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Sandwiches extraordinaire

After learning to cook at several restaurants and finishing a year-long culinary course at Hadassah College Lior Peretz has opened his own sandwich bar.

Lior Peretz
Photo by: Barry A. Kaplan
In the Passover Haggada, we read: “This is the bread of affliction our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt. Let all who are hungry come and eat; let all who are in need come share our Passover.” The word for bread is lahma, an Arabic word meaning meat and an Aramaic word meaning bread. So when Shay Cohen, Eran Peretz and Lior Peretz decided to open a sandwich restaurant, they chose the name Lachma, standing for bread and meat.

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