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  • Conservatives taking kashrut challenge up a notch

    This summer’s planned rollout of the Conservative-backed seal of ethical kosher production coincides with an increase in the number of Conservative rabbis acting as kosher supervisors.

  • Fire destroys Chabad preschool in Brooklyn

    The cause of a fire that destroyed a Chabad preschool in Brooklyn is under investigation.

  • Empire Kosher chief recognized for food donations

    The head of Empire Kosher Poultry was honored for helping to feed New York’s Jewish poor.

  • U.S. Jewish leaders split along politics on impact of Egypt changes

    American Jewish leaders are divided along political lines on recent changes in Egypt, a new survey shows.

  • Industrial accident reportedly causes explosion near Chabad House

    An explosion near the Chabad House in Santa Monica, Calif., apparently was caused by an industrial accident, according to reports.

  • The Best Seder Ever?

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  • Where’s the kosher beef? It could be South Dakota

    A large kosher slaughterhouse and processing plant is being planned for South Dakota.

  • Koshertopia’s guide to eating out during Passover

        Koshertopia, a two-year-old Website resource for kosher eateries, scoured Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Teaneck, N.J. to put together this year’s list of Passover-friendly restaurants in the New York metropolitan area.   As Jews we know too well the central role food plays in our lives. Yet each time Pesach comes around, we are…

  • Follow me, boys!

    Miriam isn’t mentioned by name in the Passover haggadah. But women have found ways to highlight her story at the Seder table, from including a “Miriam’s cup” to this video by Leah Berkenwald posted on “Jewesses with Attitude,” the Jewish Women’s Archive blog.

  • What’s on Your Plate?

    The traditional Seder plate contains an egg, shank bone,  karpas, charoset and maror. Some also make room for the hazeret, another kind of bitter green.  But recently other fruits and vegetables have showed up on the plate, representing a variety of causes from solidarity with oppressed Jewish communities to welcoming the intermarried. First was the…