Treasury’s First Orthodox Chief

Jack Lew, Obama’s pick for Treasury secretary, is the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in U.S. government history

Sundown: Egypt to Ease Up on Sinai Crackdown

Plus Turkey fires upon Syrian targets for the second day

A New Recipe for Kasha Varnishkas

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

Hunting for Kosher Food Among the Elephants

Will I subsist on Chex Mix at this year’s Republican National Convention?

Marine Animals

The French President has taken up the far-right line on ritual slaughter

Smell Test

After a lifelong curiosity about the prohibition against pork, one writer finds a satisfying answer—in the writings of the late Christopher Hitchens

Thanksgiving Without the Turkey

The bird is kosher, unless you’re in one family

Turkey Tasting

A pre-Thanksgiving turkey potluck Shabbat dinner

Sundown: Landmark Orthodox Gay Wedding

Plus Kristallnacht in Brooklyn, Foreskin Man’s female friend, and more

Unholy Wafers

At first Oreos were an unkosher, forbidden temptation. Then they became just another unhealthy cookie.

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