Tag Archives: kosher

Making a Kosher Deal With Iran

As the June 30th agreement deadline approaches, it has me wondering how the P5+1 will guarantee Iran doesn’t obtain nuclear weapons. While my work as a rabbi doesn’t include agreements…

Teavana: Chai Chai V’Kayam

From JTA: Having conquered coffee, Starbucks is now moving into tea. The coffee giant’s newest venture, Teavana, launched with a tea bar on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Starbucks…

No Justice, No Meat: Polish Parliament Reaffirms Antisemitism

With great chutzpah and an undercurrent of antisemitism the Polish Parliament has rejected a bill proposed by the government to permit Kosher and Halal ritual slaughter. As has been the…

Who is to Blame for the Doheny Meat Scandal?

We are. Let me explain. Rav Shraga Feivel Zimmerman, the current Chief Rabbi of Gateshead, England, spoke in the aftermath of a major kashrut scandal which rocked Monsey, NY, in…

Going Kosher for Passover 2013 Guide

Many people assume that Passover cleaning is akin to torture. It need not be. Turning over a house doesn’t require copious amounts of tin-foil, nor does it require a blow…

My Turn to Host Shmuley

During my time working on my MA at Oxford University in 1994-96, I become lifelong friends with Shmuley. He was then the Chabad Shaliach to Oxford, and he and his…