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At tonight’s White House Hanukkah party, where President Barack Obama will light the menorah for the last time as Commander in Chief, the festive food being served will come out of a kitchen that meets the highest standards of kosher observance. So how is this feat accomplished?
As someone who lacks all athletic talent, I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I have little to no interest in watching the Olympics. I always feel badly about myself when watching these super-fit gymnasts jump 10 feet into the air while I give myself a pat on the back just for getting up and walking to the fridge.
“Campers Receive a Hands-On Lesson in the Tradition of Kosher Slaughter” reads the title of a recent New York Times article reporting on the religious slaughter and hand processing of 120 quails, partridges and ducks at a highly regarded wilderness-themed Jewish summer camp. The article opens by describing the campers holding the birds just before slaughter, “feeling their warm bodies and beating hearts in their hands.” That opening line paints a striking literal image of the moral stakes of eating animals — we all figuratively hold the lives of farmed animals in our hands.
While Hillary Clinton works to get out ahead of Donald Trump in the presidential race, Rep. Jerry Nadler apparently had another epic contest on his mind: the battle for kosher deli sandwiches at the Democratic National Convention.