Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food

Date: Sep 14, 2016 - Sep 14, 2016

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Sponsor: The Library

Location: JTS

Category: Book Talks Library Events

A Discussion with Author Roger Horowitz

Kosher USA follows the journey of kosher food through the modern industrial food system. It recounts how iconic products such as Coca-Cola and Jell-O tried to become kosher; the contentious debates among rabbis over the incorporation of modern science into Jewish law; how Manischewitz wine became the first kosher product to win over non-Jewish consumers, and more fascinating tales.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

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About the Author

A historian of American business, technology, and labor, Roger Horowitz is also an expert on our nation’s food. His previous publications include Putting Meat on the American Table: Taste. Technology, Transformation and Food Chains: From Farmyard to Shopping Cart with Warren Belasco.

This event is sponsored by The JTS Library.

Dr. David Kraemer, Joseph J. and Dora Abbell Librarian and professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS, will serve as moderator.

Admission to the Kosher USA Book Talk is free, but please register first.