Pope loves kosher cake


A famous kosher Italian bakery has an important local patron: Pope Benedict XVI.

Wilma Limentani, the owner of the Boccione bakery in Rome’s ancient ghetto, said she recently received a letter of thanks from the Vatican revealing the pope’s love for her biscotti and an almond-and-raisin confection dubbed “Jewish pizza.”

One of the pope’s doctors – a Jew who stopped by the 453-year-old bakery en route to administering a routine checkup of the pontiff – introduced the pastries to Benedict.

“Since then he looks forward to each visit by his Jewish doctor or by acquaintances who pass through our neighborhood,” Limentani said in Wednesday’s Yediot Achronot.




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