Re: Prohibition Bootleggers and Sacramental Wine "Fake Rabbis" #usa #general


krausj2@...
 

Sorry to promote my own wares a little, but me new book The Kosher Capones, about Chicago's Jewish gangsters has a small bit about some gangsters who rob a supply of sacramental wine during Prohibition. (See the section on Jules Portuguese.)

I didn't have room in this final version of the book, but there's a bizarre story about the racketeer Max Eisen who came to prominence by monopolizing kosher chicken. It got so bad that, in at least one telling, many Chicago Jews went vegetarian in an effort to break his stranglehold.

Good luck,

-- Joe Kraus

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