Melting Pot by Dafi Forer Kremer
Honoring the State of Israel as it enters its seventh decade, Melting Pot reflects the myriad of unique Jewish voices and tastes from Israel and the world over. You will delight in the exceptional, modern commentaries on the weekly portion and festivals, while savoring the delicious, ethnic recipes served up with each spiritual serving.
Melting Pot is divided into six chapters, one for each of the Five Books of the Torah, with the last chapter celebrating the Jewish and Israeli festivals. Each chapter is dedicated to a particular meal course, in addition to commemorating each of the six decades since the State of Israel’s founding.
Just as the State of Israel unifies the Jewish communities in Israel and throughout the world, so too, Melting Pot integrates vibrant Jewish voices from the world over, forming a joint tribute of love for our Homeland.
In the Ethics of the Fathers, Rabbi Shimon says: “Three who eat together and speak words of Torah, it is as if they had eaten at God’s table.” A brand new book, launched this week in Israel, brings together food and Torah, giving its readers the opportunity to share their meal with the Divine presence.
Melting Pot, written to honour the State of Israel during its 60th year, reflects the many Jewish voices and tastes from Israel and all over the world.
There is a recipe to match each week’s Torah portion – with an additional chapter for other Jewish and Israeli festivals – combined with a specially-written article by leading educators in the Jewish world. For example, Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks’ commentary is paired with a recipe for Kubaneh, a sweet Yemenite bread, thus combining the spiritual excellence of Britain with the cultural flavours of the Middle East.
Just as Israel has brought together every ethnic group, making for a vibrant and colourful country, this book has also combined renowned teachers and delicious food from across the globe, catering for the reader’s physical and spiritual needs.
Other contributors include Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, Dr Raphael Zarum and Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger. Also Among the writers: Minister Isaac Herzog, Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger , Chief Rabbi of England Sir Jonathan Sacks , Chief Rabbi of South Africa Dr. Warren Goldstein, Rabbi Elazar Muskin, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis ,Naomi Ragen, Chairmen of the Jewish Agency Mr. Zeev Bielski, Rabanit Esti Rosenberg, Rabbi Mosheh Lichtenstein, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, President of Yeshiva University Dr. Richard Joel, Susie Fishbein , Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Susie Fishbein, Norene Gillitz, Poopa Dweck, , Sherri Mandell , Rabbanit Malke Bina, Rabbi Levi Cooper, Ann Harris, Rabbi Member Knesset Michael Melchior , Rakel Berenbaum , Rabbi Chaim Brovender ,Rabbi Hershel and Rebbetzin Rookie Billet , Dr. Deborah Weissman, Dr. Yael Ziegler, Batya Hefter, Rabbi Yehoshua Fass , Rebbetzin Shira Smiles, Member Knesset Yuli Edelstein , Dr. Dassi Jacobson , Rabbanit Chana Henkin, Dr Susan Weingarten, Chagit Rein.
In addition to their insights, every page is adorned with outstanding photography of the mouth-watering dishes.
Melting Pot is a masterpiece, and should feature in every Jewish home. It was edited by Dafi Kremer, and has been dedicated in memory of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, who died while defending their homeland.
As Israel embarks on its seventh decade, this new book serves up spiritual and savoury delights for the Jewish palate, with something special for every day of the year. Review taken from TOTALLYJEWISH.COM
For Hebrew Version see Matamei Hamikra