Judith Margolis: DELICATESSEN
is a signed and numbered limited-edition (150) single signature book with
offset printed text, and hand-colored illustrations. Originally created for an exhibition
Smedleys bookstore in Ithaca New York, in 1982, it was featured in the #5 issue
of Nashim, Journal of Jewish Womens Studies and Gender Issues where I wrote, In Delicatessen,
I confront the peculiar convergence of death with food that sometimes makes the atmosphere
at a shiva (the gathering of family and friends in a house of mourning) seem raucous and
party-like and, paradoxically, full of life.