Where Every Day is Black Friday

A recent post at TOI on how doing business with Haredim has multiple benefits for all involved:
Perhaps most importantly, these transactions take place between equals. The shekels that flow from my wallet into Kiryat Sefer are not charity and are not taken by force. They generate neither feelings of superiority nor feelings of resentment. Each party enters the relationship without sacrificing freedom or dignity, without threatening or feeling threatened by the other.

Read it all here.


The Battle for Bourekas

The Israeli Rabbinate is going to start enforcing guidelines on the shapes of bourekas. Meat, dairy, and pareve pastries will come in different shapes.

This is ridiculous! This is a mockery of Jewish law! This is worse than a theocracy - it's a nanny theocracy!

Wait, it's an explicit ruling in Shulchan Arukh? Oh. Never mind. [Read the whole post here]