Share

Ruth Abusch-Magder

Ruth Abusch-Magder is working on a Ph.D. in modern Jewish history at Yale University. She has a B.A. from Barnard College and is coauthor of The Jewish Women’s Awareness Guide. She writes and speaks about cookbooks.

Articles by this author

Cookbooks in the United States

When you are searching for instructions on how to prepare the perfect pickled tongue, for hints on setting a festive SabbathShabbat table, or a refresher course in the laws and lore of A seven-day festival to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt (eight days outside Israel) beginning on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nissan. Also called the "Festival of Mazzot"; the "Festival of Spring"; Pesah.Passover, American Jewish cookbooks are an invaluable source of information on Jewish life. The first publicly available American Jewish cookbook was published in 1871. Esther Levy’s Jewish Cookery Book on Principles of Economy Adapted for Jewish Housekeepers with Medicinal Recipes and Other Valuable Information Relative to Housekeeping and Domestic Management was an attempt to touch on most aspects of Jewish home life. While few of the hundreds of Jewish cookbooks written since attempt the breadth of this first work, American Jewish cookbooks capture the range of Jewish religious and cultural expression.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Ruth Abusch-Magder." (Viewed on August 21, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/abusch-magder-ruth>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Get JWA in your inbox