Kokh-bukh far gezuntheyt (vegetarian cookbook), Lina Braun, New York 1931 (50307)

קאך-בוך פאר געזונטהייט - Only Edition

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Lot Number: 50307
Title (English): Kokh-bukh far gezuntheyt (vegetarian cookbook)
Title (Hebrew): קאך-בוך פאר געזונטהייט
Note: Only Edition
Author: Lina Braun (Lena Brown)
City: New York
Publisher: M. Jankovitz
Publication Date: 1931
Estimated Price: $300.00 USD - $600.00 USD
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Physical Description

Only edition. 94, [2] pp. quarto, 225:115 mm., light age staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in the original cloth over boards, rubbed and front panel starting.


Detail Description

Only edition of this vegetarian cookbook in Yiddish. Lina Braun (Lena Brown; 1905-) was born in Russia and from 1905 already was living in the United States.  She studied medicine and lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.  In the spirit of vegetarianism, she wrote: Kokh-bukh far gezuntheyt, geshribn vi tsu balansirn natirlekhe vegetarishe esns nokh der visnshaftlikher metode (Cookbook for health, written so as to balance natural vegetable foods according to a scientific method), with a foreword and a poem, published by the author (New York, 1931), 94 pp.

In many ways, veganism makes it easier and cheaper to observe the laws of kashrut; this might attract new adherents to keeping kosher and eventually to other Jewish practices. A vegian need not be concerned with using separate dishes and other utensils for meat and dairy foods, waiting 3 or 6 hours after eating meat before being permitted to eat dairy products, storing 4 sets of dishes, pots, and silverware (2 sets for regular use and 2 for Passover use), and many other factors that the non-vegan who wishes to observe kashrut strictly must consider. In addition, a vegan is in no danger of eating blood, which is prohibited, or the flesh of a non-kosher animal. Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hakohen Kook, one of the great 20th century thinkers and Chief Rabbi of Pre-state Israel, believed that the many laws associated with the preparation and consumption of meat were an elaborate apparatus designed to keep alive a sense of reverence for life, with the aim of eventually leading people away from their meat-eating habit. (Richard H. Schwartz, Ph.D.)


Hebrew Description

קאך-בוך פאר געזונטהייט : געשריבן ווי צו באלאנסירן נאטירלעכע וועגעטארישע עסנס



P. Vyernik, in Morgn-zhurnal (New York) (December 6, 1931); Dr. V. Grinboym, inTog (February 13, 1932)