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religion and food

In St. Louis, ‘Grill to Glory’ deploys churches (and hot dogs) for community renewal

By Eric Berger — May 30, 2019

ST. LOUIS (RNS) — A partnership between churches and a local nonprofit build community through cookouts in crime-plagued North St. Louis.

Stranded at New York auto show, car writers meet for (corporate-sponsored) seder

By Jeffrey Yoskowitz — April 19, 2019

NEW YORK (RNS) — For Jews who cover the car industry at the New York International Auto Show’s media days, which often fall during Passover, the seder at Katz’s Deli has become a respite.

The ’Splainer: Why do Jews eat gefilte fish at the Passover seder?

By Kimberly Winston — March 22, 2018

(RNS) — The much-maligned Passover appetizer has come to epitomize the gastronomic experience of the shtetl, or ancestral towns of many Jews of Eastern European origin.

A rediscovered latke recipe links generations beyond the grave

By Lindsey Rose Weiss — December 14, 2017

(RNS) — As I looked through my emails to find the one containing the recipe for Grammommy Rose’s latkes, I said a prayer. How fortunate am I that the internet gives me a connection to my history, my namesake, my ancestors and my Uncle Jeff?

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