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Why Do We Give (Or Eat) Hanukkah Gelt?

The chocolate Hanukkah gelt children love began as a tradition of giving actual coins for the holiday.

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Prominent Israeli Rabbi Calls for Ban on Candy Throwing at Simchas

An Israeli rabbi has banned throwing candy to celebrate a simcha, hoping to reduce the instances of late-onset diabetes in Israel.

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Kosher Meals Present Major Issue for Jewish Prisoners

Food is a minefield for the tiny minority of Jews in US prisons, where cafeterias are segregated but everyone wants kosher meals.

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Are Starbucks’ Teavana Teas Already Kosher?

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was caught off guard when asked if teas from a new tea shop are kosher. But the teas might be naturally kosher by some definitions.

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The Source of the Laws Governing Kosher Wine

Idol worship is behind the laws governing the production of kosher wine. To get around this, producers boil and cool wine so it can be handled by non-Jews.

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