“Both Jews and Blacks suffered due to white Christian bigotry, and this led to a certain amount of bonding.”
“There were three distinct cultures in the Asheville I grew up in, and describing the dynamics and relationships among them is difficult.”
“Even as a young boy, I was aware that the intensity of local prejudice against Jews was increasing exponentially as the Nazi threat to the European Jews escalated.”
Falafel, vegetarian schwarma with hummus, matbucha Moroccan tomato salad and pita, all paired with a hearty serving of baklava for dessert and washed down with mint lemonade: This is just one of combinations that will be served up at the Celebration Israel Festival of Food and Culture on Sunday, May 4.
Last Sunday, Oct. 21, the 10th annual Hard Lox Festival returned to Pack Square. The festival celebrates Jewish life in Asheville through food, music, dance and more. Pictured: Marty Gillen introduces Bandana Klezmer on the performance stage. (photos by Bill Rhodes)