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The most common question I get at our weekly community Shabbos meals is, “You must have spent all week cooking for this!” I always explain that in fact, I only cook on Friday mornings because I don’t like to spend my entire week cooking. To make this possible, I’ve adopted […]
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Every Rosh Hashana, families gather at two festive evening meals, replete with round challah, apples and honey and more. While apples and honey are the beloved simanim (signs) of the first night of Rosh Hashana, along with dates, fish, leeks, carrots, squash along with different additional traditions for different families, […]
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Metro Atlanta’s Kosher BBQ Festival returns to the suburb of Dunwoody this October, celebrating its 8th year. With kosher ribs, chicken, brisket and chili on tap, the 4,000 expected attendees will enjoy the largest barbecue competition in the southeast. The festival was featured in the film No Pork on the […]
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The first kosher ecohotel in Europe has opened in Kent, southwest of London. Combining Jewish traditions with environmental awareness, the Sadeh Farmhouse advertises itself as a family-friendly retreat in the style of a kibbutz with a quaint, English countryside twist. Housed in a 17th century manor, a recent refurbishment saw […]
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JScreen might be known for its reproductive carrier screening kits, but it is its recent foray into cancer screening that is making waves medically and saving lives in the Orthodox Jewish world. Genetic counselor Estie Rose has been helping patients find out live-saving information since this test debuted a few […]
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Your eyes did not deceive you, the latest contestant on American Ninja Warrior is an Orthodox Jewish woman! Not only that, but she is a crusader for women’s fitness of body, mind and spirit. Liba Yoffe is the founder of Spirit Fit Life, a program that helps women to live […]
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While mikvahs are used by Jewish women all the time for the observance of Family Purity, they are also the special place where a non-Jew can complete their conversions, as Rus did in the megillah we read every Shavuos. Communities all over the world have built their mikvahs even before […]
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Chief executive of Mission Barns, Eitan Fischer, grew up in Israel. It was growing up there that inspired his company’s mission: “Making the world’s first kosher pork ever, that would be exciting.” While they are one of several companies creating lab-grown meat in the quest for the elusive kosher bacon, […]
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“Why Do Orthodox Jews Carry Plastic Bags” is one of the top questions trending on Google now, which is pretty weird, since that’s not the sort of thing I think we, Orthodox Jews, do a lot of. At the same time, this is not the first time this question has […]
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Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Pill is a senior lecturer at Emory Law School, and senior fellow and associate director of law and Judaism at Emory’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion, where his work focuses on Jewish and Islamic law, religious liberty, and U.S. law for clergy and religious […]
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