Mirroring a model set decades ago to certify kosher products, American Muslims witness the growth of the ‘Muslim hekhsher’
From the Orthodox Union to the Reform Movement, and ‘Commentary’ to J Street, American Jews speak out in defense of refugees and Muslims
Go ahead, eat a Thin Mint after you’ve finished that helzel
OK, it’s not technically bacon. It’s made from beef, or lamb, or turkey—or it could be vegetarian. But whatever’s in kosher imitation bacon, sales are sizzling.
From Jewish troops to kosher cookies, the organization’s roots a century ago in Savannah are still evident today
Kashrut—even for pot—should involve morality as well as ritual
Gluten-free and vegan offerings abound at this year’s Kosherfest mega-expo
Phyllis Koegel, OU Kosher’s only female executive, persuades food companies to get certified with a hekhsher
The company’s new bacon-flavored cracker is kosher-certified by the OU
It’s not because they oppose contraception
OU says Los Pollos Hermanos isn’t kosher, despite on-screen certification
‘I may not hear very well, but I really know how to listen,’ says Rabbi Darby Leigh, as deaf Jews make strides in the community
A partridge native to Yemen might go extinct. A rabbi is trying to save it, because he thinks it’s kosher.
On same-sex marriage, Orthodox Jews should keep the religious and civil separate—as they do on other issues
Gluten-free matzo seems to offer deliverance for people with celiac disease and similar ailments. But this unleavened bread isn’t kosher for Seders.
A new initiative encourages Orthodox families to move to Houston, where Jewish life is affordable—but will New Yorkers be enticed by kosher chili?
In the new Jewish Edition of the word-guessing game Taboo, developed by two twentysomethings and a Jewish-games company, clues lean a little bit Zionist, and “Adam Sandler” was deemed too secular
Although he forgot our name, oh well
Please abstain … from its advice!
OU’s Diament says no; I say yes
Plus the kosher donkey, and more
The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators
Plus don’t cry for A’jad, Elie Wiesel, and more
IDF confirms incident; skirmishes mild so far
Senators mention heritage as driving force
Ortho Union points out role observant Jewish voters played in several area races
And everyone seems impressed
A score from the House, Franken’s victory, and more from the news
Orthodox Union finds unlikely ally in Israeli high court
A painful metaphor, a strange role model, and a stupid mistake