Traditionally, the day of Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day in the count from Passover to the holiday of Shavuot, marks the cessation of a plague that killed thousands of students of the Talmudic sage Rabbi Akiva. Over the years, the holiday took on various mystical overtones and customs. Consequently, thousands of Jews flock to Meron...
Last week marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Though the event was immediately perceived as momentous, its memorialization took a few years to gain traction. The fifth anniversary of the uprising received little attention and few ceremonies were held. But while commemorative efforts lagged, the uprising garnered considerable attention in culture and...
Kosher consumers in Los Angeles are still reeling from the scandal at Doheny Glatt Kosher Meats, in which non-glatt meats (and possibly non-kosher products) were passed off as glatt, or premium kosher. This is hardly the first time kosher purveyors have been caught in the act of deception. In 2006, wholesaler Shevach Meats of...
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