Tori Avey

Braiding A Tradition

For ‘The Shiksa’ blogger, food is body and soul.
08/19/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

‘Shiksa,” a derogatory term referring to a non-Jewish woman, is a word Tori Avey wants to reclaim.

For her stepdaughter’s bat mitzvah, Tori Avey made challah on Masada.  Photo courtesy Tori Avey

Intermarrieds Cooking Up Trouble

A few years ago, when I wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal about increasing numbers of gentile moms raising Jewish kids, I was amused by the editor’s headline choice: “But Will The Chicken Soup Taste As Good?”

In fact, a sizable number of non-Jewish men and women who have married into the Tribe are taking on the responsibility of cooking the family’s chicken soup, along with other traditional Jewish dishes.

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