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Affliction from Within: Celiac Disease in the Jewish Community

May 18, 2011, by

Part one in a two part series. Next week’s feature article will include The Kosher Celiac, Safety in the Kitchen, Cooking Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free Recipes and additional useful websites Please note: Shira Galston is a freelance kosher food writer. The Orthodox Union makes no endorsements or representations regarding kashrut certification of various products/vendors referred to in

A Story of Hope

March 16, 2011, by

At fourteen, I was drawn to a small group of older students in my yeshiva. They were clearly the “in crowd” and didn’t sweat the small stuff; small meaning homework, tests, and what anybody, including their teachers, thought of them. Happy and carefree, they exuded an aura of confidence, a quality which I was sadly