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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, March 12, 1943, Image 4

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PURIM ON A RATION BOOK
Menu and Recipes Tailored To Your Points _
BY DORIS TURNHEIM
A whole Purim dinner of tra-1
ditional components—yet calling
for no rationed food except a cup
or so of sugar and some prunes.
Made to order for those who have
always celebrated the occasion in
proper gustatory fashion, and
particularly for those who in hu
man reaction against the Nazis’
verboten decree on any marking
of the day in German-occupied
territory intend this year to join
the festivities in this land of free
dom to the hilt.
Many items featured in the Lu
cullan feasts of other years—and
other centuries—might as well be
. sidestepped this time, out of re
spect for both the digestive pro
. cesses and the OPA dicta. Poppy
seed Hamantaschen, favorite of
many, must give way to those
filled with prunes, now that the
poppyseed is unobtainable. That
will prove no hardship for those
who, like the writer, prefer the
latter. Cheese kreplach must be
reserved for another year, if you
are to stick to our streamlined,
non-rationed menu.
The main course need bow to
no compromise, since as far back
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|as written Purim menus take u. c
poultry of one kind or another har
been the vogue. Turkeys, with
chickens and geese close runners
up, have been the piece de resist
ance for centuries. Ducks, pig
eons, swans and pheasants were
listed in addition as far back as
the fifteenth century.
A Purim poem written by an
Italian Jewish poet some time be
fore 1700, when it went into its
second edition, makes vivid the
festival food predilections of the
day: “Salted chickens’ necks and
fat cakes, huge pigeons and par
tridges and pheasants and quails
to continue the abandon of the
day; fruits and fine preserves of
! every season, every clime; pre
serves in alcohol, of many colors
and much joy.”
But food, though there could be
no banquet without it, has tra
ditionally played only a secondary
role in the Purim feast, with Bac
chus —pagan frowned upon by our
rabbis and scholars on, most other
occasions—reigning supreme. As
far back as the Talmud pages
Jews were not only permitted but
actually exhorted to quaff so
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THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
J.D.C.-Aided Refugees Mark
Release From Cuban Detainment
Refugees formerly detained in Tiscornia, the Cuban Ellis Island,
celebrate the release of the last five persons held there with a dinner at
Havana's Hotel Presidente. One of their number is shown here present
ing Dr. Alejandre Vergara Leonard, the Cuban Director of Immigra
tion, with a leather-boynd volume containing the signature# of all the
former Tiscornia residents as a token of their esteem for his efforts in
their behalf. To the left of Dr. Vergara is Charles H. Jordan, Director
of the Joint Relief Committee of Havana, the J. D. C.'s cooperating
body in Cuba. The immigration detention camp is now empty. The
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and South America, was instrumental in securing the release of many
of the 448 detained there for nearly a year. It also supplied the refugees
with supplementary food and other comforts as well as the necessary
maintenance fees-
deeply at the festive board that
they could no longer distinguish
between ‘Arur Haman (cursed by
Haman) and Baruch Mordeeai
(blessed by Mordeeai)! For the
sake of any who might be shocked
by such laissez faire, explanation j
was appended that in numerical
value (Hebrew numbers being (
designated by letters) the two
phrases equalled each other —and
of course pure logic [dictates that |
things equal to the same thing are
equal to each other. Some of the
ancient rabbis, to be sure, didn’t
take any too kindly to this whole
idea, offering the explanation that
even a little wine might induce
sleep, and that therefore a little
was enough to achieve the purpose
prescribed. But these pilpulists
notwithstanding, an ancient Jew
ish proverb still quoted runs:
“Drunk the whole year round and
sober on Purim.”
So then, the first consideration
for the Purim menu must be the
quantity and quality of drinks to
be served. Here your pocketbook
and your tastes are your only
guide. I might add, however, that
thorough enjoyment is possible
even at a dinner which features
no or very little alcoholic bever
ages.
Menu
Chicken or turkey soup with
kreplach makes an excellent—
highly traditional and unrationed
first course. Though soup krep
lach usually contains a bit of beef
or veal, poultry meat can be used
to just as good effect.
If you prefer a more elaborate
meal, you could start with a fresh
fruit salad, sweetened with rasp
berry or grape jam (all unration
ed), then follow on with the soup
course.
Next comes the poultry, roasted
and trimmed and garnished to
perfection. Usual accompaniments
are mashed potatoes (clever cooks
in these days of butter shortage
find substitutes yield good re
sults), fresh carrots sweetened
with honey (almost obligatory),
any other fresh vegetable you pre
fer, cranberry or apple sauce
(home-made).
Now for the dessert, Haman
taschen, symbolically appropriate,
are almost universally favored.
An interesting footnote, contrary
to popular fancy, reveals that
etymologically the name does not
derive from the name of Haman,
the Assyrian Hitler, plus the
German word for pockets. Rather,
the first section refers to the
filling of these delicious cakes and
finds its original in the Yiddish
word man, variously taken to con
note either the German word for
poppy seed, mond, or the Hebrew
word for manna.
Beverage to your liking, prefer
ably the unrationed tea, to pre
serve unity of purpose In the
menu. Sweetening for your tea?
serve honey-nut candies, thorough
ly traditional and unrationed.
Thus, even though Purim has been
called the "festival of sugar,” be
cause of the abandon with which
sweetmeats were often indulged
in, it can be properly celebrated
with only the aforementioned cup
of sugar and prunes—used in. the
Hamantaschen —to mar an other
wise completely unrationed course.
(Purim recipes will be given in
next week’s, issue.)
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