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June 09, 2020


Kate Beswick

what a fascinating story - and a remarkable woman!


What a wonderful story! How lucky to have a cousin so close and she keeps the family’s records!? Even better!

Jim McCarthy

Wouldn't I love to spend a day or two with Sarina in her kitchen, cooking and taking and brushing up my Yiddish. Even boys of Irish and Eastern European descent learn some Yiddish growing up in NYC.

Such a sweet face she has, you know Sarina would be a kind and helpful teacher and fun to be with. I could bring my Hannukah cookies which I make every year for my pal Susan who is without her Jewish family these days. They are not bad !

Julie Tave

Looking forward to fixing and tasting recipes handed down from Allepo...a place we were fortunate to visit before the recent war. Bravo Sabrina!

Jeanne Govert

Everything looks yummy!

Diane Thurlow

I am going to show this article to my friend who looks just like Sarina. And the food is making my Jewish mouth water big time. Yumm! Thanks. I loved the story.

Fran @ G'day Souffle'

Looks like I'm not the 4th comment in order to be the winner, but I'll comment anyway. The Mint Lemon Soup looks really good- reminds me of my Grandma's Matzo Ball Soup, but even better!


She looks like a delightful person.

Beverley Auerbach

Looks like I missed being #4, but it was still a great post and a fascinating story.

Aleppo was largely destroyed in the Syrian conflict. I met a number of Syrians from Aleppo in Turkey a few years ago - their stories were quite enlightening.

mireille sorg

I wish to have her new receipe book, it sounds just delicious and the storu of Sarina is just wonderful! I wish her the best.

Lisa Sutton, PhD

Your blog warmed my Syrian-Jewish-from-Brooklyn heart. I'm going to look at her books--love to cook SY food.

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