The holes in matzo give the cracker its characteristic crunch, Odelia Cohen/iStockphoto hide caption

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A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above
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Ritually slaughtered lamb is delivered at a halal butcher shop in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2011. Denmark, Sweden and Norway are among the countries requiring animals to be stunned before slaughter. Dutch lawmakers took up the issue in 2012. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire
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What's what? In Israel, the shape of a boureka pastry traditionally tells you what's inside. Now the country's chief rabbis want the shapes to get a lot more specific to help people keep kosher. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Some Restaurants In Israel Declare A Kosher Rebellion
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