The Halacha is that the when a man dies his oldest son, his Bechor, get a double portion of his assets. The Vilna Gaon says this can be seen in the letters of the word Bechor. The Bais of the word bechor has a numerical value of 2. This is double the letter before it, Aleph which has a value of 1. The Chuf has a value of 20 doubling the Yud which is 10. Lastly the Reish equals 200 double that of the Koof which is 100. These are the only three letters in the aleph bais that double the number before it and make a very appropriate name for the son who gets double.
One of the largest hospitals in Denmark has admitted to serving only halal beef -- meat that is slaughtered in accordance with strict Islamic guidelines -- to all of its patients regardless of whether or not they are Muslim.
...Amid a surge of public outrage over the decision to serve only halal beef, Hvidovre Hospital's vice president, Torben Mogensen, has been unapologetic. "We have many patients from different ethnic backgrounds, which we must take into account, and it is impossible to have both the one and the other kind of beef," he says.
How about serving kosher meat since that would take into account Jews, as well?
Lori Lowenthal Marcus reports on the Maimonides School in Brussels.
But now a Jewish school in Belgium has issued an edict to its schoolchildren: do
not wear kippot near the school until you are safely inside the steel-paneled
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