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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.

‘Quonfused’ About Quinoa

Quinoa has become a part of the Passover diet for many observant Jews since the Star-K published an article Quinoa, The Grain That's Not, in the Kashrus Kurrents for Pesach, 1997.

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – September 3, 2007

Our theme today is great kosher food. Traveling way, way south this year?

All The Way With Jack’s Gourmet

One of the reasons for the popularity of Jack's Gourmet Sausages, which are available at local stores coast to coast as well as in Costco warehouse locations, is the fact that they actually taste like their non-kosher counterparts.

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – January 16, 2008

Do you love salsa, but are tired of the nominal selection you find in your local stores? Well, Chachie's (a California-based company) makes kosher...

Top Ten Wines For The New Year

Rosh Hashanah is all about new beginnings and self-improvement and kosher wineries all over the world are making a commitment to producing great wines at affordable prices. Here are 10 suggestions for a fresh start on kosher wines.

Shavuot/Spring Wines

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer - spring is in the air and Shavuot is almost here! The warm weather and dairy Shavuot meals provide the perfect excuse to pop the corks on the newest vintage of white and rosé wines.

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.

Jewish Agency Appeals to Belgian Regional Parliament to Permit Shechitah

The ban on kosher slaughter was initially legislated in 2017 and came into effect at the beginning of September.

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 4, 2007

They say the best way to watch a baseball game is with food in one hand and a soft drink or beer in the...

Belgian Jews Adjust To Shechita Ban

That provinces within Belgium, the law-making capital of Europe, have passed this type of anti-religious measure is an affront to the European values we all hold so dear.

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – December 24, 2007

Last week the topic of discussion was the kosher cheeseburger found on the menu at Talia's Steakhouse. Made with soy cheese and supposedly grilled...

Second Annual Gush Etzion Wine Festival

So here's what most of you missed Monday night while you were at home being lazy. The Gush Etzion Wine Festival (have to work...

Star-K’s Kashrus Seminar To Benefit Polish Jewry

Prior to the outbreak of World War II, Poland contained the second largest Jewish community in the world, with nearly 3.5 million Jews.

Kosher Supervisor Star-K Parts Company with Starbucks

See the Star-K Starbucks Recommendations Chart inside the article.

Nestle Invests Heavily In Ethnic Markets

Tel Aviv - Nestleis heavily invested in Israel through its significant ownership of Osemand other ventures, and may very well be a leader in aggressively pursuing ethnic markets in general.

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – December 10, 2007

The world's first Chocolate and Charity Tour will take place this coming February in Israel (where else?).  The brainchild of Modi'in Tours, the trip...

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...

Be Prepared For BBQ Season

When the weather is beautiful and the days are long, most people like to end their weekend with a barbeque. But if you are trying to watch your weight, big barbeques can spell big trouble! However, grilling does not have to mean a cholesterol and fat overload. Try to enjoy a healthier version of your favorite dishes this season, with tasty burgers and side dishes that are good for both your palate and waistline.

Time To Move!

Dear Chaya, I'm writing this to you as my children are sitting in front of a video screen. Sure I'm happy to see them safe and sound, but I worry about their sedentary lifestyle. While during the summer they are active outdoors, as soon as the winter sets in, they spend most of their free time on the couch. The truth is that they're barely moving. I know this can't be healthy. On the other hand, what kind of exercise can I offer them during the long and cold winter months? How do I get them to move off the couch? Singing the Winter-Time Blues

Gluten-Free But Taste-Full

While we are all accustomed to the occasional recipe substitutions – swapping milk for creamer, applesauce for oil – gluten-free cooking is a whole different ballgame.

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.

South Florida County May Repeal ‘Kosher Tax’ After Complaints by Businesses

The heavily Jewish Broward County has been collecting permit fees for nearly 40 years, but on Sept. 10, commissioners will vote on whether or not to repeal the kosher-license regulations.

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web — July 29, 2008

Downtown LA has a new restaurant, Falafel Express, and from the review I read, it's worth a trip out west just to try it...

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.

Basmati Rice with Broad Beans and Dill

Whether it is a day out with the children to the zoo or a casual al fresco meal in the garden, this recipe for rice and broad beans is very tasty.

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...

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – November 5, 2007

Across the Atlantic, Scotland's only kosher restaurant, L'Chaim, is getting high praise for its latkes and chopped liver. Conversation over this past week was about...

Tnuva Unveils New Series Of Labaneh Spreads

Recognizing the growing popularity of Mediterranean accented dairy products among the health conscious, Tnuva has announced the debut of a new "taste" within its series of Labaneh low-fat sour cheese spreads.

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