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Speculated Safeway Acquisition May Increase Kosher Sales

Sources in the kosher food industry are speculating that a new major supermarket deal will have a positive effect on kosher food sales. Cerberus Capital...

The Giraffe Mezuzah

Bar Ilan researchers recovered the ancient method of converting giraffe hide into Kosher parchment for writing Torah scrolls and Mezuzot.

British Vets Want Ban on Ritual Slaughter

Blackwell, who has been accused of "inflaming prejudice," says animals must be stunned before the cut.

A Kosher Supermarket is About to Close and the Question is Why

The announcement by the 75-year old Crown Market in West Hartford, Connecticut, that it would be closing sent shock waves through the Jewish community. Mark...

Danish Jewish Leader Disputes Report of Ban on Kosher Slaughter

The president of Denmark’s Jewish community has disputed a government minister’s claims that new regulations would outlaw all kosher slaughter in the country. “We find...

Poland’s Chief Rabbi Suspends Aide over Kosher Slaughter Controversy

Amid reports that kosher slaughter is continuing in Poland in the face of a law prohibiting it, the country’s chief rabbi suspended an aide...

New Law Mandates Proper Labeling for Kosher Foods Going to Pantries

Kosher and halal meals going to food pantries must be tracked and labeled as such under a new federal law. An amendment to the Federal...

Agudah Presses U.S. Military on Kosher Field Meals

Agudath Israel of America has asked the Pentagon to restore kosher field meals and charged that the Defense Logistics Agency had solicited a bid...

Hotels Prepare for the Great Passover Exodus

Preparations are in full swing in nearly 150 destinations throughout the world to accommodate upward of 50,000 Jews who will be spending Passover in...

Israel to Offer ‘One-Star’ and ‘Three-Star’ Kosher Ratings

Bennett is bringing Israel into the 21st century with a new system that will encourage more people to eat kosher.

Amsterdam Falafel Joint Takes Israelis for a Non-Kosher Ride

By the time they end up at Baba’s Grillroom in central Amsterdam, Israeli tourists tend to be somewhat distracted. Situated near the famous Rembrandt Square,...

Rabbi Aaron Metzger to Head NY Kosher Law Enforcement

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has named Rabbi Aaron Metzger of Monsey, New York, as the new head of the...

Canadian Girl Guides Cookies Go Kosher

The famous Girl Guides cookies now have the OU approval as being kosher thanks to an all-Orthodox troop in Canada, but their chocolate mint...

Proposed Law Aims at Tighter Kosher Food Enforcement

The Knesset will discuss and vote on a  new bill to give official kosher food inspectors powers to make sure that restaurants and other...

Authority, Shmothority, Is Hebrew National Meat Kosher?

One judge wondered how meat could be considered kosher, if the employees of the kosher slaughtering firm "just passed on the cows."

Ruling Returns Kosher Meals to Florida Inmates

A federal judge has ordered the Florida prisons service to provide kosher meals to all prisoners with a “sincere religious basis” by July 1. The...

More Kosher Snack Foods Coming Up for Passover

Snack food manufacturers are increasingly turning to the Orthodox Union for kosher certification to expand their markets during the Passover holiday. Classic Foods announced last...

DC’s Eli’s Restaurant to Relocate on Same Street

Eli’s Restaurant, a popular kosher eatery in Washington frequented by politicians, will move instead of closing down. After announcing in October that the restaurant would...

Noah’s Ark Is Gone but Lower East Side Memories Are Kosher

Some memories are so strong that they can smell the kosher food that used to be de facto Jewish law in New York City’s Lower East Side. Play it again, Shmuel.

New Kosher Certification to Focus on Food Safety

A Canadian rabbi has created a new kind of Kosher certification named “Kosher Check” that not only makes sure foods are kosher under Jewish...

Latest Thanksgivukkah Shtick: Turkey-Filled Doughnuts

Thank God it won’t happen again until 2070, and then in 2165, and then almost never. This may be your last chance to gobble up – or to avoid gobbling up – turkey-filled doughnuts for Thanksgivukkah.

Quebec to Tighten Regulations on kosher, Halal Meat Production

Quebec’s agricultural minister is looking to tighten regulations for kosher and halal meat production. “We want the slaughter to happen in the most complete conditions...

Lack of ‘Kosher Cop’ in New York a Problem for Kosher Consumers

The departure of the head of the Kosher Law Enforcement Division of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has created a...

Glatt Kosher Company Donates $10,000 in Hotdogs to Soup Kitchen

Glatt kosher hotdog manufacturer Abeles & Heymann is donating $10,000 in hotdogs to the Masbia soup kitchen.

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