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NY Deli to Continue Selling Kosher ‘Heart-Attack’ Sandwiches

A U.S. District Court Judge in Manhattan ruled on Thursday that the 2nd Avenue Deli may keep selling its “Instant Heart Attack” sandwich and other cardiac-themed meals, noting clear differences between the deli and the Heart Attack Grill. The 2nd Avenue Deli’s potato pancake- and meat-based sandwiches pose little risk of being confused with the [...]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 36 - June 27, 2012

Forty years ago this past week, Rabbi Sally Priesand was ordained as a Reform rabbi,thus making her the first woman rabbi to be ordained after the Holocaust. And in the years that followed, the Conservative movement continued to ordaining women, Recently Modern Orthodoxy has given women new leadership roles. While the government tries to find [...]

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Pork Off the Menu at Some U.K. Schools in Bid to Accommodate Jews, Muslims

Animal welfare, religious tolerance and political correctness all seem to be conflicting with each other in Britain as politicians, educators and community leaders try to balance dietary customs and liberal values. While the government tries to find a way to accommodate Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter and at the same time conform with what they [...]

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Thoughts on 70

I’ve got 70 on the brain, for sure. Over at the day job, I wrote about the 70th anniversary of Johnnie Ganem’s, Savannah’s oldest liquor store, which doesn’t have a Jewish connection other than it’s a story about a really strong, close family, and that certainly applies here. I attended their incredible bash last night [...]

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Massive Fire Disrupts Yom Tov, Forces Building Evac

Massive Fire Disrupts Yom Tov, Forces Building Evac

A massive fire broke out in a second floor of an apartment building on Carroll Street, just as families were sitting down for their Yom Tov meals. It took firefighters nearly a half hour to douse the intense blaze. The fire broke out in the second floor of 1365 Carroll Street, which is on the [...]

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A Run on Chocolate Chips at Trader Joe’s

Looking in her cupboard last week, Shulamis Labkowski got a morsel of unwelcome news. The mother of three from Oakland, Calif., inspected three bags of Trader Joe’s semisweet chocolate chips, a staple in her kosher kitchen. They were alike in all ways but one: Two of them had a small D on the label, meaning [...]

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The Deal With Trader Joe’s Kosher Chocolate Chips

At some point yesterday Chocolate Chip-Gate began on Facebook. Word got out that Trader Joe’s popular kosher chocolate chips were being re-designated as “kosher dairy” rather than “kosher pareve”. Immediately, words like “tragic” and “devastating” were being used to describe the change. Facebook users were recounting their urgent visits to local Trader Joe’s locations to grab [...]

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Rereading Eishet Chayil for Mother’s Day with Sinai Live’s “More Precious Than Pearls”

Rereading Eishet Chayil for Mother's Day with Sinai Live's "More Precious Than Pearls"

Mother’s Day always makes me wonder: How do we convey the love, respect and gratitude we feel for the women in our lives – and for the fortitude and accomplishments of women everywhere? Jewish tradition offers one option in “Eishet Chayil,” an ancient poem from the Book of Proverbs.  Sung before the Sabbath meal on [...]

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Chabad Spokesman Dismisses Christianity Allegations

A prominent Chabad figure has been accused by participants in an ultra-Orthodox online forum of adopting Christian symbols to describe a Jewish event, following an article he wrote in an official Chabad publication. Chabad spokesman Rabbi Menachem Brod sparked a lively debate in the Haredi forum “Stop, Thinking Here,” when he referred to bread and [...]

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Laugh or Cry?

What’s wrong with this picture? Plenty. And not what some people think. JTA ran an article about a couple that moved from the States, and found their niche of service. They provide Shabbos hospitality to soldiers who do not have homes that welcome them when they get a weekend off. Last year, they served some [...]

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Eating Jewish: Not your Bubbe’s Compote

You’re probably thinking that prunes don’t belong in the same sentence as dessert, let alone anywhere near the sweet finish of a meal. I completely understand, because I felt the same way before I tried this new twist on the traditional compote. But let me tell you, this dessert will rock your world (or maybe [...]

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Eating Jewish: Quajado for Passover

Passover cooking is certainly defined by the dietary restriction of abstaining from chametz, or leavened grain. We all know those people (perhaps you’re one of them) who actively count down the days until they can eat that coveted slice of pizza or bread at the end of the eight-day observance. Still, I see this as [...]

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Orthopraxy is Way Better than Going off the Derech

Too many people rag on Orthopraxy, the situation in which you look and act like a normal orthodox Jew, yet aren’t a believer, but I think it’s a way better option than going off the derech. You see, when you’re orthorpax, you get all the perks of orthodox Judaism without any of the disadvantages of [...]

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Ten Tips for Seder Leaders

Passover is coming… Time for some tips for your Seder… Most folks consider preparing and eating the festive meal to be the central focus of their Passover Seder. There’s not much advice that we can offer to help improve upon that. However, we have always had fun conducting the reading of the Haggadah. We learned [...]

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Breaking Free from Tradition: New Ideas for Passover Learning

Watch The Prince of Egypt. Throw the toy frogs. Have a chocolate seder. Create artistic interpretations of the Ten Plagues. These are old stand-bys in the Jewish education world that aim to get our students “excited” and “engaged” in the holiday and tradition of Passover. Now, don’t get me wrong, kids and families genuinely enjoy [...]

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The Making of a Pesach Seder

I don’t think there are many days in the year that can cause greater strife in BT-Familial relations than Pesach. I think the reason for that is twofold. First, Pesach is a holiday that involves a high level of kashrus scrutiny. Second, many non-religious people take Pesach seriously on their level and a BT’s unwillingness [...]

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‘NY caterer violating kosher laws’

The owner of one of Long Island’s largest catering companies has been accused of seriously violating Jewish law by having workers prepare kosher and non-kosher meals in the same kitchen. The allegations come from the former chef and general manager of Morrell Caterers, who claim they were instructed to prepare non-kosher meals in one of [...]

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Chabad Shabbaton in New York a Resounding Success

Chabad held its International CTeen Shabbaton in Crown Heights this past weekend. The Shabbaton was attended by 420 teens and shluchim from 54 communities, from Las Vegas to Vienna. The highly successful Shabbaton combined trips, icebreakers, discussions and speakers. The Shabbaton featured Shlomo (Alan) Veingrad’s story from “Super Bowl to Super Jew.” Veingrad accompanied teens [...]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 17 February 15, 2012

A few days ago, a photo of a loaf of bread purchased at the Empire Kosher supermarket, with what appeared to be a second price label raising the cost of the loaf by 50 cents. The bakery department operator Yoily Glick tells us it was just a simple mistake: the sticker for a different and [...]

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Yeshiva Students Run, Learn About Health

The Bnei Akiva Nechalim yeshiva has decided to take seriously the issue of health awareness among youth and decided to devote a whole month of activities to the issue. During the course of the month the students learned about nutrition, fitness, harmful factors and addictions. Arutz Sheva visited the yeshiva on the final day of [...]

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Newt Gingrich’s Robo Call Not Kosher

Mitt Romney managed to win the Florida primary today despite Newt Gingrich’s attempt to convince Florida’s Jewish population that Romney forced Holocaust survivors to eat non-kosher food. Gingrich’s Robocall emanated from a 2003 veto that Mitt Romney cast while he was governor of Massachusetts for denying $600,000 in additional funds for poor Jewish nursing-home residents [...]

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Now that I’m engaged, I’ve naturally begun to think about frum wife swapping

Now that I’m engaged, I’ve naturally begun to think about frum wife swapping

Now that I’m engaged I’ve started to think about life after marriage and naturally my thoughts have wandered to that seldom spoken about subject of wife swapping in the frum community. I am marrying a chabad girl after all and everyone knows that the chabad community provides the best wife swapping out of any frum [...]

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Israelis Travel Abroad, Strengthen Jewish Values

Bnei Akiva, the religious Zionist youth movement, has been running a program in which it sends young Israeli shlichim (representatives) to various countries in the Diaspora in an effort to promote the ideals of “Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael and Torat Yisrael” (the People of Israel, the Land of Israel and the Torah of Israel). The [...]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue #8 December 14, 2011

Over the past two months three new Jewish dating websites were set up in the U.S. plus ten more are slated to launch in the coming years as part of a Chabad network that hopes to go global. JDallas.org, JBoston.org, and JMiami.org were launched in their respective cities, following the success of Rabbi Yisroel Bernath’s [...]

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Chef Roble Goes Kosher for Matisyahu

I had never heard of the reality TV cooking show “Chef Roble and Co” when a friend texted me tonight and ordered me to turn on the Bravo channel. As my wife flipped through 400 cable channels trying to find the Bravo channel for the first time I quickly did a Web search to figure [...]

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Red Lentil Soup

Yes, you’re right, red lentils aren’t really red, they’re orange! But that just makes things all the more interesting when discovering a new food! Red lentils are found widely in Indian and middle eastern cuisine, and until last night’s dinner I’d never really cooked them. And boy have I been missing something! Red lentils make [...]

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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Banana Loaf

I’ve been meaning to share this delicious whole wheat oatmeal banana bread with you for some time now, just I keep wondering whether the photo is just a little bit strange? You’ll forgive me right? I made this cake for Simchat Torah, and rushed outside to photograph it just before the holiday began. My usual [...]

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London Students Celebrate Green Sabbath

This past Friday night, 30 students from London’s Imperial College and other universities’ international study abroad programs celebrated an eco-friendly Sabbath with Chabad-Lubavitch of South Kensington. Caroline Glassberg-Powell, a computing student at Imperial College, served as co-host and chef with math student Sam Gonshaw, preparing a kosher menu that consisted of a three-course vegan meal [...]

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Your Friendly Campus Rabbi

On a Friday after sunset, you may see students walking up Roosevelt Drive. They pass Stimson and Keller College then continue up the hill until they reach building ‘A’ of West Apartments. They look left and see a tree with Christmas lights wrapped around its trunk. That’s where they enter the woods. They follow a [...]

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Camel Ranch Eilat

The Camel Ranch Eilat, located at the entrance to Wadi Shlomo, offers a unique and a diversity of desert experiences suitable for the whole family, children of all ages as well as the senior citizens. Breath-taking and fantastic scenery could be enjoyed while taking the tour. The Camel Ranch was established in the year 1987 [...]

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