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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...