Leipzig’s first postwar kosher restaurant opens

Café Salomon is becoming Leipzig’s first kosher restaurant to open post World War Two. Leipzig, in Saxony in Germany, has an active Jewish population, and now, an active Jewish restaurant. Hummus, fried fish and matzo ball soup can all be found on Café Salomon’s menu.

Jakob Kerzhner, Café Salomon’s owner, said that kosher-abiding Jews could only really eat at home previously. Under Jewish dietary laws, Kashrut, the preparation of meat, fish and dairy products in one kitchen was forbidden. The hope is that there will be a widely supported following of the restaurant from locals and internationals alike. Gabriele Goldfuss, who is responsible for international collaboration in Leipzig, said, “I am proud that the Jewish community has become a part of the living identity of this city.”