My Grandmother’s Recipes: Part 6, Main Course.

The story of Odessa synagogue and the unsavory characters who ran it continues in this chapter (click for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 7).

*Top of this page was included in Part 5

*Part 6

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16. Alexander Matrosov – a World War II military hero who sacrificed his life by putting his body in front of the embrasure of the enemy’s machine gun.

17. Danaya (Danae) – mythological goddess of fertility, seduced by Zeus who transformed himself into a rain of gold.

Here is another clip from Fiddler on the Roof. The bottle dance is still performed today;  I’ve seen it at a few weddings. With all the persecution, poverty, and hardships, we have still possessed the spirit to rejoice!

This very special recipe symbolizes the meaning of life and the hope for a sweet year:



24 Comments Add yours

      1. Chocoviv says:

        You’re welcome 😊

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  1. 🙂 If I were to visit you, would you prepare a veganized version of your grandmother’s recipe for me?

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    1. I will certainly do my best, Renard! We always have guests, vegans among them, and I accommodate their needs, while preserving the flavors.
      Thank you for stopping by, dear friend!

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  2. weggieboy says:

    Any meal that begins with dessert has to be special, and very good!

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    1. LOL Thank you so much, Doug!

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  3. spearfruit says:

    Another great masterpiece. Thanks for sharing Dolly.

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    1. Thank you so much, Gary!


  4. Continuing to fascinate and enthral

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Derrick

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  5. Reading about your traditions makes me wish i knew more, and makes me hungry to try the good food you mention!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi, for your lovely comment and for your interest.


  6. “Fiddler on the Roof” is very dear to my heart. Both my parents — immigrants, themselves, of course — loved it.

    The reference to a daughter denouncing her father struck a chord. For many years, we had family living behind the Iron Curtain. An aunt of mine heard that her sister had become a Communist for the sake of her children. Living under that harsh regime, she asked fiercely that we not judge her.

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    1. I am glad you understand, dear Anna; not many people do. “Fiddler on the Roof” is very dear to me as well, and that’s why I keep including these fragments when talking about my family. I was fortunate to spend the last two years of my great-grandfather’s life under his roof. What you see on the screen, I had experienced in reality. I will write more about it when we get closer to Simhas Torah holiday.

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  7. Sorry, lost the connection. The dance is wonderful too. Thank you so much. Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael, for your kind comment!


    1. Thank you so much, dear friend!


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