Apple pie is a Good Fast Breaker

Posted on October 5, 2011

It is our traditional High Holiday dessert, Lewin told me. “We make two, one to serve for dinner before services on the evening of Rosh Hashanah and another to break the fast for Yom Kippur.” Naomi Lewin’s mother, Elsbeth, born in Mainz, was 15 in 1939 when the family saw the proverbial handwriting on the wall and applied for exit visas. Then came Kristallnacht, and Elsbeth, one of 10,000 Jewish children saved from the Nazis by the British, was hastily dispatched on the Kindertransport.

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