ReJews is a nonprofit organization that bills itself as the face of recycling in the Jewish world. Environmental consciousness is rarely seen as a uniquely Jewish concern, sidelined for the more flashy causes of Arab-Israeli coexistence, religious rights, concerns about assimilation and the like. But recycling is important, according to Henry Goodelman, ReJews founder, and it’s time we make it a priority in the religious Jewish community, too.
Dessert of Mankind
What is baconnaise? I first began hearing the name bandied around when I began research on bacon substitutes. I heard whispers of it in restaurant bathrooms and in anonymous comment forums dedicated to the goings on of the kosher world.
Eid al-Fitr (meaning the feast for breaking the fast) is the celebratory feast that marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer and introspection for Muslims. It’s a day of thanksgiving and joy, where Muslims wear new clothes, prepare delicious foods, put up lights and decorations and give each other gifts.