Saturday, February 27, 2021

Non-Jewish bakery in Germany lends a hand

My wife set out to surprise our daughter, currently in school outside Hamburg, Germany, with hamantaschen (triangular cookies commonly filled with fruit and traditional for Purim). Sadly, it seems the area has no Jewish bakeries. 

Daniela contacted a few “secular” bakeries to ask if any would help. 

The one to accept the challenge happens to be in Hamburg’s infamous red-light district (also famous as the place where the Beatles began to rise to international prominence). 

The owner said “Send me the recipe and I’ll send her the hamantaschen.”

Turns out this unassuming bakery in this unlikely location has a history of doing good in other ways. Next time you’re in Hamburg, please give them some business.

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