Sue Fishkoff


Is the Reform Movement Going Kosher?

By Sue Fishkoff

This story is cross-posted from JTA. Read More


Making Kosher Food Is an All-Night Affair

By Sue Fishkoff

Earlier this week, Sue Fishkoff wrote about watching a goat get slaughtered and people who only keep kosher on holidays. She is the author of “Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America’s Food Answers to a Higher Authority.” Her blog posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog series. For more information on the series, please visit: Read More


Getting Close to Your Food Is Harder When Meat Is Involved

By Sue Fishkoff

On Monday, Sue Fishkoff wrote about people who only keep kosher on holidays. She is the author of “Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America’s Food Answers to a Higher Authority.” Her blog posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog series. For more information on the series, please visit: Read More


The Allure of Kosher Food for the Jewish Holidays

By Sue Fishkoff

Sue Fishkoff is the author of “Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America’s Food Answers to a Higher Authority.” Her blog posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog series. For more information on the series, please visit: Read More


Debate Over Israel Funding Guidelines Continues To Roil San Francisco Jews

By Sue Fishkoff

Three months after San Francisco’s Jewish federation became the first in the nation to announce formal restrictions on funding for Israel programs, this liberal, largely dovish regional slice of American Jewry remains aflame with debate and denunciations of the move as a lurch toward censorship.Read More






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