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Breast Milk: Just Like Honey From a Bee?

By On October 12, 2012

“Lactation Station,” a 2006 performance piece [see video here] by Toronto-based artist Jess Dobkin set out to challenge a deep cultural taboo. Dobkin invited audiences to taste samples of pasteurized human breast milk donated by a group… Read More

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The Weirdest Passover Ever

By On April 6, 2012

Here are a few of our favorite Passover-related oddities. I Can’t Believe It’s Kosher for Passover Passover can be a culinary nightmare. This year, the Nosher blog asked chefs from all over–from… Read More


Ritual Shellfish

By On January 16, 2012

Tzitzit are the thready fringes that hang from the corners of a tallit. The tzitzit we use today are almost uniformly white, but according to Jewish tradition, they’re allowed to be any color of… Read More


When Coke Became Kosher

By On July 6, 2011

Many of the Eastern European Jews who immigrated to the United States in the early 20th century wanted to partake in “real” American life –including American foods and beverages. In 1935, an Orthodox rabbi in Atlanta, Tobias Geffen,… Read More


Locusts for Lunch

By On April 13, 2011

Are locusts a plague? Not always–in fact, sometimes, they’re lunch. Four species of locust are listed in the Torah as being kosher. They are the red locust, the yellow locust, the spotted grey locust, and the… Read More

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Holy Pigging Out

By On January 13, 2011

Can the physical act of eating be a spiritual experience? Judaism offers different blessings as a way of sanctifying all sorts of things, from the food we eat to…well, going to the bathroom afterwards. Why is… Read More

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