For the Jews of the Amazon, Israel Is a Whole Different Kind of Jungle

Peruvian newcomers adapt to life without plaintains and ceviche - but develop a taste for shwarma.

RAMLE - Among the few prized possessions Nazalith Levy packed in her two suitcases last month when she embarked on her journey here from the Amazon jungle was a huge wooden mortar. The 15-pound, beautifully carved piece of kitchenware is what she uses to prepare the classic Amazonian tacacho: mashed roasted green plantains shaped into balls and then rolled in salt and other condiments.