The latest volume of Kosher Spirit magazine from OK Kosher features a variety of intriguing articles related to keeping kosher in Tishrei and throughout the year.
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The Fall 2012 volume of Kosher Spirit is now available from http://www.KosherSpirit.com and features a variety of time-sensitive articles, including an in-depth discussion of the kashrut of lulavim and nuggets of wisdom for each of the Tishrei holidays. The periodical also features interesting articles about keeping kosher in various places around the world, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at OK Kosher, a kashrut organization available online at http://www.OK.org.
“In some ways, Tishrei is about taking care of the practical details, with meals that must be cooked, shul seats that need reserving, and a sukkah that has to be built. More importantly, Tishrei, with its multitude of holidays and unique laws, is also a time of introspection and inspiration. Our latest Kosher Spirit is designed to meet both of these needs, offering practical tips for keeping kosher as well as stories and nuggets of wisdom that are designed to uplift and inspire,” said Rabbi Chaim Fogelman of OK Kosher.
For those looking to buy a lulav, Kosher Spirit has an in-depth article explaining the mitzvah of Arba Minim. The article includes an analysis of the commandment and explains some of the symbolism behind the mitzvah. It explains which species of palm trees can be used to obtain a kosher lulav and how ownership of the lulav plays a role in the mitzvah. In addition, the article enumerates the features of an ideal lulav and lists the many factors that may render the item not fit for use. The piece also explains how and when to perform the mitzvah of the Arba Minim and which blessings should be recited before shaking the lulav.
Kosher Spirit Fall 2012 also includes a number of interesting articles about kashrut around the world. Chanie Brod has a piece about going kosher in the Buckingham Palace, which describes both the beauty and elegance of the Queen’s dining room as well as the hustle and bustle that takes place behind the scenes, as the local Rabbis and royal staff work to ensure that everything being served to Jewish visitors is held to the highest kosher standards. In addition, the periodical also features part II of the Singapore and Malaysia Revisited article from Rabbi Don Yoel Levy. The piece discusses the areas visited in Asia and describes the many steps OK Kosher takes to ensure that items are packed and transported in a manner that upholds Jewish Law.
For inspiration and enjoyment, Kosher Spirit offers an interview with Rabbi Binyamin Neufeld, a Rabbinical Coordinator at OK Kosher, as well as short divrei Torah for each of the Tishrei holidays. The Chassidic Insights discusses the meaning behind Tefillas Chana, and the Healthy Spirit piece gives 10 fun facts about coffee. Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech, a well-known kosher food expert from Monsey, NY, also has an article about beer throughout Jewish history.
Kosher Spirit comes bundled with a number of Jewish publications, including Ami magazine and The Jewish Press, and can also be accessed on the periodical’s website at http://www.KosherSpirit.com or by emailing newsok.org to request a PDF subscription. OK Kosher, the organization behind the magazine, can be found online at http://www.OK.org or contacted by calling 718-756-7500. The company can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OKKosher or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/KosherAlerts.