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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.
Just as the Jewish nation ushered in its new year, New York City’s Board of Health repealed a requirement that parents must sign a controversial consent form for metzitzah b’peh to be performed at their son’s bris.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?
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.