Magen Tzedek: Making BP Kosher

By Julie Schonfeld

Originally posted in The Huffington Post

As the executive vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the worldwide association of Conservative and Masorti rabbis, our movement has actively engaged in developing an initiative for ethical corporate certification on kosher food products. As the Conservative Movement announced that we are completing the final stages of bringing the Magen Tzedek, an ethical certification for kosher food, to market, I find myself in Louisiana on behalf of the Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign to visit the again-devastated Gulf region and craft responses for the faith community... [read more]