I’m a Jewish Historian and My Grandparents Ran a Deli. Maybe We’re in the Same Business.

I’m a jewish historian and my grandparents ran a deli. Maybe we’re in the same business.

“Like so many other American Jews from the New York area, I have been eagerly awaiting “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” the new exhibit on the American Jewish deli now on view at the New-York Historical Society. After all, the deli was our family business,” writes Chancellor Schwartz in JTA .

Chancellor Schwartz is a member of the family that founded and ran the famed Rubin’s Delicatessen in Brookline, Massachusetts. She was inspired to write about this legacy by the current exhibition on Jewish delis at the New-York Historical Society.  

Read her feature in JTA.  



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