A Rabbi Walks Into a Restaurant With a Blowtorch

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Passover begins this week (Happy Pesach!), and while the Times marks the occasion with a delicate piece on whether quinoa is kosher, The Wall Street Journal decides to tail a blowtorch-wielding rabbi (!) as he makes his rounds, obliterating traces of leavened bread from local restaurants’ ovens. Here we were just wondering what makes a place “certified kosher.” According to the Journal, it’s “Rabbi Marrus, 6-feet-3-inches tall and built like a football player,” who says, “’You have to be respectful to the blowtorch.’” [WSJ]