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Sunday, June 16 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hands off our artichokes! Roman Jews in revolt

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Last year, Roman Jews were presented with an ultimatum: give up your artichokes or lose your kashrut status. The problem? Their much-loved carciofi all giudia (distinctively Jewish deep-fried artichoke) was considered impossible to check for bugs. What ensued was a battleground for the Roman Jewish soul. This session will explore the deep Jewish history of the artichoke, the showdown between rabbis, the wider Italian reaction, and a consideration of why food plays such essential part in Jewish identity.

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Nathan Compton

Born and bred in Sydney to a family from Italy, Nathan is a high-school English teacher and full-timer fresser. When he’s not marking last-minute essays from frantic Year 12 students or searching for kosher Parmesan cheese, he’s cooking Friday night dinners for Young Adults at... Read More →

Sunday June 16, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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