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  • Pulled Pork Kugel and other transgressive traditions from the ultimate treif banquet

    David A.M. Wilensky|Jan 26, 2018

    SAN FRANCISCO (J. the Jewish News of Northern California via JTA)-"Az men est khazer, zol es shoyn rinen ibern moyl" goes an old Yiddish saying: "If you're going to eat pork, eat it until your mouth drips." Sunday night at Brick & Mortar Music Hall here, the mouths of rabbis and foodies dripped with Peanut Butter Pie with Bacon, a Rabbit Crepinette and a Pulled Pork Potato Kugel with barbecue sauce. The occasion was the "Trefa Banquet 2.0," a delicious spread of treif (nonkosher food) made by...

  • For Reform, new gay-friendly High Holidays prayer book keeps up inclusivity trend

    David A.M. Wilensky|Apr 3, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (JTA)-The Reform movement's rabbinic association unveiled its new High Holidays prayer book-one that continues the movement's trend toward inclusive liturgy-at the group's 126th annual convention. Mishkan HaNefesh, the Reform's first High Holidays prayer book, or machzor, since 1978, was a major focus of the Central Conference American Rabbis conference that concluded here Wednesday. The prayer book features the voices of female writers and language more reflective of the LGBT...