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Library Journal STARRED Review of Rhapsody in Schmaltz

Rhapsody in Schmaltz got a starred review in the April issue of Library Journal. Wex has written a delightful and informative history of Jewish (“Yiddish”) food from biblical times to the present, describing its evolution and popularization through media culture and the process of Americanization. This ambitious historical, sociological and religious analysis describes the importance […]

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Ottawa Jewish Bulletin reviews Frumkiss

Mike Regenstreif presents a considered and very favourable review of The Frumkiss Family Business in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin. Imagine suddenly finding out that a defining aspect of your identity was not what you thought it was all your life – that you weren’t really who or what you thought you were. That’s what happens […]

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Uptown review of “The Frumkiss Family Business”

I don’t know what it is about Winnipeg, but they sure do love The Frumkiss Family Business. Not that I’m complaining, you understand – we’re thrilled! Uptown, Winnipeg’s online resource for the arts, entertainment and news, has produced a carefully considered, well-written and (all-importantly) overwhelmingly positive review of the book. It was written by Quentin […]

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