Volume 60 Number 63 
      Produced: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:34:06 EST

Subjects Discussed In This Issue:

Caleb / Bitya / Myriam 
    [Nicolas Rebibo]
    [Yisrael Medad]
Profiling at the airport? (2)
    [Stuart Pilichowski  Bill Coleman]


From: Nicolas Rebibo <nrebibo@...>
Date: Thu, Jan 26,2012 at 10:01 AM
Subject: Caleb / Bitya / Myriam

I was wondering what Bitya, Pharaoh's daugther, became after the Jews went
out of Egypt. I was surprised to find that she married Caleb (Meguila 13a)
because I already knew that Caleb married Myriam, Moshe's sister. So I
assume he married both.
I would be interested in references.

Hillel Rebibo


From: Yisrael Medad <yisrael.medad@...>
Date: Thu, Jan 26,2012 at 05:01 AM
Subject: Kosher/Halal

Seems the Kosher/Halal issue (see emphasized quote below --Mod.) is quite 
contemporary.  Here's what I 'blogged via "Only in New York?" 


> Coney Island Bialys and Bagels...has been rescued by two Pakistani Muslims --
> and they're keeping it kosher. Coney Island Bialys and Bagels makes
> everything by hand, the old-fashioned way. Zafaryab Ali, who worked in the
> bakery for 11 years before leaving to drive a cab, now runs the shop, along
> with his partner Peerzada Shah...The store was founded by Morris
> Rosenzweig, who came from Bialystock, Poland, at the turn of the 20th
> century, where bialys originated. Shah, Ali and [Steve] Ross [the founder's
> grandson --Mod.] say that not much has changed. They are using the same
> ingredients, from the same suppliers. "I gave them all the phone numbers,"
> says Ross. "If you need this. this is who you are going to get it from,
> and they stayed with all that."
> ...As for keeping the bakery kosher, Ali says, ** "Kosher and halal is
> very, very close, like brother and sister, maybe twins." **
> Ali and Shah say the only thing remaining is official kosher supervision
> and certification. They are looking for a rabbi to bless and supervise.

Yisrael Medad


From: Stuart Pilichowski <stupillow@...>
Date: Wed, Jan 25,2012 at 02:01 PM
Subject: Profiling at the airport?

In M-J V60#62, Martin Stern wrote:
> This listmember's wife was lucky to only be patted down. A couple of years
> ago in Barcelona, Spain, my wife was forced by the security officials to remove
> her tichel in public. Since then, she always wears a sheitel for air journeys.
Sounds terrible. But is it really? 
Isn't the tichel simply a symbol that a woman is married?
Does the security check fall into the category of
sakanas nefoshos [vital danger --Mod.]?
Are we making more of this than is warranted?


From: Bill Coleman <wbcoleman@...>
Date: Wed, Jan 25,2012 at 08:01 PM
Subject: Profiling at the airport?

In regard to the V60#62 posts by AnonymousV60n62 and by Martin Stern:

My wife always wears a hat, cap, or beret.  Until recently, she was
invariably asked to remove it and, when she refused on religious grounds,
she would be escorted to a private screening area where she would be
examined by female agents.  This generally took 2-3 minutes.  On our last
several trips, however, upon refusal she has been waved through.  I wonder
if this has anything to do with the fact that I have never observed Muslim
women wearing headscarves being stopped?


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