My Grandmother’s Recipes: Part 3, Appetizers.


We are up to holiday appetizers and Part 3 of my story, Beautiful People (click for Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7).

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3. Hassidic Jews – from Hassidism, a religious movement originated in Southern Poland in 18th century

4. Reds – supporters of the Red (Bolshevik, later Communist) Army

5. Whites – supporters of the old regime, or Czarist Army

6. Greens – supporters of the Ukrainian Nationalist Army, as well as random gangs or unaffiliated marauders. All of these were warring factions during the Civil War of 1918 – 1920.

7. Vera Kholodnaya – one of the most famous Russian silent movie actresses, analogous to Bette Davis or Marlene Dietrich.

8. Shivah – seven days of mourning following the death of a relative.

9. Birobidjan – an autonomous republic established for Jews by Stalin’s order in 1934, located…

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    1. You mean, it hasn’t spoiled since last year? Thank you very much!

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  1. Perhaps if she had simply told her father it was a non-Jewish holiday, he might have heard better, but i somehow doubt it. Again, i love your stories, and something different jumps out at me each time you repeat them.

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    1. That’s exactly what she told him, and he heard her perfectly well, but he was making a point that Soviet (i.e. communist) holidays did not exist for him, as well as the entire regime.
      I am so very pleased that you like my stories, dear Mimi!


  2. Thank you for the great insight into Russian history too, Dolly! There is so much i never before heared or had read about. Michael

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    1. Thank you so much for your interest and your kind comments, dear friend!

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      1. Always with a great pleasure, Dolly! Thank you!!!

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      2. The pleasure is all mine, Michael.

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