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.