Rabbi, I have a problem… so, text me! – Article Jewish Chronicle

I have a question: in this hot weather, there have been far more insects around. And when I took some chicken out of the oven, I found a dead fly in the dish. I want to know where that leaves the status of the dish. From a kashrut perspective, can I take out the fly and eat the chicken, or is the whole dish now off-limits?

Federation’s fiery forum – Article Jewish Tribune

The distinguished mechanech Rabbi Yaakov Haber, of Ramat Bet Shemesh, was guest speaker at the annual conference of the Federation of Synagogues for its Rabbonim. It took place at the Prince Regent Hallmark Hotel in Chigwell, and was organised by Director of Education, Rabbi Dovid Roberts. This year’s theme was ‘Nurturing people, families, kehillos’. In keeping with the Federation’s stated objective, to serve as a premier, frum, kehillahfocused organisation, the conference was aimed firmly at supporting the kehillah rabbonim in their avodas hakodesh

Book review Edmonton Federation Cemetery – Jewish Tribune

Edmonton Federation Cemetery- Rebbetzin Aviva Landau-published by the Federation of Synagogues. By Eli Kienwald. All cemeteries are hallowed places. A feeling of foreboding and a subconscious fear pervade visitors when they are made starkly aware of the finality of life, of the existence of another world that they cannot see, and of the presence of ancestors who still possess social agency. Perhaps these feelings are mediated somewhat by the realisation that our moral obligations towards the departed are what differentiates humans from the animal world. This creates a continuum between the dead and the living and establishes a bond that is one of the basic tenets of our social structure. The dead cannot bury themselves.
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