(Sightings) — In the Masterpiece Cake case, Justice Kennedy wrote, “The reason and motive for the baker’s refusal were based on his sincere religious beliefs and convictions.” How did he know? How can we ever know?
NEW YORK (RNS) — An Iranian-American interfaith activist and businessman is looking to unite the Muslim and Jewish communities by producing meats that satisfy both faiths' dietary laws.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — At Passover, Jews of Eastern European descent abstain from eating legumes such as chickpeas and soybeans. Sephardic Jews have no such prohibition. What does seder look like when the two groups come together?
PARIS (RNS) — A ban on slaughtering livestock without stunning them first is seen as a direct attack on kosher and halal practices.
NEW YORK (RNS) — The mark for kosher certification often turns up in unexpected places — including Andy Warhol's Brillo pads.
(RNS) — Seminars at the retreat reflected issues that Jewish folks face routinely, usually with a self-help bent: keeping kosher when big corporations dominate the food chain, anti-Semitism online and on college campuses and the Torah’s advice on confronting bullies.
JERUSALEM (AP) — On some posters advertising the new film, 'Paddington 2,' the British movie creation is being given a kosher-for-Passover makeover.
(RNS) — 'Kosher' means putting limits on those things that are natural and legitimate — eating, sex, power and war.
(RNS) — The owner of the franchises, a Muslim, sued KFC arguing that the chain had initially agreed to allow him to advertise that his chicken met the Islamically approved slaughter requirements.
(USA Today) — While the claimants say their beliefs were violated, the restaurants say the bacon placement was not intentional.
(RNS) Slaves, plagues, wine and matzo.
LAKEWOOD, N.J. -- For some longtime residents, the message, intentional or not, is plain: This is an Orthodox area now.
JERUSALEM (RNS) In a rare apology, IDF spokesman Brig. Gen. Motti Almoz wrote on Facebook: “We were wrong. The IDF will continue to keep kosher on the one hand, but will not probe a soldier's sandwich on the other."
JERUSALEM (RNS) Formerly hotels that included “references to gentile holidays” could lose their kosher food licenses.
(RNS) These bakers needed a break in life, and local Jews needed kosher cookies. At one suburban bakery, the two find a recipe for success.
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