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Kosher, Kosher, Everywhere

Faygie Holt

They could be mom and pop, big box, mini-chain, online. In big cities, middle-sized communities, and in the middle of nowhere. Today, you can find kosher food in just about any place — and in more and more variety.

 

The Missing Link?

Eytan Kobre

Just as the Jewish nation ushered in its new year, New York City’s Board of Health repealed a requirement that parents must sign a controversial consent form for metzitzah b’peh to be performed at their son’s bris. The Board’s action capped off years of efforts by both the medical and religious community to show a scientific correlation between the practice and a potentially fatal virus. Was a connection ever discovered?

 

Thieves in the Night

Aharon Granot

Under the radar, far from negotiating tables and peace conferences, the real struggle over Eretz Yisrael is taking place after dark on farms and ranches that have become a pilfering trespasser’s dream — where livestock thieves cut fences, haul off cattle, and leave ranchers vulnerable and defeated. Now a team of volunteer night guards is changing the balance of power.



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Do You Know Where You’re Going?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak If Mrs. Esterhazy hadn’t gotten sick
Birthright Drops Reform
Yonoson Rosenblum The numbers tell the sad story
With Fresh Eyes
Eytan Kobre Members of an ever-tying people
Gift-Giving Guide
Yisroel Besser There’s a skill to giving a teacher a gift
Time for a Career Change
Jacob L. Freedman “How can a bochur even afford to smoke?”
Today I Am a (Learned? Committed?) Jewish Man
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are bar mitzvah celebrations good for the Jews?
Major in Mothering
Faigy Peritzman “How do you picture marriage? Discussing quantum theory?...
When Parents Disagree
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Connecting heart-to-heart when you don’t see eye-to-eye
En Route: Food for Thought
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The bread we eat today also comes from heaven
The Twins: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “Bead,” she says again, with a little smirk
Dear Acquaintance
Your Possible Friend at the Clinic Why do you make it harder for me — and for you?