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Food and Drink - Modern Period - Lebanon
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Community Origins

Although the presence of Jews in Lebanon dates back to biblical times, many Jews from other parts of the diaspora migrated to Lebanon over the course of the centuries, and the country’s occupation by Arabs, Ottomans, and later the French enriched Lebanese cuisine with many culinary traditions, with a large intersection between Jewish and other Lebanese foods. Within the Lebanese Jewish community itself, the very nature of living within a close-knit community for so many years nat…

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Isaac Choua, “Food and Drink - Modern Period - Lebanon”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000826>
First published online: 2020

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