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NY Jewish Culture Examiner: David Kraemer on the ultra-Orthodox kashrut hysteria of the 1980s

March 23, 2009

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NY Jewish Culture Examiner: David Kraemer on the ultra-Orthodox kashrut hysteria of the 1980s In 1986 three ultra-Orthodax women in Boro Park, Brooklyn began spying on the neighborhood’s kosher butchers. Their surveillance occurred neither on the premises of the butcher shops nor during work hours; they did not take issue with how the butchers performed […]

NY Jewish Culture Examiner: Bronfman: Jewish denominational movements outdated

March 19, 2009

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In a public discussion yesterday evening at Congregation Beth Elohim, a Reformsynagogue in Park Slope, former World Jewish Congress president Edgar M. Bronfman called contemporary Judaism‘s denominations outdated, and predicted that when and if the Modern Orthodox movement becomes gender egalitarian the  denominational movements that currently divide non-ultra-Orthodox Judaism (Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Modern Orthodox) […]

NY Jewish Culture Examiner: NYC Events of Jewish interest

March 17, 2009

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NY Jewish Culture Examiner: Engaging children with special needs in Jewish life: Sunday 3/15/2009, Manhattan JCC

March 13, 2009

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NY Jewish Culture Examiner: Shoshana Cooper’s hamantashen recipe

March 8, 2009

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Yes, I’m biased, but my wife Shoshana bakes the tastiest hamantashen. To spead the joy ofPurim I am sharing her recipe. The dough: 1/2 cup of butter or margerine 1 cup sugar (Use turbando sugar, or “sugar in the raw”) 1 egg 2 tbsp. milk 2 cups of WHOLE WHEAT PASTRY FLOUR 2 tsps of […]

poems from Laura McCullough’s “What Men Want”

March 3, 2009

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Judaism 101: Simcha Raphael’s talk on Jewish views of the afterlife

March 3, 2009

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  I recall the first time I asked my parents about death. I was a precoscious five or six year old, and their answer was direct: consciousness stops, the body becomes an inanimate object like a rock and begins to disintegrate, and all that remains are the memories living people have of us. But the […]