How Kosher is Kosher?

  1. Bryant Simon - Professor of History at Temple University and Interim Director of the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History

    Roger Horowitz - Director, Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE

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  2. Sue Fishkoff is the editor of j., the Jewish news weekly of Northern California. Previously she has worked as a national correspondent for the JTA Jewish news service, focusing on Jewish identity and culture. Her freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Hadassah Magazine, and the London Jewish Chronicle. From 1991-1997, she was a staff writer for the Jerusalem Post, serving as the paper’s New York bureau chief from 1991 to 1994. She is the author of The Rebbe’s Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch (Schocken Books, 2003) and Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America’s Food Answers to a Higher Authority (Schocken, October 2010.)

    Recently Fishkoff answered a few questions from WIYFW. She will, of course, be in Philadelphia on April 15, speaking on at a conference at WIYFW on the question, “How Kosher is Kosher?”

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  3. Sue Fishkoff is the editor of j., the Jewish news weekly of Northern California. Previously she has worked as a national correspondent for the JTA Jewish news service, focusing on Jewish identity and culture. Her freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Hadassah Magazine, and the London Jewish Chronicle. From 1991-1997, she was a staff writer for the Jerusalem Post, serving as the paper’s New York bureau chief from 1991 to 1994. She is the author of The Rebbe’s Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch (Schocken Books, 2003) and Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America’s Food Answers to a Higher Authority (Schocken, October 2010.)

    Recently Fishkoff answered a few questions from WIYFW. She will, of course, be in Philadelphia on April 15, speaking on at a conference at WIYFW on the question, “How Kosher is Kosher?”

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  4. Sue Fishkoff is the editor of j., the Jewish news weekly of Northern California. Previously she has worked as a national correspondent for the JTA Jewish news service, focusing on Jewish identity and culture. Her freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Hadassah Magazine, and the London Jewish Chronicle. From 1991-1997, she was a staff writer for the Jerusalem Post, serving as the paper’s New York bureau chief from 1991 to 1994. She is the author of The Rebbe’s Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch (Schocken Books, 2003) and Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America’s Food Answers to a Higher Authority (Schocken, October 2010.)

    Recently Fishkoff answered a few questions from WIYFW. She will, of course, be in Philadelphia on April 15, speaking on at a conference at WIYFW on the question, “How Kosher is Kosher?”

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  5. Sue Fishkoff is the editor of j., the Jewish news weekly of Northern California. Previously she has worked as a national correspondent for the JTA Jewish news service, focusing on Jewish identity and culture. Her freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Hadassah Magazine, and the London Jewish Chronicle. From 1991-1997, she was a staff writer for the Jerusalem Post, serving as the paper’s New York bureau chief from 1991 to 1994. She is the author of The Rebbe’s Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch (Schocken Books, 2003) and Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America’s Food Answers to a Higher Authority (Schocken, October 2010.)

    Recently Fishkoff answered a few questions from WIYFW. She will, of course, be in Philadelphia on April 15, speaking on at a conference at WIYFW on the question, “How Kosher is Kosher?”

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How Kosher is Kosher?

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What does it mean to keep kosher today–and what should it mean? This half-day symposium will bring together noted journalist Sue Fishkoff, author of the bestselling book Kosher Nation, and influential Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, founder and president of…


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What does it mean to keep kosher today–and what should it mean? This half-day symposium will bring together noted journalist Sue Fishkoff, author of the bestselling book Kosher Nation, and influential Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, founder and president of Uri L’Tzedek, an Orthodox social justice organization. They will explore the ethics, abuses, and challenges of producing, selling, and consuming kosher food.

April 15, 2013. Temple University, Philadelphia. In Association with the Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History.

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