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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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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: 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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‘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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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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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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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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Succot: Age and beauty

The joyous and ritually rich festival of Succot comes on the heels of Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, forgiveness and purity. Now that we have hopefully been forgiven for our transgressions, we begin afresh with a clean slate. It’s certainly a wonderful feeling to start off the new year with festive days of familial [...]

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Praying Outdoors

They were small, felt, ringed in blue. We wore them to meals, to all of them, and of course, to services on Fridays and Saturdays. You were given two at the start. If you lost them, they were a few dollars to replace. Of course, they were yarmulkes, even though we never called them that, [...]

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During the High Holy Days, being a feminist isn’t as easy as it seems

The holidays, which begin on Wednesday, offer a chance to solve a mystery: Why do women, even those who work outside the home, and even those who have proven themselves big time in diverse careers, often measure themselves on the basis of their household management skills? And why do others use that same yardstick? Why [...]

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Loneliness on the High Holidays

One of my family’s traditions has always been to make sure to invite new people to our holiday meals every year. Just as there are many lonely people around the time of Thanksgiving and New Years, there are many lonely Jewish people around the time of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The High Holidays come [...]

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Mehadrin Pas Yisrael On El Al Flights From NYC

All bagels and breads served on El Al flights departing from New York City are ‘pas yisrael – mehadrin’, since Rosh Chodesh Elul, the daily HaMevaser reports. Eliezer Shkedi, the director-general of El Al explains the move is yet another step by the airline towards better serving the large mehadrin client base using the airline. [...]

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Ashdod Sea Mall

Ashdod Sea Mall is considered as the biggest shopping mall that was built in Ashdod. It was launched approximately two years ago. The architectural design of the mall is amazing since it looks small from the outside. However, when you check it inside, you would be surprised how vast it is. The Ashdod Sea Mall [...]

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Top 10 things to do in Mizpe Ramon, Israel

1.) The Wise Astronomy Observatory The Wise Astronomy Observatory is an astronomical observatory situated 5 km west of Mizpe Ramon City in the Negev desert, near the border of the Ramon Crater. It is owned and managed by the Tel-Aviv University and is considered as the only certified astronomical observatory in Israel. 2.) Jeep treking Jeep Trekking nowadays in [...]

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Chesed Week: Shabbat.com

Until a few years ago, I didn’t realize that most people didn’t have the skills or know how to invite themselves over for a shabbos meal. I had always figured that if you grew up frum, hooking up shabbos invites was one of the things you picked up along the way, kind of like learning [...]

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Guide Horizon

Guide Horizon is a heavenly place where you get to experience a one-of-a kind pampering relaxation in their wonderful desert spa. At the spa, heated swimming pool, dry sauna and Jacuzzi are provided for the guests to enjoy. Exquisite garden spots built for rest and refreshment are also available. The place also includes seven beautifully [...]

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Painted Wine Bottle Vases

Collect a bunch of bottles and jars in all shapes and sizes and you can make lovely DIY centerpieces for any occassion! I sprayed a ton of bottles of all kinds (wine, olive oil, whiskey etc.) that I’d been saving for centerpieces and used them for a shabbat sheva brachas (festive meals for the seven [...]

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Blintzes for Shavuot

On Shavuot (Pentecost) starting tonight, Tuesday night 6/7, the custom is to eat dairy meals. There are many reasons given for this custom: historical, midrashic, numerological, mystical, etymological, and of course, Talmudic. See them all discussed here. Speaking of Jewish dairy meals, the best blintzes we ever ate were at the formerly kosher restaurant, Ratner’s [...]

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Hosting Meals is No Picnic

I inherited my love of hosting Shabbat meals from my mother. Growing up we had company for at least one meal every Shabbat. Friday nights were often a family affair, but Saturday lunches often involved 10-12 people. Preparing and serving a meal for a dozen people once a week is the kind of task that intimidates a lot [...]

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Eating Jewish: Charoset medley

Although most, if not all, Jewish holiday meals use certain foods and dishes to symbolize various elements of the celebration, the seder meal does so in a way that is integral to the ritual of the meal itself. From the maror to thezeroah, each has its place in the structure of the seder. Of all these [...]

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How to Spot FFB’s

In the Bay Area I am constantly the only FFB (frum from birth) person at meals and other Jewish events I go to. So in my search for FFB’s I have developed several techniques to spotting and weeding out the FFB’s. It’s not the easiest thing to do, since most of it involves table manners, [...]

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Kosher Wines For Passover

Trader Joe’s is carrying a new line of kosher wines.  I have never heard of anything like them before. For red wines they have some Tempranillo blends from Spain under the Terrenal brand for $3.99 They also have a blend of Chardonnay and Macabeo for $3.99 (also Spanish also Terrenal). They also have Sara Bee [...]

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Hikind & Greenfield Outraged as Boro Park Senior Centers Are On Bloombergs Chopping Block

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is calling on Mayor Bloomberg to remove the Boro Park Y and Agudah Senior Centers from the list of senior centers slated for closure. An advisory sent to all senior centers from the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) states that unless the $25 million in federal Title XX [...]

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