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Jul 18, 2018, 2:15 AM
Lifnei Iver, Kosher Meat, and the Nine Days
The nine days period is characterized by numerous prohibitions, including abstention from meat and wine. The Mishna (Taanit 26b) and Gemara (Taanit 30a) record an issur d’rabbanan to eat meat during the Seudah Hamafseket, the last meal before the...
Jul 10, 2018, 1:24 AM
Can meanies be Kosher?
What does Kosher mean? The idea of Kosher is rather ambiguous, especially when it comes to foods. Some say that certain foods need to be blessed by a rabbi. Others say that certain foods like salmon, gefilte fish, vegetables...
Roger M. Kaye
Jul 4, 2018, 9:29 AM
In Great Britain Hypocrisy is Kosher
In a worrying development, UK poultry producers have told their government that 60 per cent of chicken processing plants could be out of operation within the next few days. There will be no more chicken for sale in England. I...
Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Jun 27, 2018, 3:43 PM
The scandal of the Ethiopians and the wine
The Orthodox Judaism I fell in love with at the age of 16 has become distorted beyond recognition
Jun 21, 2018, 3:26 PM
Book review – Hasidism: A New History
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game gets the best players in the game onto two teams every year. But what one see from this is that getting the best players together doesn’t always mean they are integrated team that...
May 13, 2018, 9:43 PM
Just call me Anti-Assimilation Lady
Jews on my Indiana college campus feel Jewish, but they don't connect to any of the Judaism I know
Joseph C. Kaplan
May 10, 2018, 7:58 PM
You can go home again
When visiting the old neighborhood is more than nostalgia; it's passing down family lore
Adam S. Ferziger
Apr 30, 2018, 3:35 PM
Kashrut rivalry could force Orthodoxy to change
Chipping away at certification revenue might just be what softens a stubbornly rigid rabbinic establishment
Ted Oded Avraham
Apr 28, 2018, 12:06 AM
As a nation, Israel is regarded as conservative-plus by much of US Jewry in terms of religious observance. My own upbringing was mostly non-observant, some would say atheist. I remember contemplating on Shabbat whether to embrace my heritage and join a synagogue...
Apr 28, 2018, 12:04 AM
Be G-d’s Answer
One of the most inspiring stories about the short life of our nephew, Zalmy Plotkin OBM, occurred in ... Burger King. Yes, Burger King. Here is what happened: On a particularly hectic day in the Plotkin home (preparing a Sheva Brochos...