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  • Here’s why some of America’s top cheese brands are now going kosher

    This story is sponsored by the Orthodox Union. It’s early morning in the Sardinian countryside and a farmer is milking his sheep while an Orthodox Jewish kosher supervisor looks on. The supervisor, known as a mashgiach, is sleeping in the farmer’s barn, and he’ll be there all week. Welcome to the world of kosher cheesemaking. The weeklong kosher…

  • This Chicago lawyer’s life was saved by 2 Israeli Nobel Prize winners

    This story is sponsored by the Israel Cancer Research Fund. When Jeffrey Kriezelman first started feeling the pain in his back, he shrugged it off as the vestige of an old baseball injury. A busy immigration lawyer whose Chicago firm helps immigrants and asylum seekers gain lawful status in the United States, Kriezelman also was an avid athlete…

  • These 5 Israeli advances could transform cancer treatment

    This article is sponsored by the Israel Cancer Research Fund. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for 22.5 percent of American fatalities. Only heart disease is more deadly. In Israel, cancer is the No. 1 killer. That’s partly why Israel has become a research leader in the fight against the disease. Many…

  • In first for Masbia, soup kitchen opens for seders

    This story is sponsored by Masbia. NEW YORK — It’s not easy making Passover seder. There’s the cleaning, the cooking, the logistical and emotional challenges of hosting guests. Then there’s the cost. For some, the challenges are insurmountable. That’s why Masbia — a soup kitchen in Borough Park, Brooklyn, meant to resemble a restaurant experience…

  • Host of SXSW festival, Austin also trying to lure more Orthodox Jews

    This story is sponsored by the Orthodox Union. AUSTIN, Texas — The founding date of Austin’s B’nai Abraham synagogue, established in 1893, makes clear that Jewish roots in the Lone Star State go back a long time. The historic synagogue with iconic white wooden walls is one of the oldest shuls in Texas, where the…