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This Week in History: A fact for July

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Colonial Jewish mother instructs her son to eat "bread and butter"

July 9, 1733

Abigail Levy Franks, the most noted of American Jewish colonial letter writers, wrote her son Naphtali, admonishing him to eat nothing but "bread & butter" wherever food preparation was "not done after our Strict Judiacall [kosher] method."

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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: A fact for July." (Viewed on October 4, 2015) <>.


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