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 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 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:


10 Comments Add yours

  1. lifelessons says:

    So did they go on aiding Gabbe after they discover his hoarded gold? Who inherited all his gold when he died? Another story.

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    1. Of course they did, and I have no idea who inherited the gold. Probably the government, since it was illegal to have it in private possession.

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  2. lifelessons says:

    I just can’t stand the unfair treatment by the government regime..Aren’t you glad you were forced to/allowed to leave?

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    1. More than happy, having been a refusenik for 7 years prior to that. Are you familiar with the word?


      1. lifelessons says:

        Yes of course..And I knew that. It was Johnson responsible for their letting you leave, correct? Or had they already expelled you and he just welcomed you in? Glad he did.


      2. You remember correctly, and I thank you for remembering it.


  3. Such lively writing

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    1. Thank you so very much, Derrick, and a great deal of credit goes to my son for an excellent translation.

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  4. I always love your grandmother’s recipes and her stories, Dolly. FYI, I recently caught Ken Burns’ series “The US and the Holocaust”. Though it was heart breaking, I highly recommend it.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Anna, and thank you for recommending the series. I will look it up.


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