Crisco and the Jews

There is a lot of history about Jews baking with Crisco rather than butter because vegetable shortening is parve, and functioned as a great substitute, resulting in light flaky pastries before the trans-fat police came along.

There were advertisements in hebrew

and even published a well-loved cookbook, Crisco Recipes for the Jewish Housewife.

So for the occasional holiday recipe The Food Jew says go for it.