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May 27, 2018

Last year, just before The Knish War on Rivington Street went to press, I re-learned the lesson

about being careful of what you wish for. Months earlier I suggested that the book have a recipe in the back, so families could make their own knishes—especially for families...

January 8, 2018

Yes! January 28th is the anniversary of the Knish War of 1916! That's the date the story was reported in the New York Times...and that's also the date we'll be celebrating at the amazing 

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October 3, 2017

Hot off the press!

Bookmarks with recipes for making knishes.

I made these for the family story time at the New York Historical Society...this Saturday afternoon at two o'clock.  

Looking forward to reading my picturebook, The Knish War on Rivington Street.

No knis...

August 20, 2017

In 1916 when the knish war heated up, when Benny and Solly’s fathers were cutting the knish prices one cent at a time, the penny was still worth something. As Ben Franklin put it…“A penny saved is a penny earned.”  

Or as my Grandpa would say as he put a few pennies in...

August 15, 2017

I thought I had exhausted all the stories about the historic knish war until yesterday, when I

turned up yet another publication, the Literary Digest in Volume 52, 1916, a popular weekly magazine, founded by Isaac Kaufmann Funk in 1890. Published by Funk & Wagnall...

August 12, 2017

Back in the day, when the New York Times wrote about the Knish War down on Rivington Street (Jan. 1916) the writer (not identified by name) questioned if the plural of knish is knishes or knishi…as in Hippopotamuses or Hippi.

It must have been confusing for up-towners t...