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Jewish American Heritage Month

Well worn cover of cookbook: Crisco Recipes for the Jewish Housewife

In their new country, our immigrant ancestors adapted recipes, cooking styles, and even their taste buds to a new cuisine. The kitchen, however, was only the beginning.

Rabbi Anthony Fratello
Still shot from the movie Wet Hot American Summer with summer camp counselors from the 1908s sitting on the steps of an office cabin

As Jewish American History Month draws to a close, what better way to celebrate than by watching a movie that celebrates Jewish American history?

Marissa Solomon

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a commemoration first recognized by President George W. Bush in 2006.

Rebecca Soffer

In his second year in office, President George Washington wrote a letter to the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island - one of our Nation's first Jewish houses of worship - and reaffirmed our country's commitment to religious freedom. He noted that the Government of the United States would give "to bigotry no sanction [and] to persecution no assistance," and that all Americans are entitled to "liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship." Those words ring as true today as they did then, and they speak to a principle as old as America itself: that no matter who you are, where you come from, or what faith you practice, all of us have an equal share in America's promise.

President Barack Obama
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