Journey into New Territories

February 1, 2008

Author: Shawn D. Lewis

Source: The Detroit News

OAK PARK -- Jai Sura slowly filled his plate with unfamiliar, traditional Jewish foods.

"These look like tater tots," said Jai, 12, to a classmate in the lunch line at Congregation Beth Shalom, while scooping several onto his plate. "Yeah, they're probably tater tots."

But they weren't tater tots. They were falafel -- fried balls or patties of spiced fava beans or chickpeas.

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