The Jewish History Behind the Girl Scouts

From Jewish troops to kosher cookies, the organization’s roots a century ago in Savannah are still evident today

Is Your Kosher Marijuana Ethically Grown?

Kashrut—even for pot—should involve morality as well as ritual

Sampling the Latest Trends in Kosher Food

Gluten-free and vegan offerings abound at this year’s Kosherfest mega-expo

Meet the Woman Who Keeps Tootsie Rolls Kosher

Phyllis Koegel, OU Kosher’s only female executive, persuades food companies to get certified with a hekhsher

Ritz Crackers Makes Kosher Bacon a Reality

The company’s new bacon-flavored cracker is kosher-certified by the OU

Why the Orthodox Union Supports Religious Exemptions to the Contraception Mandate

It’s not because they oppose contraception

Breaking Bad’s Chicken Not Kosher

OU says Los Pollos Hermanos isn’t kosher, despite on-screen certification

Deaf Rabbi Prepares To Lead a Hearing Congregation in Massachusetts

‘I may not hear very well, but I really know how to listen,’ says Rabbi Darby Leigh, as deaf Jews make strides in the community

Eat This Endangered Species

A partridge native to Yemen might go extinct. A rabbi is trying to save it, because he thinks it’s kosher.

Stay Out of It

On same-sex marriage, Orthodox Jews should keep the religious and civil separate—as they do on other issues

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