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Ted Merwin: Pastrami on Rye--An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli
The iconic Jewish deli is famous for serving pastrami sandwiches, cheesecake, and other delicacies.  The deli also, however, played a crucial role in helping Jewish immigrants establish close community bonds and eventually become part of the American mainstream.  Ted Merwin discusses on today's show the deli and its important role in Jewish history in America.—Original airdate: 3/1/2017

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