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Are Evil Sea Monkeys Kosher?

By On January 4, 2017

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer tackle tough questions in their delightful, illustrated page-turner: Could Bigfoot be served, roasted, at a seder? What about a cloven-hoofed alien? The two debate whether the 34 gloriously illustrated creatures in their The… Read More

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Jews and Foie Gras

By On September 28, 2012

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… Read More

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Did a Jew Invent the Hot Dog?

By On July 2, 2012

Where do hot dogs come from? We aren’t asking about what’s inside the super-processed meat–that’s a question for another time–but, rather, where the food developed. Historically, hot dogs are descendents of German meat products like… Read More

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The Last Battle

By On January 25, 2012

The End of Days occupies a much more central place in Christian theology than in Jewish thought. Judaism, for the most part, is more concerned with the present day than the final days. Perhaps we don’t think… Read More

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The Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902

By On May 13, 2011

If you think kosher meat is expensive now, just think about what your great-grandparents paid. In May 1902, the retail price of kosher meat in New York jumped–from 12 to 18 cents per pound… Read More