12 2015

7:00 pm MUH Rabbi Debbie Prinz "On the Chocolate Trail"

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Muhlenberg College Hillel 2238 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104

Contact Rabbi Melissa Simon

Muhlenberg College Hillel presents Rabbi Debbie Prinz and "On the Chocolate Trail": What is the Best Chocolate? Jewish Ethics Mix into our Chocolate

The next time you pick up a piece of chocolate, consider that you are partaking in an aspect of Jewish history. Escape the downturn in the economy as you explore the story of Jews and chocolate. Jews, Pre-Columbians, Catholics, and Protestants also connect in On the Chocolate Trail through an exploration of chocolate’s religious narratives and rituals.

On the Chocolate Trail uniquely melds a popularity of chocolate with a fascination about Judaism. Those interested in Judaism and religion will crave this unique approach. In combining age old passions for chocolate and religion, On the Chocolate Trail unwraps delightful new themes using little known information gathered from archival research supported by three fellowships, as well as travel to places such as Egypt, Spain, France, Israel, Belgium, England, Mexico and Switzerland.

Rabbi Deborah Prinz’s book, On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao, was published in 2013 by Jewish Lights and is already in its third printing. Rabbi Prinz lectures about chocolate and religion around the world. The book is being used in adult study, classroom settings, book clubs and chocolate tastings.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsor: Muhlenberg College Hillel