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Baking Hamentaschen with the Shaarei Torah Bakers of Portland, Oregon

The hamentaschen bakers of Congregation Shaarei Torah have been making these traditional tri-cornered pastries for decades. Every year for the Jewish holiday of Purim, the Portland, Ore. volunteers come together to bake, and they claim they have the best hamentaschen around.
Contributor: WSJLive

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