Kosher Is Not Just for Christmas

The kashrut mega-industry is becoming the scene of an intriguing culture war within religious Judaism.

"Abba, what's the connection between kashrut and a Christmas tree?" my 12-year-old daughter asked as we were watching the end of the news on Sunday night, waiting for "Master Chef" to start. Her question struck me twice. First, I don't remember her ever taking enough interest in the news to ask anything. Second, it took me back nearly three decades to a similar evening at the end of December...