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Food for Thought

Everything is feminist about the kitchen. And so much is Jewish about food. Leviticus (chapter 11) wants us to keep kosher so that we are present to gratitude and holiness. Deuteronomy (chapter 14) wants us to keep kosher because promises matter: We promised God at Sinai to do certain things — one of those things has to do with how we stuff our mouths.

The three intimate stories that follow shorten the [food] chain between gender and Judaism.

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