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Pro-Israel advocates have long pushed for aid to the Jewish state as part of the entire foreign aid package. The sequester cuts have changed that, at least for AIPAC.


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The South American grain quinoa is trendy. But the Orthodox Union will not certify it as kosher for Passover because it looks similar to grains proscribed on the holiday.

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