Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – September 17, 2007

For years eating kosher and eating gourmet did not go hand in hand. Nowadays however, you can find gourmet and exotic recipes totally in keeping with Jewish laws and traditions.

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – May 21, 2007

The babirusa is a cousin to the pig and lives in the islands around Indonesia. It seems there was some discussion as to whether or...

Abeles & Heymann Launches New Kosher Sausages in Time for Rosh Hashana

Their new bourbon apple uncured beef sausage looks like it will be a Rosh Hashana hit.

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web — July 3, 2007

Good news comes to those who wait - beginning this summer Jelly Belly jelly beans will be certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.   And in other...

New York Hospitals Cope With Growing Demand For Kosher Food

Hospitals in New York City, as well as hospitals in other major markets, are dealing with an increased demand for kosher food by patients, their families, visitors and staff.

Gold Medal Flour Being Recalled Due to Possible Risk of E-Coli

The recall was issued due to the discovery of possible E. coli O26 during sampling of the product.

Wine from Samaria Finds New Market in China

After two years of hard work and negotiations, the Psagot wine factory shipped their first container to China a few days ago.

Polish President Praises Law Banning Exports of Kosher Slaughtered Meat

President Duda said he was very concerned about the welfare and humanitarian treatment of animals, but stressed that the welfare of farmers came first.

STAR-K’s Fifth Annual Kashrus Training Seminar

What do Plano, Texas, Thornhill, Ontario, and Olney, Md. have in common?

For STAR-K: The Skype’s The Limit

When Rabbi Chaim Glazer, an 11th grade rebbi at Yeshiva Toras Chaim in North Miami Beach, Florida, was teaching his class about Kil'ei Ilanos (the issur of grafting two trees of different species together) his lesson plan research led him to a STAR-K Kashrus Kurrents article on hydroponics - the cultivation of plants in a nutrient solution rather than in soil.

Now You Can Have Your Organic Cake… And Eat It Too

Once upon a time, organic produce and processed foods were found only in health food stores.

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Modern Orthodox Rabbis Rejoice in Kashrut Agreement with Chief Rabbinate; Rabbinate: It Never Happened

From now on, the Chief Rabbinate inspectors are not allowed to impose fines on businesses that do not use their kashrut services.

Back to Basics: Bimbo Bakeries USA Confirms Kosher Recertification

“After hearing from our loyal kosher consumers and after productive meetings with our Kosher Certifiers, Bimbo Bakeries USA is pleased to announce that we will once again be offering kosher products under the Arnold, Sara Lee and Ball Park brands,” the company announced.

Chalav Yisrael Today: What Is It? How Is It Produced?

There are two types of chalav Yisrael farms. One is dedicated full-time to chalav Yisrael service. The second type of farm provides chalav Yisrael milk on a per-need basis.

Israeli Food Companies In Flurry Of Pre-Passover Activity

Israel's food industry is projecting one of the most profitable Passover holidays in its history.

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – June 12, 2008

Students at Monroe College got a quick lesson in kosher from the Orthodox Union's Rabbi Safran. These non-Jewish students are participating in a contest...

STAR-K Launches Institute Of Halacha

The Mishna teaches us, "Appoint for yourself a rav" - a Torah guide, from whom you can acquire clarity through wisdom.

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – June 18, 2007

What do you do if you find yourself living outside an Orthodox community - or in a community too small to have a kosher...

Foie Gras Gets Glatt Kosher Stamp

The Csengele kosher slaughterhouse in Hungary has become the first to receive such certification for goose liver.

Matzot Back To Egypt

Matzot produced in Israel will be heading back to Egypt, where the Israelites first produced matzah in their haste to leave ancient Egypt.

Polish Senate Votes to Delay Bill that Would Ban Exports of Kosher Meat

Still, Rabbi Menachem Margolin of the European Jewish Association said “the battle isn’t over. It has merely been postponed. If you kick a can down a road, you will eventually run out of road.”

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – October 29, 2007

Dave Cook's Eating in Translation offers tidbits of information on interesting foods from around New York City.  Looking through this past week's selections there...

Israeli Start-up Developing Lab-Grown Steak Aims to Conquer the Global Market

The time necessary for the production of lab meat would take only three weeks, compared to two years with traditional beef growing.

Kitchen Magic With Aquafaba

“For us kosher keeping, chumus-loving Jews, aquafaba opens up an infinite amount of possibilities,” Zohn told Olam Yehudi. “It is a versatile pareve ingredient.”

Armani Hotel Dubai to Host First Kosher Restaurant in UAE

The restaurant will be operated under the rabbinical supervision of Rabbi Levi Y. Duchman, rabbi of the UAE, who has certified the venue with glatt-kosher and pas Yisroel.

Israeli Kashrut Supervisors Fly to Argentina Despite Tough Coronavirus Ban in Both Countries

Israel is Argentina' third largest buyer of beef, to the tune of $100 million annually.

Manischewitz to Sell its Kosher Food Business

The Season brand will not be included in the sale, according to the announcement by the company.

Southern Supermarket Giant Winn-Dixie Bets Big On Kosher

The kosher section at Winn-Dixie’s Boca Raton store is larger than that of many kosher-only supermarkets.

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