Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775

On the way is a cornucopia of new kosher products
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
"Kosher is suddenly better." That's the word from American consumers. And that's not just in the Jewish communities. More than 3.5 million Muslims and those representing other religions eat kosher. Others associate health and safety with kosher food. To satisfy the demand and to find out what's new in the kosher food world, 6,000 buyers recently converged on Kosherfest, the...
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American Jewish history never had it so good. As the new National Museum of American Jewish History prepares its gala grand-opening weekend from Nov. 12-14 -- and its official public premiere on Nov. 26 -- it is readily apparent that this state-of-the-art structure is no mere museum piece. Evidence abounds in statuary form: The museum is anchored by two sculptures,...
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Got some time for history? Here's a Jewish time machine that H.G. Wells never thought of -- what to do and where to go once you step inside the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Here are some of the highlights: · The "Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame" on the first floor -- chosen by an online vote...
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Almost exactly a year after Temple University unveiled the brand-new Rosen Hillel Center, students and faculty gathered at the three-story facility last week to celebrate the grand opening of a New York-style kosher deli housed inside the building. The kosher eatery, dubbed Cafe 613 as the result of a student naming contest, has been in the works since plans for...
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Author says it's time to give Hillel his due
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Rabbi Joseph Telushkin uses the first chapter of his compelling new biography of Hillel to retell an anecdote about the great rabbi that I'd never heard before. Most people know the "summarize-the-Torah-while-standing-on-one-foot" tale, though perhaps not all of its details and ramifications. Telushkin eventually gets around to analyzing that resonant encounter, since it holds a central place in his conception...
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