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Picking mushrooms in America

Writing in Tablet magazine, Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer reflects on mushroom-picking as a Jewish immigrant tradition. He cites his own experiences of foraging for mushrooms with his daughters on Cape Cod. An author, editor, and translator, Shrayer’s publications include Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story; Yom Kippur in Amsterdam; and Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration, among others.