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Your Questions
What Does "Schmatte" Mean?
This Yiddish word (of Polish provenance) has taken on meanings in various areas of Jewish life.
Why Is Fake Pork Kosher?

Even if the Torah forbids a food, one is still permitted to eat kosher food artificially flavored to taste like it. However, if it closely resembles the non-kosher food, it may be necessary to mark it as an imitation.
By the Numbers
Have You Slaughtered Your Sheep Yet?

tie a sheep to your bed and leave it there for four days. It will be there when you go to sleep (good luck with that!) and when you get up.
Inside the Monster

He led them to the very feet of the giant, opened a secret door in the monster's big toe, took them up a winding passageway to its belly, and showed them how the thing works...
"You Will Never Be the Czar's Soldier"

Like every eligible male in Czarist Russia, Peretz Chein eventually received a letter stating that he was required to show up at a conscription office.
Jewish News
Moshe Holtzberg Returns to Mumbai With Netanyahu to Unveil Living Memorial

New memorial space to educate and inspire visitors from around the world.
Terrorists Killed ‘The Angel Who Touched Me Forever’

The legacy of a 35-year-old rabbi murdered in a drive-by attack in Israel.
The Small Town Where Ukraine’s Jews Go to Gain Strength

In good times and bad, Jews have visited the resting place of Chabad’s founder in Haditch, Ukraine.
From the Mother of a Young Adult With Down Syndrome

What happens when that absolutely adorable baby becomes a young adult. What then?
Spicy Vegan Lentil Bolognaise

Money is fire: it can destroy and annihilate, or illuminate and warm, depending on how it is used
— Chassidic master Rabbi Elimelech of Lizensk
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