These days, most major ice creams brands are kosher. But depending on your politics it may not be kosher to eat all major ice creams. This nexus of political and gastronomical concerns became clear during a visit to Jerusalem several years ago. I was arranging to meet an old acquaintance for a snack. We first thought of Ben & Jerry's, which had recently opened a shop in the middle of the capital. Then we had second thoughts.
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
When it comes to Darfur demonstrations, Rabbi David Saperstein of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is a recidivist.
On Monday Saperstein was arrested in a protest at the Sudanese embassy just down the street from RAC headquarters, along with several members of Congress and a former official of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.