Monthly Archives: September 2012

Jews and Foie Gras

September 28, 2012
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foie-gras

Foie gras is like fashion: one day it’s in, the next day it’s out. The state of California recently joined the list of places that have banned the production and sale of the gourmet favorite—which is made from the liver of a goose or duck that has been fattened up…

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The Reform Shuckle

September 27, 2012
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reform-shuckle

Book reviews are found in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals. But what about prayer book…

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Purim and Yom Kippur

September 25, 2012
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Purim

In the World to Come, says the Zohar, the Jewish people will only celebrate two holidays–Purim and Yom Kippur.…

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The Jewish Dictators Who Invented Punk Rock

September 24, 2012
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the-dictators

1977 was the year punk rock — lead…

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The Kugel That Was Really a Rebbe

September 21, 2012
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kugel-rebbe

Having problems in your marriage? Blame the potato kugel!…

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The Rabbi’s Court

September 20, 2012
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Samuel-buchler

If you have a legal problem, you can…

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Solar Energy and Biblical Law

September 19, 2012
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solar-fields

According to the biblical law of pe’ah, when a…

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The Sports Night Seder

September 14, 2012
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Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin has, arguably, defined the cadence and…

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Does Jewish = Neurotic?

September 13, 2012
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Brilliant-novel

“My wife is right: I’m not as Jewish…

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Hasid or Hipster

September 12, 2012
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hasid-or-hipster

Hasidic men and women are usually pretty easy to spot—they are…

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Mushkie Goes to Kathmandu

September 11, 2012
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mushkie

A pretty, bewigged girl in a long-sleeve button-down shirt could…

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Rashi’s Mermaids

September 10, 2012
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“There are marine animals,” writes Rashi, an 11th century Bible commentator,…

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