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The Jewish History Behind the Girl Scouts

From Jewish troops to kosher cookies, the organization’s roots a century ago in Savannah are still evident today

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Is Your Kosher Marijuana Ethically Grown?

Kashrut—even for pot—should involve morality as well as ritual

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Sampling the Latest Trends in Kosher Food

Gluten-free and vegan offerings abound at this year’s Kosherfest mega-expo

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Meet the Woman Who Keeps Tootsie Rolls Kosher

Phyllis Koegel, OU Kosher’s only female executive, persuades food companies to get certified with a hekhsher

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Ritz Crackers Makes Kosher Bacon a Reality

The company’s new bacon-flavored cracker is kosher-certified by the OU

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Breaking Bad’s Chicken Not Kosher

OU says Los Pollos Hermanos isn’t kosher, despite on-screen certification

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Deaf Rabbi Prepares To Lead a Hearing Congregation in Massachusetts

‘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

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Eat This Endangered Species

A partridge native to Yemen might go extinct. A rabbi is trying to save it, because he thinks it’s kosher.

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Stay Out of It

On same-sex marriage, Orthodox Jews should keep the religious and civil separate—as they do on other issues

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This Matzo Isn’t a Mitzvah

Gluten-free matzo seems to offer deliverance for people with celiac disease and similar ailments. But this unleavened bread isn’t kosher for Seders.

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Heart of Texas

A new initiative encourages Orthodox families to move to Houston, where Jewish life is affordable—but will New Yorkers be enticed by kosher chili?

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Game On

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

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Hatch Name-Checks His Tablet Song

Although he forgot our name, oh well

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The OU Screws Up Sex Ed

Please abstain … from its advice!

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Should Esther Be On ‘ANTM’?

OU’s Diament says no; I say yes

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Sundown: Madam Secretary

Plus the kosher donkey, and more

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Teachable Moment

The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators

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Sundown: New Human Rights Watch Head

Plus don’t cry for A’jad, Elie Wiesel, and more

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West Bank Mosque Desecration Prompts Violence

IDF confirms incident; skirmishes mild so far

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Jews Split on Failed N.Y. Marriage Vote

Senators mention heritage as driving force

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Orthodox Jews: Key New York-Area Swing Voters?

Ortho Union points out role observant Jewish voters played in several area races

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Jewish Leaders Meet With Obama

And everyone seems impressed

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Daybreak: Green Energy for Non-Profits

A score from the House, Franken’s victory, and more from the news

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Strange Breadfellows

Orthodox Union finds unlikely ally in Israeli high court

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Sundown: The Game of Death

A painful metaphor, a strange role model, and a stupid mistake