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Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>

This being Friday, what better time to read "Sabbath in Town" >from the Yizkor
book of Olyka, Ukraine, about 21 miles >from both Lutsk and Dubno. This is
another account of how Jews in relative or real poverty scrimped during the
week with their reward being a joyous (and food-filled) celebration of the
Sabbath. Nathan Rosenfeld's account starts with the preparations that begin
as early as Wednesday, the men's pilgrimmage to the "public bath to clean
themselves up >from the impurities of the week," the services in the synagogue
which was "filled with light >from oil candelabras and shining candelabras"
and of course the Sabbath feasts that followed: "Kugels cooked with a lot of
goose fat, plus kishke, cake and cookies... recitation of the blessing on a
full glass of vodka ... Chopped liver spiced with goose fat is served,
followed by the cholent and delicacies."


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel