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Kosher Living

Chabad’s peak experience

ONE would think that a full-time, professional posting to a place like Jackson, Wyoming would be a difficult thing for just about anybody to pull off. The place is so...

Cremation vs. burial: the final act

Doron Kornbluth has a message for Jews considering cremation instead of burial — separate fact from fiction, place those results in the context of Jewish tradition and...

Is marijuana kosher?

What a long strange trip it’s been for marijuana. From “Reefer Madness” to Woodstock to legally-licensed medical dispensaries, marijuana has come a very long way....

Commuting for Shabbos

It’s Friday in Berthoud, Colo., and the nearest synagogue is miles away. Shabbat arrives in a few hours. Even for the fittest of the fit, snowdrifts and bitter cold...

Kashrut supervision more complex than he could have dreamed

THERE was once a time, believe it or not, when a potato was a potato. And when a tomato was a tomato. Not anymore. “Today,” says Rabbi Moshe Heisler, whose job and...

The mitzvah of the Land of Israel

I’VE been to reunions. You’ve been to reunions. How mighty the surprises. This person, seemingly destined for nothing, has become an eminent doctor, lawyer, captain of...

Observant women explain what the laws of modesty mean to them

A JEWISH woman goes shopping at the local mall in July. As she peruses racks sporting flimsy summer tops, she eyes another woman wearing a long skirt, long sleeves,...

The mitzvah of saving a human life

THE Torah says, “and one shall live by the commandments,” on which the Talmud comments, “and not die by them.” The Torah is a living Torah and the life it prescribes...

Worldwide maggid bringing back an old tradition

A schoolboy brings his expensive watch to the yeshiva one day and leaves it on his desk during recess. When he returns to the classroom, the watch is gone… An...

‘The Deli’ – your local Swiss army knife

It is said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and that may be especially true in a Jewish home, where so many rituals and observances revolve around special...