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Kosher Living

‘What keeping kosher means to me’

Kerry Berman, President & COO, real estate investing firm, 3 children Keeping kosher means raising my consciousness about what I am eating, something that is an...

Reaching very troubled teens in Utah

Rabbi Benny Zippel of Salt Lake City meets with students at residential treatment centers, he poses a question: “Do you know how many people walk this planet Earth on...

Why a local company goes kosher

Back in the day — the late 1960s, specifically, remembered by some as an Aquarian era of peace and love — a few long-haired, bell-bottomed, back-to-nature hippies...

The story of Shabbos

Shabbos is a peak experience. But what if you’re in jail — because you are a Jew, no other reason? Shabbos is a culinary delight — but what if you have multiple...

In the workshop of a sofer

Inside this modest home on Wolff Street, Torah scribe Rabbi Tuvia Negreann aspires to perfection with intricately carved turkey feathers, kosher animal parchment and...

Journey of Larry and Cindy Halpern

IN 1993, Ahron Wasserman, then a yeshiva bocher, called Larry Halpern, head of Safe Systems, Inc., about a Shabbat-compliant home alarm system for his father Rabbi Isaac...

A primer for Passover cleaning

Cleaning for Passover is a daunting task because of this fundamental stringency: Since leaven is not a forbidden food — not like pork — a Jew is used to eating leaven...

Modern pre-nups in Jewish law

Are pre-nups an extension of the ketubah? Do they prevent the agunah problem? A nice Jewish boy, Neil Sedaka, one had a number one hit with a song about a truism:...

Is there a real health rationale behind kashrut?

Kosher living. When it comes to how we eat, what does it mean? The plain answer is following Jewish dietary laws of kashrut, which govern what we eat and how food must...

Sensitivity session with local police concerning Sabbath and modesty practices

A police officer asks an Orthodox man to sign papers on Shabbat. He refuses. An observant woman trips on the sidewalk and a passing policeman offers to help her. She...