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DC Jewish food history

A Different Flavor of Purim

by Samantha Bass, JHSGW

A Different Flavor of Purim

While Ashkenazi Jews think of hamantashen as traditional Purim fare, the Yom Tov Society gathering of some of Washington’s Sephardic community, shown in this 1936 photo, likely enjoyed börekas, almond “cigars” and candies called figuellos. Today, Washington is home to a small, but vibrant Sephardic community of around 12,000. They, like other Sephardic Jews, are

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