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A PowerPoint presentation, with audio narration, by Jasper (Jack) Cohen of Jersey City, NJ, on the history and culture of gefilte fish for his City Congregation bar mitzvah ceremony, presented on Oct. ...

A PowerPoint presentation, with audio narration, by Jasper (Jack) Cohen of Jersey City, NJ, on the history and culture of gefilte fish for his City Congregation bar mitzvah ceremony, presented on Oct. 2, 2010, in Weehawken, NJ

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    • Jack Cohen’s Bar Mitzvah project for The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, presented Oct. 2, 2010. More info at jackcohenisready.tumblr.com.
    • HOLY CARP: Gefilte Fish, Judaism And Me Jack Cohen’s Bar Mitzvah project for The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, presented Oct. 2, 2010. More info at jackcohenisready.tumblr.com.
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      • What kind of cigarettes do
      • Jewish housewives smoke?
      Gefiltered
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    • xsq11 Yum…?
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    • Jack in the kitchen at age 3
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    • From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
    • Jews around the world Uganda China
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    • C 12 H 22 O 11
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    • Jennifer Lapinski Photography
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    • Claudia Roden’s Poached Gefilte Fish
      • 1 medium onion
      • 2 eggs
      • 2 teaspoons or more salt
      • 2 teaspoons or more sugar
      • White pepper
      • ½ cup medium matzo meal
      • 2 lbs fish fillets skinned (choose 2 or 3 from cod, haddock, bream, whiting, and hake)
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    • Izzy’s Traditional Jewish Recipes, Simon Sez Productions
    • From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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    • Rabbi Israel Ben Eliezer, also known as the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidic Judaism: GALITZIANER
      • Rabbi Elijah Ben Shlomo Zalman, also known as the Vilna Gaon, critic and opponent of Hasidic Judaism: LITVAK
      Adapted from Jonathan’s Coffee Blog
    • salmon smelts haddock catfish whitefish
    • From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Fishmonger at the Krakow fish market
    • Jellied carp
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    • Great Grandma Lil and Great Grandpa Joe, 1981
    • Cohen Family 1920’s Great-Great-Grandma Bessie Great-Grandma Lil and Great-Grandpa Joe Grandpa Stan
    • The Carp in the Bathtub by Barbara Cohen, illustrated by Joan Halpern
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    • From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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    • Sex, Drugs and Gefilte Fish by Shana Liebman
    • Jack Cohen
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    • The Carp in the Bathtub by Barbara Cohen, illustrated by Joan Halpern
    • Abbie Hoffman protesting at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. Abbie Hoffman and Benjamin Spock at peace rally, June 1982.
    • Abbie Making Gefilte Fish, 1973. Laura Kronenberg, David Schweitzer, Frank Cavastani
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    • Izzy’s Traditional Jewish Recipes, Simon Sez Productions
    • Izzy’s Traditional Jewish Recipes, Simon Sez Productions
    • Gefilte Fish, a documentary by Karen Silverstein
    • Gefilte Fish, a documentary by Karen Silverstein
    • Gefilte Fish, a documentary by Karen Silverstein Gefilte Fish, a documentary by Karen Silverstein
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    • The Gefilte Fish Chronicles by David Burnett
    • The Gefilte Fish Chronicles by David Burnett
    • The Gefilte Fish Chronicles by David Burnett
    • Cohen Family Thanksgiving Ft Lauderdale, 2001
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      • Jenn’s Gefilte Fish
      • Makes 24 large patties
      • 3 pounds halibut, skinless, cut into 1’’ cubes
      • 3 pounds salmon, skinless, cut into 1’’ cubes
      • 3 carrots, 3 onions
      • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fennel frond
      • 2 tablespoons salt, 3 tablespoons sugar
      • 6 eggs
      • Zest of 2 finely grated lemons
      • ¾ cup of matzo meal
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    • Jack’s Lemon Gefilte Fish
      • Firm-fleshed, skinless fish filets
      • Chopped shallot
      • Preserved lemon
      • Chopped lemon zest
      • Minced fresh thyme
      • Egg
      • Bread crumbs, matzo meal or potato starch
      • Chopped parsley
      • Fresh lemon juice
      • Ground pepper
      • Touch of honey
    • FIN
    • Bibliography (first of four)
              • Books:
              • Abramowicz, Hirsz. Profiles of a Lost World , 1999, pp. 52-58. Wayne State University Press; Detroit, Mich. Translated from the Yiddish by Eva Zeitlin Dobkin.
              • Cohen, Barbara. The Carp in the Bathtub , 1972; Kar-Ben Publishing, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Illustrated by Joan Halpern
              • Cohen, Jayne. Jewish Holiday Cooking , 2007, pp. 74-79; 404-414. John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ.
              • De Pomiane, Edouard. The Jews of Poland: Recollections and Recipes , 1929, pp. 123-136. Pholioata Press, Garden Grove, California. Translated from the French by Josephine Bacon.
              • Friedland, Susan R. The Passover Table, 1994; HarperCollins, New York, NY.
              • Friedland, Susan R. Shabbat Shalom, 1999, pp. 64-86. Little, Brown; Boston, Mass.
    • Bibliography (second of four)
              • Books:
              • Goodman, Matthew . Jewish Food: The World at Table , 2005, pp. 72-102. HarperCollins; New York, NY.
              • Gur, Janna. The Book of New Israeli Food, 2007, pp. 130-138. Shocken Books; New York, NY.
              • Levy, Mrs. Esther. Jewish Cookery Book: Principles of Economy Adapted for Jewish Housekeepers with Medicinal Recipes and Other Valuable Information Relative to Housekeeping and Domestic Management and Being the First Jewish Cookbook Published in America , 1871. Reprint by Applewood Books; Bedford, Massachusetts.
              • Marks, Gil. The World of Jewish Cooking, 1996, pp. 69-85. Simon & Schuster, New York, NY.
              • Roden, Claudia. The Book of Jewish Food , 1996; pp. 105-119, 326-352. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY.
    • Bibliography (third of four)
              • Books:
              • Ruhlman, Michael. Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking , 2009. Scribner; New York, NY.
              • Sternberg, Robert. Yiddish Cuisine: A Gourmet’s Approach to Jewish Cooking , 1993; pp. 37-39, 81-95. Jason Aronson; Northvale, NJ.
              • Magazine, Radio and Online:
              • Leavitt, Jonathan. “The Gefilte Fish Line,” Feb. 18, 2008 in Jonathan’s Coffeeblog. http:// www.doublesquids.net/coffeeblog/archive/thegefil.html .
              • Nathan, Joan. “Joan Nathan’s Gefilte Fish Recipe,” The Atlantic , April 14, 2009.
              • Mann, Tamara. “Gefilte Fish in America,” www.myjewishlearning.com .
    • Bibliography (fourth of four)
              • Magazine, Radio and Online:
              • Nathan, Joan. “Cooking Up a Seder Staple,” April 19, 2008. National Public Radio.
              • O’Neill, Molly. “Curious Yellow,” March 7, 1999. The New York Times Magazine .
              • DVDs:
              • Gefilte Fish: A Film about an Endangered Species – the Homemade Gefilte Fish. Documentary by Karen Silverstein, 1987. Ergo Media, Teaneck, NJ.
              • The Gefilte Fish Chronicles. Directed by David Burnett. KAI Productions, 2006.
              • Izzy’s Traditional Jewish Recipes. Simon Sez Productions, 2003.
              • Video:
              • Abbie Making Gefilte Fish, 1973. Produced by Laura Kronenberg, David Schweitzer, Frank Cavastani.