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Tough Love: Jerky boys

April 12, 2011

Should she give up on online dating? Sarah Bunting

Q: Why is online dating so difficult? The last guy I tried to date just disappeared, another one posted fake pictures, and then there is the universal problem of not hearing back from someone that I messaged. Is there a better way?

A: Dating is difficult, period. A lot of people are just jerks, unfortunately, and a lot of other people freak out and act jerky in situations that make them uncomfortable.

To read more, visit http://newyork.timeout.com/sex-dating/1048027/tough-love-jerky-boys


Quinoa - #Kosher for #Passover or Not?

April 12, 2011

Off the Table

After a kosher-certifying agency deemed quinoa, the South American grain-like seed, Passover-compliant, it’s become a darling of the Passover table. But now rabbis are having doubts.

By Leah Koenig | Apr 13, 2011 7:00 AM

In 1999, a humble South American foodstuff took an unlikely seat at the Passover table. The Star-K, one of the country’s leading kosher certifying agencies, proclaimed quinoa—the starchy seed that is a darling of natural food lovers—to be kosher for Passover. Despite its fluffy, grain-like appearance, quinoa was designated a member of the goosefoot species, a cousin to beets, and completely unrelated to the five forbidden chametz grains: wheat, spelt, oats, rye, and barley. Furthermore, the Star-K deemed quinoa not kitniyot (literally “small things”)—an additional category of foods such as rice and legumes that Ashkenazi Jews customarily avoid on Passover—which meant it was kosher for all Jews, not just Sephardim that have the practice of eating kitniyot during Passover.


To read more, visit http://www.tabletmag.com/life-and-religion/64296/off-the-table/


#Quinoa - #Kosher for #Passover or Not? Discuss

April 12, 2011

Off the Table

After a kosher-certifying agency deemed quinoa, the South American grain-like seed, Passover-compliant, it?s become a darling of the Passover table. But now rabbis are having doubts.

By Leah Koenig | Apr 13, 2011 7:00 AM

In 1999, a humble South American foodstuff took an unlikely seat at the Passover table. The Star-K, one of the country?s leading kosher certifying agencies, proclaimed quinoa?the starchy seed that is a darling of natural food lovers?to be kosher for Passover. Despite its fluffy, grain-like appearance, quinoa was designated a member of the goosefoot species, a cousin to beets, and completely unrelated to the five forbidden chametz grains: wheat, spelt, oats, rye, and barley. Furthermore, the Star-K deemed quinoa not kitniyot (literally ?small things?)?an additional category of foods such as rice and legumes that Ashkenazi Jews customarily avoid on Passover?which meant it was kosher for all Jews, not just Sephardim that have the practice of eating kitniyot during Passover.


To read more, [click here] (http://www.tabletmag.com/life-and-religion/64296/off-the-table/)


#Quinoa - #Kosher for #Passover or Not? Discuss

April 12, 2011

Off the Table

After a kosher-certifying agency deemed quinoa, the South American grain-like seed, Passover-compliant, it’s become a darling of the Passover table. But now rabbis are having doubts.

By Leah Koenig | Apr 13, 2011 7:00 AM

In 1999, a humble South American foodstuff took an unlikely seat at the Passover table. The Star-K, one of the country’s leading kosher certifying agencies, proclaimed quinoa—the starchy seed that is a darling of natural food lovers—to be kosher for Passover. Despite its fluffy, grain-like appearance, quinoa was designated a member of the goosefoot species, a cousin to beets, and completely unrelated to the five forbidden chametz grains: wheat, spelt, oats, rye, and barley. Furthermore, the Star-K deemed quinoa not kitniyot (literally “small things”)—an additional category of foods such as rice and legumes that Ashkenazi Jews customarily avoid on Passover—which meant it was kosher for all Jews, not just Sephardim that have the practice of eating kitniyot during Passover.


To read more, visit http://www.tabletmag.com/life-and-religion/64296/off-the-table/


#Quinoa - #Kosher for #Passover or Not? Discuss

April 12, 2011

Off the Table

After a kosher-certifying agency deemed quinoa, the South American grain-like seed, Passover-compliant, it’s become a darling of the Passover table. But now rabbis are having doubts.

By Leah Koenig Apr 13, 2011 7:00 AM

In 1999, a humble South American foodstuff took an unlikely seat at the Passover table. The Star-K, one of the country’s leading kosher certifying agencies, proclaimed quinoa—the starchy seed that is a darling of natural food lovers—to be kosher for Passover. Despite its fluffy, grain-like appearance, quinoa was designated a member of the goosefoot species, a cousin to beets, and completely unrelated to the five forbidden chametz grains: wheat, spelt, oats, rye, and barley. Furthermore, the Star-K deemed quinoa not kitniyot (literally “small things”)—an additional category of foods such as rice and legumes that Ashkenazi Jews customarily avoid on Passover—which meant it was kosher for all Jews, not just Sephardim that have the practice of eating kitniyot during Passover.


To read more, visit http://www.tabletmag.com/life-and-religion/64296/off-the-table/


Pearls of Wisdom

April 11, 2011


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