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  • Louis Kwechansky and his Chocolate Factory: A Father’s Day Tribute from Alex Kwechansky

    By Rabbi Debbie Prinz

    June 8, 2013 | 7:17 pm

    In 1939, well before I was born, my father, Louis Kwechansky was already into chocolate production in Montreal. He had patented a machine to make a product that would seal his fame. He invented a chocolate lollypop on a stick, called a “Chocolate Pop.” He hired the best known... read on

  • Do Prayers for Chocolate Work?

    By Rabbi Debbie Prinz

    June 2, 2013 | 6:03 am

    Yes, they do, according to a story told by our colleague and friend, Rabbi Mo Salth, first recounted by radio commentator, Paul Harvey. A mother decided that her family should eat more healthfully and alerted her children that she would no longer be purchasing sugary snacks. She... read on

  • On the Chocolate Trail

    By Rabbi Debbie Prinz

    May 15, 2013 | 2:28 pm

    Join me on a delicious adventure with Jews on the chocolate trail, a trail that has been well worn since the 16th century. As we travel my husband, Rabbi Mark Hurvitz and I, explore local chocolate opportunities and culture, two Jews enjoying the trail of chocolate around the... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Deborah R. 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...

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