I read it out of my usual order. A conversation had developed before Friday night services a few weeks back in which one of the fellowship mentioned that a new deli had opened in Riverside. He wasn't entirely happy with the food, but its proximity to his place of work made it very convenient. We then chatted about various delis in Southern California, and acknowledged that there were no delis in easy striking distance of where we stood at the time. During that conversation, one of the folks chatting mentioned having read Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen by David Sax. I had purchased a copy, spur of the moment, a while ago, but hadn't gotten to it yet.
Well, having been stimulated by the conversation, I pulled it down and started reading, subsequently finishing it.
Two of the chapters were very emotional for me.
I can say that the book is very well-written, and well-researched.
I found more meaning in this book than I'd expected.