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  • What does Jewish law say about Doheny’s “kosher” meat?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 10, 2013 | 10:29 pm

    By now, most people reading this are probably familiar with the details of the scandal that all but destroyed Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat Market just before the beginning of Passover. Most readers are likely also familiar with the decision made by the Rabbinical Council of California...

  • Above-par d’var (Torah)

    December 19, 2012 | 4:18 pm

    It might be difficult for anyone in the 21st century to relate to the Leviticus story of how God killed Aaron’s sons for burning “strange fire” in His honor. It’s even tougher when you’re 12.

    Lexi Freund had no choice, however, as she wrote a d’var Torah (literally “word of...

  • But what is our GOAL?

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    August 23, 2012 | 2:37 pm

    As the Elul moon waxes and the peak of our religious year nears, we each begin asking ourselves our “big questions”. This Elul, the big question that’s rattling me is “what, in the end, is our goal?”

    We, who put on tefillin every morning (if we are men), and maintain...

  • David Suissa: A woman’s edge

    By David Suissa

    August 10, 2011 | 10:51 am

    It’s not politically correct to talk about differences between men and women. In a society that values equality, this is understandable. As my friend Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky wrote this week on the Morethodoxy blog, “I believe fervently that Orthodoxy has yet to grapple fully or...

  • Marital Strife

    By Yosef Kanefsky

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Every marriage has painful moments. Even the most loving marriages do. This fact of life is confirmed by the opening of chapter 30.

    There is only one marriage in the entirety of the Bible that is explicitly described as being based on romantic love. This is the marriage of Jacob...

  • Torah Portion

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    February 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Deeply ingrained ideas die hard. This week'sparasha,however, helps to ring the death knell for one such idea. Many of ushave been trained to believe that the Torah's commandments can bebroken down into two basic categories. These re: the mitzvot we do for God and themitzvot we do for...