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  • Pork taken off menus at federal prisons

    October 12, 2015 | 12:39 pm

    Pork is officially off the menu at U.S. federal prisons.

    With the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1, the 206,000 inmates housed in 122 federal penitentiaries are no longer being served pork products.

    Edmond Ross, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons, told The Washington...

  • French school identifies non-pork, non-meat eaters with yellow tags

    September 29, 2015 | 10:16 am

    A French municipality launched a probe into an elementary school’s use of red and yellow tags to identify pupils who do not eat pork and meat, respectively.

    The city of Auxerre, located 105 miles southeast of Paris, opened the investigation on Friday after parents complained to...

  • Pork-eating Israeli soldier spared detention after secular outcry

    June 2, 2015 | 3:19 pm

    An Israeli soldier was spared 11 days in detention for eating pork, a non-kosher food, the military said on Tuesday, after a public outcry.

    Secular standards sometimes clash with conservative Jewish law in Israel.

    Local media said the soldier, an American immigrant, was not...

  • Kit to check food for pork traces hits France

    October 24, 2014 | 11:38 am

    Worried that the food you thought was kosher, or at least kosher style, has some hidden pork?

    Now, using a few test tubes, water and a small pregnancy test-like strip, you can find out in a few minutes whether your food contains pork traces.

    HalalTest, a new product developed...

  • EasyJet apologizes for pork sandwiches

    February 23, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    EasyJet apologized to Jewish passengers who were offered ham melts and bacon baguettes.

    The budget airline has featured kosher and vegetarian sandwiches since its London-Tel Aviv route was introduced late last year, a spokeswoman told media outlets Tuesday. It is also the airline’s...

  • References to pork, Jesus lead to retrial

    January 11, 2011 | 10:44 am

    References to the trial of Jesus and a pork comment made by a defense lawyer for Cisco Systems during a federal trial have led a judge to grant a new trial.

    Jurors in Marshall, Texas, last May awarded Commil USA more than $3.7 million in patent infringement damages, though the...

  • ‘The Longing’ documents crypto-Jews caught between two worlds

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 7, 2008 | 2:54 am

    When Gabriela Böhm set out to create her documentary, "The Longing: The Forgotten Jews of South America," several years ago, she hoped to profile an as-yet-undiscovered secret community of Crypto Jews -- descendants of Jews forced to flee the Spanish Inquisition who continued...
  • Balancing Acts of Faith and Pork

    By Micah D. Halpern

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The question: How Jewish vs. how democratic should the Jewish State of Israel actually be?

    That was really the question before Israel's Supreme Court.

    More than a legal question, it led to serious and heated debate. The answer would be a defining factor in the very nature of the...

  • My Year with Pork

    By Bob Andrews

    March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    About a year and a half ago I found myself in need of employment. I scoured the papers in search of openings in my field, which is quality control of food products. One opening caught my eye -- "QC Manager of a medium-size food processing plant, within commuting distance." Just what...