- Did Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Abergel rule that there can be “Kosher Concubines?” asks Israel Hayom. “No” says Haviv Gur of Times of Israel, and gets it right. For those who are interested, the ruling itself, in Hebrew, is linked at the bottom of this article.
- All hail the founder of Kosherology! The New York Times profiles Uri Ort, the founder of kosherstarbucks.com. Ort’s website helps Kosher Jews keep up their practice at Starbucks. We always knew coffee and kvetching went hand-in-hand.
- In other Kosher news, there’s a new high-end restaurant in SoHo that “just so happens” to be kosher. Tablet profiles. Who knew Kosher dining could be so chic!?
- The first female Israeli Supreme Court Justice, Miriam Ben-Porat, passed away at 94 this week. Her groundbreaking legacy will live on. (NYT)
- Exhibit we want to see: "Between Sorrow and Beauty." Palestinian artist Fatima Abu-Rumi expresses her views on Arab womens' oppression through brushstroke in a solo-exhibition at The Islam Museum in Jerusalem (Al-Monitor, Maariv [Hebrew])
- The Israeli government may struggle to produce a draft law, but when it comes to food, the Knesset really knows how to get the job done. Its finance committee recently passed a law that permits Israelis to bring their own food into movie theaters. (Ynet)
- Bageling verb 1. The art of subtly acknowledging your Judaism to other suspected Jews in the surrounding area. (Jewcy)
- The political relationship between Arabs and Israelis in the Knesset remains fraught. But that hasn’t stopped social relationships from flourishing. Jews and Arabs do everything from box together and to perform a joint musical. Israeli politicians could learn a thing or two about cooperation from their talented constituents. (Haaretz, Ynet)
We would like to thank Rabbi Noah Cheses for his help with this weekend's reading.