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Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, kosher food watchdog

I ‘m the kashruth, or kosher, administrator for the Chicago Rabbinical Council. We certify products, caterers, restaurants, and bakeries as kosher. Our rabbis check every single product to make sure it is what it says it is. Food science, chemistry, engineering—all of these things play a role. You walk into a factory that makes soy […]

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TIFF Review: A Serious Man

When I covered the 2008 Toronto film festival, my first screening was a Friday 9 AM showing of Joel and Ethan Coen’s Burn After Reading. This year my first screening was a Friday 9 AM showing of Joel and Ethan Coen’s A Serious Man. It took place in the same theater, and I think I […]