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  • Whatsamatta with Quinoa?

    Besides the difficulty people have with pronouncing it (try KEEN-wah, or Ki-NOH-ah), this nutritious, gluten-free pseudo-grain has become a bone of rabbinic contention.   Is it, or isn’t it, kosher for Pesach?   According to an article in today’s New York Times, the Chicago Rabbinical Council gives the green light to certain brands of quinoa…

  • Are Christian Seders kosher?

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  • Farmer, rabbi and maple syrup maker, Shmuel Simenowitz melds Torah and environmentalism

    Rabbi Shmuel Simenowitz, the owner of a 14-acre Vermont maple farm, is one of a small but growing number of strictly Orthodox Jews who blend Torah Judaism with environmentalist practice.

  • Matzo or ciabatta?

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  • A Fifth Question

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  • U. of Texas Jewish studies center raises $10 million

    A Jewish studies Center at the University of Texas in Austin is getting a $10 million boost.

  • Calif. law school draws fire for disavowing Palestinian rights conference

    A San Francisco Bay Area law school is under fire for withdrawing its support of a Palestinian rights conference on its campus.

  • Jim Joseph Foundation gives $3 million grant to rabbinical school

    The Jim Joseph Foundation made a $3 million challenge grant to the Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School — the 5-year-old foundation’s first direct grant to a rabbinical school.

  • After Santa Monica bombing, shuls ponder openness vs. security

    The arrest of a Jewish transient in suburban Cleveland on charges of setting off a bomb next to a California Chabad synagogue raises the question of how Jewish institutions should balance openness with security.

  • Virtual seder, real kids

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