Australian Trademarks Office Turns Down ‘McKosher’ Moniker

05/17/2016 - 10:12

Sydney — An Australian lawyer who claims he is of Scottish-Jewish descent has failed in a bid to register the trademark “McKosher.”

Kosher McDonalds restaurant in Ashkelon, Israel. Wikimedia Commons

Starbucks, McDonalds Caught In Israel/Gaza Crossfire

Non-combatants drawn into the PR war get flak for allegedly supporting Israel, or not supporting it enough.

08/13/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

For Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Israel has always been a fraught topic. Raised in a Brooklyn Jewish family, he’s been accused of supporting Israel and also of not supporting Israel, although in general he keeps his religious sentiments and committments very private.

Freedom For Tomato Pickers

04/09/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Rabbi Jill Jacobs has led and participated in countless seders. Here, she toasts a first-timer, Santiago Perez, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s second annual Food and Justice Passover Seder on April 4.

Ordained by the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Jacobs is the director of Rabbis for Human Rights – North America and has helped to spread awareness about workers in Immokalee, Fla., who pick tomatoes for what activists say are unfair wages and in unsafe conditions. A tomato held pride of place on the seder plate that night.

Photo By Ron Sachs
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