David Mintz, the Pioneer of Nondairy Ice Cream Who Changed the Lives of Kosher Consumers

March 3 2021

Because the laws of kashrut forbid consuming meat and dairy at the same meal, a lunch of a hamburger, for instance, cannot be followed by a dessert of ice cream. In the early 1980s, David Mintz solved this problem by selling a soy-based ice cream called Tofutti, the first such product to appear on the American market—paving the way for today’s abundance of faux-dairy foods. Mintz died last week at the age of eighty-nine. Hugh Merwin tells his story:

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More about: American Jewry, Food, Judaism, Kashrut, Menachem Mendel Schneerson

It’s Past Time for Europe to Take Action against Hizballah

Oct. 26 2021

Clinging to an artificial distinction rejected by the U.S., the UK, and several of its own member states, the European Union considers Hizballah’s “military wing” a terrorist group, but not its “political wing.” Not only is the Iran-backed organization responsible for countless acts of terror, it also has slaughtered civilians in Syria, helped to bring about Lebanon’s current political and financial meltdown, and has tens of thousands of missiles aimed at Israel. Hans-Jakob Schindler argues that Brussels should be taking a different approach:

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More about: European Union, Hizballah, Terrorism