JEWISH FOOD Archive

Back on the Pig

For thousands of years, Judaism's dietary laws kept us from sharing meals with hostile parties who wanted us to assimilate. But what's the point of avoiding bacon cheeseburgers in 2012? Read More

The Deviled Ham’s in the Details

I've been studying kashrut, the Jewish dietary laws, but in Reform Judaism keeping kosher would be up to my conscience. I never expected my conscience to care. Yet as I begin my conversion journey, I can't seem to make it past the supermarket checker anymore without taking several of my favorite food items out of my basket and leaving them behind. Read More