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Not To Be Mixed
Not To Be Mixed

Like oil and water, certain things are not meant to be mixed together. According to Jewish law, it is forbidden to mix-breed different species of cattle, sow one’s field with mixed seed, or wear garments of mixed fibers (wool and linen).Whereas the a…

Employees and Employers
Employees and Employers

The American labor movement, which developed in the late 19th century, strived to ensure that workers were paid fairly, were provided with a safe working environment and were protected from being taken advantage of by their employers. Many of the promi…

On the Blech
On the Blech

Challah, chicken soup, gefilte fish, kugel, chamin/cholent…the delightful foods associated with Shabbat are seemingly…

The Firstborn’s Double Portion
The Firstborn’s Double Portion

For much of history, there were few greater advantages in life than…

Using A Live Virus
Using A Live Virus

Mention the polio vaccine and most people think of Jonas Salk. The fact is, however, that the polio vaccine used today is actually based on the work of another Jewish physician, Albert Bruce Sabin. Sabin, who was born Albert Saperstein on August 2…

Disclaiming a Mystery
Disclaiming a Mystery

Who doesn’t like a good mystery? In the twenty-first century, whodunnits dominate the…

Ode to JDating
Ode to JDating

An ode to JDating…

The Jews of Hawaii
The Jews of Hawaii

There are approximately 7,000 Jews residing in the state of Hawaii…

Mosquitoes No More
Mosquitoes No More

There are few insects as disliked as the mosquito. When people wonder about the purpose of annoying bugs, the mosquito is the first one whose existence they question. (As a point of interest: “Rab Judah said in Rab’s name: Of all that the Holy One,…

The Bene Israel of India
The Bene Israel of India

Early in the era of the Second Temple, a terrible shipwreck occurred on the…

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