Miriam's Kitchen: a Memoir
An appealing, sensitive account of an assimilated Jewish woman's efforts to embrace the religious traditions of her ancestors. Former Business Week reporter Ehrlich (Nellie Bly, 1989) recounts a childhood where Judaism was merely kosher-style...
- Why do you think Elizabeth became interested in keeping kosher? What do you think Miriam's Kitchen is a metaphor for?
- This book emphasizes the idea of women as the transmitters of family culture. How have you seen that in your life?
- What was your personal reaction to the details of keeping kosher? To the experiences of the Holocaust?
- Did you find the structure of the book—divided into months, followed by a present-day description, followed by different histories—easy to read or confusing?
- What in this book could you connect to your own life? Did any of her experiences and thoughts connect to your own?
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