Sunday, November 19th, 2017

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Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish readers and friends, and especially to my Jewish cousins. Just in time for Hanukkah, Tootsie Rolls are now kosher. Just in time for Hanukkah, the Orthodox Union has added Chicago-made Tootsie Rolls to the compendium of kosher confections that children can consume during the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights. The […]

Christopher Hitchens wrote this week about the slaughter of the pigs in Egypt for Slate.  He observed the religious component to the hysteria: Back in May, just as Egypt’s anti-porcine hysteria was gathering pace, there was a proposal from Sheik Ahmad Ali Othman, a senior advisory figure at the Ministry of Religious Endowments, that all […]