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During the period of austerity which accompanied the early years of the State of Israel, the Hadassah organization fought to allow for the import of Bulgur to Israel from the United States.
A shopping list found among the treasures of the Cairo Genizah was scrawled on the back of a rather important document.
With very few fresh ingredients at their disposal, the Jews created a plethora of dishes that took full advantage of the limited components that were available.
The sweet and (un)savory story behind the traditional dish.
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