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New York Kosher Law Is Kosher, Court Rules

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion

By Basil Katz NEW YORK, May 11 (Reuters) - New York's kosher-labelling rules interfere with freedom of religion about as much as St. ...

The Torah's Case For Responsibility

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 06.20.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

Recent headlines reveal gross recklessness among public servants. I'm not going to suggest that observing kashrut or any ritual laws serves as a panacea against moral turpitude. However, they help create a framework. They provide us with discipline.

The Kosher Baker Discovers 'Ugliest Dessert You'll Ever Love'

Linda Watson | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Linda Watson

Pizza Ebraica, or Jewish dessert pizza, can be expensive if you buy all the ingredients just to make it. But as Paula suggests, it can be a super-thrifty way to use up the bits and scraps of dried fruit and nuts in your kitchen.

In Passover Preparations, Israeli Chefs Target Every Last Crumb

AP | DANIELLA CHESLOW | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion

TEL AVIV, Israel — The Jewish springtime Passover holiday is known as a festival of freedom, but its hallmark is a litany of dietary restriction...

Parshat Shemini: A Strange Fire

Josh Fleet | Posted 06.08.2012 | Religion
Josh Fleet

The eight day. Moses calls for Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel. "Take a young bull as a sin-offering," he says to Aaron, "to atone for the Golden Calf."

A Mediterranean Passover Seder

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

Turns out, as with so many religious events, peoples' Passover traditions are both widely varied and closely held.

How Many Slaves Produced Your Seder?

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 06.04.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

As the seder begins, we say metaphorically, "This year, we are slaves. Next year, may we be free people." Let us hope that by next Passover, our feasts of liberation will be made without slave labor and that more people will be free.

A Forbidden Love Affair

Chavie Lieber | Posted 05.28.2012 | Religion
Chavie Lieber

Will a lightning bolt come down and strike me if I gave you a try? Surely not: half of the Upper West Side would be dead if that were the case, and last time I checked, they are a rather lively bunch.

Is The iPhone Kosher?

Ari Hart | Posted 04.24.2012 | Religion
Ari Hart

As an Orthodox Jew, I had to ask: knowing what I know now, is the iPhone suitable for use? Is it kosher?

DNA Results Confirm That Canned Sardines Are Kosher

NYTimes.com | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home

Just so you know: Canned sardines are kosher. This judgment would appear to be definitive, based on DNA evidence. Genetic testing by a parasitologi...

Caterers Accused Of Violating Kosher Laws

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 02.09.2012 | New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- The owner of one of Long Island's largest catering companies has been accused of seriously violating Jewish law by having workers pre...

Blessed Meat

Ali Berlow | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Ali Berlow

It was truly blessed meat. Over every animal held in arms and slaughtered, a prayer was said as the swift, sharp deed of taking life in sacrifice was made.

Can A Website Keep Kosher?

pikesville.patch.com | Posted 12.01.2011 | Religion

Pikesville resident Jeff Cohn is a fourth-generation Baltimorean who has kept kosher in the Orthodox Jewish tradition. In addition to eating only k...

Rachel Tepper

When The Fine Print On Daily Deals Sparks Conflict

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As deal-of-the-day websites flourish, many restaurants are finding themselves at odds with promotions that may harm more than help, irri...

Is Religious Real Estate Kosher?

AOL Real Estate | | | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion

While common in cosmopolitan cities like New York, eruvin exist nearly everywhere that observant Jewish communities call home. A quick perusal of a pu...

Making It A Sweet Rosh Hashanah With Honey. But Is It Kosher?

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

The mere fact that bee honey is kosher is itself odd. After all, it is a product of the non-kosher bee. How can a product of a non-kosher animal be kosher?

Introducing The 'Kosher' Facebook

Worldcrunch | Posted 11.09.2011 | World

Facebook is certainly a lot of fun, but for some Orthodox Jews, it can also be a bit risqué. In an effort to keep social networking both clean and ko...

Progress? Discrimination? Or Simply a Stunning Controversy?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Whether religious slaughter of animals is seen as humane or inhumane, discriminatory, cruel, sacred or medieval depends on the eye of the beholder.

Do Frozen Meals Free Us Or Turn Us Into Barbarians?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Anneli Rufus

Are Trader Joe's frozen gnocchi and Hibachi House frozen teriyaki chicken destroying Western civilization? Or are they the great liberators of our age?

Behind The Scenes: Hot-Smoking At ACME Smoked Fish

Liza de Guia | Posted 09.21.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"I don't know anything else, no office job or anything like that, just fish. So, I fell into the fish." Meet Aftabudin Rayman and Peter Wojick, the f...

Eating With a Spiritual Compass

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Marcus Samuelsson

While the reasons for fasting are varied -- whether it's to purify, connect with a higher spiritual power, atone, or to practice self-control and abstinence -- these spiritual rituals also create a sense of community with fellow observers.

That's A Lotsa Matzo: Huge Loaf Of Unleavened Bread In Newark

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

NEWARK, N.J. -- They're calling it the monster matzo. Kosher products maker Manischewitz rolled it out Tuesday to celebrate the opening of its new co...

The Food Truck That Drove Right Over Kosher Politics

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Wouldn't it be wonderful if in the future the only thing Sixth and I had to worry about with their food truck was whether they had enough challah on hand to serve the hundreds in line?

Holy Beauty: Getting Kosher Glam for Passover As Difficult As Splitting the Red Sea

Doree Lewak | Posted 06.18.2011 | Style
Doree Lewak

For a normal woman, any rupture to her beauty routine will make her as pleasant as Pharaoh on a bad day. But for the kosher ladies of Passover, overhauling their cosmetics caddy is an undertaking of Biblical proportions.

Is Quinoa Kosher For Passover?

NY Times | PAUL VITELLO | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

The big Passover questions are the same every year, and easy enough to answer, starting with "Why is this night different from all others?" Little qu...