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How Kosher Is Your Simchah?

Dovid Sussman

Are you eating the main course at that chasunah simply because all the other religious-looking guests are eating it too? Kashrus experts expose some alarming trends in catered affairs that might make you think twice before taking that next bite

 

When Disaster Strikes

By Binyamin Rose, New York

As a kid, Will Recant explored New York’s ethnic neighborhoods on foot. As an adult, that same spirit of adventure — combined with a passion for helping the helpless — have positioned Recant as one of the world’s top experts in emergency relief and disaster assistance programs.

 

Controversies and Customs in Uzbekistan

By Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

In what country are the shuls relatively new, yet the customs ancient; very few Jews, yet two distinct communities; a population that is mainly Muslim, yet relations with the Jews and Israel are quite warm? If you recall Ari and Ari’s article before Pesach about matzos, you know the answer: Uzbekistan. Now our intrepid travelers have sharpened their knives for their next halachic adventure in this land that was home to the Bukharian community for centuries.

 

Munkacz’s Nine Minutes of Fame

Aharon Rubin

A lost world. A rediscovered film. How was the Minchas Elazar’s eternal message of Shabbos given over to American Jews in movie theaters?

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Rabbi Moshe Grylak Worrisome silence at Robinson’s Arch
Right to Die? What about the Right to Live?
Yonoson Rosenblum Inside the “quality of life” mentality
Done Deal
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman A rabbi sometimes has to say no
Exempt from What?
Jacob L. Freedman Different reason for a clear-cut case
Out-Rage
Faigy Peritzman How to avoid the anger trap
We’ve Got a Problem
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We may not know we’re negative
Center Stage
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Transforming the physical into spiritual
Dear Sister-in-Law
Words Unspoken Please find pleasure in other things