Holy Carp: Gefilte Fish, Judaism and Me, By Jack Cohen

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HOLY CARP: Gefilte Fish, Judaism And Me By Jack Cohen

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What kind of cigarettes do Jewish housewives smoke? Gefiltered

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xsq11 Yum…?

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Jack in the kitchen at age 3

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From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Jews around the world : 

Jews around the world Uganda China

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Jennifer Lapinski Photography : 

Jennifer Lapinski Photography

Claudia Roden’s Poached Gefilte Fish : 

Claudia Roden’s Poached Gefilte Fish 1 medium onion 2 eggs 2 teaspoons or more salt 2 teaspoons or more sugar White pepper ½ cup medium matzo meal 2 lbs fish fillets skinned (choose 2 or 3 from cod, haddock, bream, whiting, and hake)

From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research : 

From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Rabbi Israel Ben Eliezer, also known as the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidic Judaism: GALITZIANER : 

Rabbi Israel Ben Eliezer, also known as the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidic Judaism: GALITZIANER Rabbi Elijah Ben Shlomo Zalman, also known as the Vilna Gaon, critic and opponent of Hasidic Judaism: LITVAK Adapted from Jonathan’s Coffee Blog

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salmon smelts haddock catfish whitefish

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From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Fishmonger at the Krakow fish market

Jellied carp : 

Jellied carp

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Great Grandma Lil and Great Grandpa Joe, 1981

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Cohen Family 1920’s Great-Great-Grandma Bessie Great-Grandma Lil and Great-Grandpa Joe Grandpa Stan

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The Carp in the Bathtub by Barbara Cohen, illustrated by Joan Halpern

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From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Sex, Drugs and Gefilte Fish by Shana Liebman : 

Sex, Drugs and Gefilte Fish by Shana Liebman

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made by jack cohen

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The Carp in the Bathtub by Barbara Cohen, illustrated by Joan Halpern

Abbie Hoffman protesting at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. : 

Abbie Hoffman protesting at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. Abbie Hoffman and Benjamin Spock at peace rally, June 1982.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZurtUSa6fI Go here to see a video of Abbie Hoffman making gefilte fish:

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Izzy’s Traditional Jewish Recipes, Simon Sez Productions

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Izzy”s Traditional Jewish Recipes, Simon Sez Productions

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Gefilte Fish, a documentary by Karen Silverstein

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Gefilte Fish, a documentary by Karen Silverstein

Gefilte Fish, a documentary by Karen Silverstein : 

Gefilte Fish, a documentary by Karen Silverstein Gefilte Fish, a documentary by Karen Silverstein

The Gefilte Fish Chronicles by David Burnett : 

The Gefilte Fish Chronicles by David Burnett

The Gefilte Fish Chronicles by David Burnett : 

The Gefilte Fish Chronicles by David Burnett

The Gefilte Fish Chronicles by David Burnett : 

The Gefilte Fish Chronicles by David Burnett

Cohen Family thanks Giving Ft Lauderdale, 2001 : 

Cohen Family thanks Giving Ft Lauderdale, 2001

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Jenn’s Gefilte Fish Makes 24 large patties 3 pounds halibut skinless cut into 1’’ cubes 3 pounds salmon skinless cut into 1’’ cubes 3 carrots, 3 onions 2 table spoons finely chopped fennel frond 2 table spoon salt, three table spoons sugar 6 eggs Zest of 2 finely grated lemons ¾ cup of matzo meal

Jack’s Lemon Gefilte Fish : 

Jack’s Lemon Gefilte Fish Firm-fleshed, skinless fish filets Chopped shallot Preserved lemon Chopped lemon zest Minced fresh thyme Egg Bread crumbs, matzo meal or potato starch Chopped parsley Fresh lemon juice Ground pepper Touch of honey

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Bibliography (first of four) : 

Bibliography (first of four) Books: Abramowicz, Hirsz. Profiles of a Lost World, 1999, pp. 52-58. Wayne State University Press; Detroit, Mich. Translated from the Yiddish by Eva Zeitlin Dobkin. Cohen, Barbara. The Carp in the Bathtub, 1972; Kar-Ben Publishing, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Illustrated by Joan Halpern Cohen, Jayne. Jewish Holiday Cooking, 2007, pp. 74-79; 404-414. John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ. De Pomiane, Edouard. The Jews of Poland: Recollections and Recipes, 1929, pp. 123-136. Pholioata Press, Garden Grove, California. Translated from the French by Josephine Bacon. Friedland, Susan R. The Passover Table, 1994; HarperCollins, New York, NY. Friedland, Susan R. Shabbat Shalom, 1999, pp. 64-86. Little, Brown; Boston, Mass.

Bibliography (second of four) : 

Bibliography (second of four) Books: Goodman, Matthew. Jewish Food: The World at Table, 2005, pp. 72-102. HarperCollins; New York, NY. Gur, Janna. The Book of New Israeli Food, 2007, pp. 130-138. Shocken Books; New York, NY. Levy, Mrs. Esther. Jewish Cookery Book: Principles of Economy Adapted for Jewish Housekeepers with Medicinal Recipes and Other Valuable Information Relative to Housekeeping and Domestic Management and Being the First Jewish Cookbook Published in America, 1871. Reprint by Applewood Books; Bedford, Massachusetts. Marks, Gil. The World of Jewish Cooking, 1996, pp. 69-85. Simon & Schuster, New York, NY. Roden, Claudia. The Book of Jewish Food, 1996; pp. 105-119, 326-352. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY.

Bibliography (third of four) : 

Bibliography (third of four) Books: Ruhlman, Michael. Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking, 2009. Scribner; New York, NY. Sternberg, Robert. Yiddish Cuisine: A Gourmet’s Approach to Jewish Cooking, 1993; pp. 37-39, 81-95. Jason Aronson; Northvale, NJ. Magazine, Radio and Online: Leavitt, Jonathan. “The Gefilte Fish Line,” Feb. 18, 2008 in Jonathan’s Coffeeblog. http://www.doublesquids.net/coffeeblog/archive/thegefil.html. Nathan, Joan. “Joan Nathan’s Gefilte Fish Recipe,” The Atlantic, April 14, 2009. Mann, Tamara. “Gefilte Fish in America,” www.myjewishlearning.com.

Bibliography (fourth of four) : 

Bibliography (fourth of four) Magazine, Radio and Online: Nathan, Joan. “Cooking Up a Seder Staple,” April 19, 2008. National Public Radio. O’Neill, Molly. “Curious Yellow,” March 7, 1999. The New York Times Magazine. DVDs: Gefilte Fish: A Film about an Endangered Species – the Homemade Gefilte Fish. Documentary by Karen Silverstein, 1987. Ergo Media, Teaneck, NJ. The Gefilte Fish Chronicles. Directed by David Burnett. KAI Productions, 2006. Izzy’s Traditional Jewish Recipes. Simon Sez Productions, 2003. Video: Abbie Making Gefilte Fish, 1973. Produced by Laura Kronenberg, David Schweitzer, Frank Cavastani.

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For more information on The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism and its wonderful bar/bat mitzvah program, go to www.citycongregation.org

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