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MEETING THEIR MEAT: Volunteers learned about non-industrial food production as they plucked freshly slaughtered kosher turkeys at a Maryland farm.

Turkey Trouble: Turmoil in Kosher Industry Affects Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving poses new challenges in Jewish households this year, as some kosher consumers face poultry shortages, price increases and the dilemmas of supporting an industry that has made national headlines over the issue of unethical practices.

ROSEN: The former foreign policy director at Aipac has started a new blog after years of silence.

Former Aipac Staffer Looks for New Start

After four years of silence, a former pro-Israel lobbyist accused of passing classified information is trying to make his way back to center stage.

ANGER: The Mormon church has faced protests for its support of California?s Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in the state.

Mormon AJCongress Official Draws Ire on Prop 8

As opponents of California’s new gay marriage ban take aim at the Mormon Church for spearheading the campaign to pass it, a Jewish communal professional who is also a Mormon Church lay leader finds himself at the center of a growing storm in Jewish circles on the West Coast.

Kosher Updates: A New Arrest and More

The troubles at what was once the nation’s largest kosher meat producer, Agriprocessors, have continued to beset the company six months after a massive immigration raid at its Postville, Iowa, slaughterhouse and a few weeks after the company declared bankruptcy.

‘Borat’ Composer’s Hanukkah CD

Borat’s brother has recorded a Hanukkah album. Erran Baron Cohen, brother of British comedian and “Borat” creator Sacha Baron Cohen, released his first holiday-themed collection, “Songs in the Key of Hanukkah,” on November 18, offering up original compositions as well as new, genre-fusing updates of classics, such as “Hanukkah oh Hanukkah” and “Ma’oz Tzur.