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Red Miracle Van

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The Schwartzes had three vehicles but only two drivers. At any given time the third vehicle, the 2005 red Ford van, could be seen on different driveways throughout the neighborhood – and sometimes even in Miami Beach and Hollywood, Florida. The Schwartzes kept a third vehicle, knowing that not everyone had a car.

Many people come to South Florida because of the excellent medical care, and while there they must deal with the cost of housing and food – and the loss of income. The Schwartzes wanted such people to at least be sure they had transportation and didn’t have to rely on renting a car or paying for a cab.

They first came up with the idea when Rabbi Rosen was in town for a liver transplant. The rabbi’s family was with him and they didn’t have transportation to get around. The Schwartzes realized Rabbi Rosen was saddled with many concerns and although they couldn’t solve all of them, transportation was one burden they could remove. For the few months that the Rosens were in town, they drove the red Ford van.

When other people were in town for medical procedures, they drove the red Ford van as well. When a member of the community lost his job and couldn’t afford to replace his car, the red Ford van showed up in his driveway. When someone had an accident and the insurance didn’t cover a rental, the red Ford van appeared in his driveway. The red van was a lifesaver to many people.

One day, Mr. Schwartz’s sister was in town and took the Schwartz children with her. An accident occurred and the van was totaled. No one knew how anyone got out of that van alive, but none of the Schwartzes or the driver received so much as a scratch.

The Schwartzes’ van was always a lifesaver for everyone. Perhaps that’s why it was a lifesaver for them.

Rabbi Rosen: Ahmadinejad Is Amalek and We Must Destroy Him

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Rabbi Israel Rosen, founder of the Office for Conversions to Judaism in the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, wrote Thursday in Kipa that Amalek – Haman – Hitler – Ahmadinejad are “characterized not only by their meaningless hatred, but by their compulsive animosity. A ‘real’ Amalekite, is absorbed and consumed with hatred of Israel which nourishes him 24 hours a day, when he’s awake and in his dreams. A ‘pure’ Amalekite is possessed by a crazed and deep hatred of Israel, it’s his spirit, his heart’s desire, his soul and his passion, exclusively.”

And one of the conditions which characterize an Amalekite’s function in the world is that while he is going after his victims – the Jews – with a vengeance, the rest of the world stands on the sidelines, uninvolved. Or they would counsel moderation and negotiations, unwilling to accept that someone, a statesman, would wish to annihilate an entire nation just because it is Jewish.

Therefore, concludes Rabbi Rosen, “if we are honest about identifying our enemy for what he is, we must act while ignoring the nations of the world. Our strength lies in the combination of our faith and our abilities on the battlefield.”

STAR-K Invited To Talk Kosher In Turkey

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

   STAR-K Certification has enjoyed a successful and harmonious relationship with Turkey for over 25 years, providing kosher certification for scores of Turkish companies. The STAR-K symbol appears on everything from Turkish-produced beans to candy, condiments, fruits, vegetables, juices, jams, honey, oils, nuts, pasta, pickled products, rice, sauces, teas, and vinegars.

 

   STAR-K kashrus administrator, Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, was invited to Izmir in mid-May to address members of the Aegean Exporters’ Association. Together with STAR-K’s Middle East/Europekashrus coordinator, Rabbi Dovid Stein, he delivered a seminar, “Kosher Certification: Your Worldwide Partner for Successful Marketing.” In attendance was Izmir’s rabbi, Rabbi Mordechai Katan, and approximately 30 Turkish manufacturing companies.

 

   Utilizing a colorful STAR-K PowerPoint presentation, entitled “Understanding the World of Kosher Naturally,” the rabbis explained kosher basics, kosher marketplace opportunities, issues regarding the certification of various kosher specialty products, the parallel growth of organic and kosher, requirements and considerations when producing kosher/natural organic products, the kosher certification process and the advantages of the STAR-K/QAI twin kosher/organic certification program.

 

   “Turkish companies have a keen interest to expand their markets and they feel that a necessary tool to assist them in that is kosher certification,” said Rabbi Rosen. “I feel that our seminar has built a bridge and a healthy rapport between the exporters union and STAR-K.”

STAR-K Invited To Talk Kosher In Turkey

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

   STAR-K Certification has enjoyed a successful and harmonious relationship with Turkey for over 25 years, providing kosher certification for scores of Turkish companies. The STAR-K symbol appears on everything from Turkish-produced beans to candy, condiments, fruits, vegetables, juices, jams, honey, oils, nuts, pasta, pickled products, rice, sauces, teas, and vinegars.

 

   STAR-K kashrus administrator, Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, was invited to Izmir in mid-May to address members of the Aegean Exporters’ Association. Together with STAR-K’s Middle East/Europekashrus coordinator, Rabbi Dovid Stein, he delivered a seminar, “Kosher Certification: Your Worldwide Partner for Successful Marketing.” In attendance was Izmir’s rabbi, Rabbi Mordechai Katan, and approximately 30 Turkish manufacturing companies.

 

   Utilizing a colorful STAR-K PowerPoint presentation, entitled “Understanding the World of Kosher Naturally,” the rabbis explained kosher basics, kosher marketplace opportunities, issues regarding the certification of various kosher specialty products, the parallel growth of organic and kosher, requirements and considerations when producing kosher/natural organic products, the kosher certification process and the advantages of the STAR-K/QAI twin kosher/organic certification program.

 

   “Turkish companies have a keen interest to expand their markets and they feel that a necessary tool to assist them in that is kosher certification,” said Rabbi Rosen. “I feel that our seminar has built a bridge and a healthy rapport between the exporters union and STAR-K.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/food/star-k-invited-to-talk-kosher-in-turkey-2/2009/08/05/

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