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Tu B’Av – The Jewish Festival of Love

Tu B’Av is what we Jews have instead of Valentine’s Day. We learn of it from the end of Tractate Ta’anit, the tractate of the Talmud which discusses when and why Jews fast. Following its discussion of the fast of ...

Posted on 16 August 2019, By Rabbi Zahavit Shalev
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As a rabbinical student living in New York City, I was often struck by the fact that non-Jewish politicians understood that the principle of kashrut applied both to the fitness of food and to the fitness of legislation. Listening to the n...

Posted on 24 May 2019, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny
Laboratory Meat: Is it Kosher?

One of the exciting areas of development in recent years is bio-agricultural engineering. Several companies are working on manufactured meat that, rather than deriving from the flesh of animals, is grown in petri dishes from animal cells....

Posted on 4 December 2018, By Rabbi Chaim Weiner