Although many, if not most, Americans' first experience with brisket is in the form of barbecue, mine was in a Lower East Side apartment complex--on Passover. I was 17. It was my first experience with sweet and tangy slow-cooked brisket. Variations on home-cooked brisket are as varied as the Yiddish slang that peppers the Tri-State area. This recipe, reconstructed from memory, is a perfect entry-point into braising. Brisket has relatively flat, even surfaces, making browning easy. Pomegranate molasses and tomato paste give you a jump on enriching the sauce. So long as you don't cook at too high a heat, you'll yield a moist and tender brisket worthy of serving to anyone's bubbie.