R. Shimon Shezuri and Statistical Sampling

From Wikipedia: In statistics, quality assurance, and survey methodology, sampling is the selection of a subset (a statistical sample) of individuals from within a statistical population to estimate characteristics of the whole population. Two advantages of sampling are that the cost is lower and data collection is faster than measuring the entire population. Does halachah […]

The Proof of the Potation Is In The Pyrotechnics

The Dallas Observer reports: Now, I have always been told that liquors burn at 100 proof (50 percent alcohol) or higher. In fact, some sources claim fires only start around the 57 percent range. There are even stories from the past seeming to confirm this. Tavern owners in the 1700 and 1800s would set a […]

Of Fishy Milk and Winey Whiskey

R. Aryeh Klapper writes: Products that are kosher only without a heksher Many years ago Garelick Farms decided to market its milk all-natural, which meant that it needed a natural source of Vitamin D – and it chose shark oil. This had at least two consequences: Hood Dairy began running an ad with the tagline […]