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Matzah story comes to silver screen

CURT SCHLEIER | JTA News & Features | Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:00 am

“Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream” is far more than a Jewish Horatio Alger story. It is that, of course – the film documents the story of an immigrant baker who came to the United States and started what ultimately became the largest (and now only) privately owned matzah company in the country.

But it’s also an inspirational story of a family that didn’t just want to take the money and run. In a way, too, it’s about a modern Diaspora – in this case, gentrification, in which a neighborhood that once was home to Jewish immigrants now hosts a millennial hipster culture of bars and high-priced condos.

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