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This Shavuot, make a macaroni soup with milk

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I’ve found a new recipe for Shavuot this year, macaroni soup with milk, I’m sure it’ll be a new favourite. It reminded me of my own Bessarabian bobe (yiddish for grandmother) who used to make her own cheese. Nowadays I make my own labeneh (Israeli soft cheese).

I have Elka Roizman in Chernovtsy, Ukraine to thank for the suggestion. Her testimony about life growing up in Romania before the war, includes a list of the dairy foods she remembers eating on Shavuot including cottage cheese puddings and dumplings, macaroni soup with milk, and cheesecake. It’s just one of hundreds of oral histories available on the Centropa website which paint a vivid picture of the life of European Jews.

As part of my work at the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, I’m surrounded by fascinating personal stories like Elka’s. All too often though, these testimonials along with inspiring heritage projects and intriguing historical documents are solely in the hands of academics and archivists. One of our goals is to make these underused resources more accessible to a........

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