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  • Let my people go (to Dodger Stadium’s new kosher hot dog stand)!

    July 29, 2015 | 4:00 pm

    The Red Sox have done it. The Yankees have done it. Even the Kansas City Royals have gone kosher. 

    Now — finally — Los Angeles baseball fans can enjoy a glatt kosher dog. 

    Jeff’s Gourmet Sausage Factory began offering a decidedly Jewish twist to the Dodgers’ traditional...

  • Pork-eating Israeli soldier spared detention after secular outcry

    June 2, 2015 | 3:19 pm

    An Israeli soldier was spared 11 days in detention for eating pork, a non-kosher food, the military said on Tuesday, after a public outcry.

    Secular standards sometimes clash with conservative Jewish law in Israel.

    Local media said the soldier, an American immigrant, was not...

  • Florida prisons ordered to serve kosher meals

    May 5, 2015 | 11:32 am

    Inmates in Florida’s prisons who request kosher meals must receive them, a federal judge in Miami ruled.

    U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz issued the order late last week after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections on behalf of 13...

  • Ice scream, you scream, we all scream for kosher ice cream

    April 16, 2015 | 3:30 pm

    Los Angeles is going through an ice cream renaissance. And while it’s hard to cheer warming winter months, given global climate predictions, the new reality may be what led to more high-quality frozen foods that are ready to meet a growing public appetite. This expanded market also...

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  • The Cask serves up kosher wines for connoisseurs

    By Jeff Smith

    April 2, 2015 | 6:12 pm

    In the past, trying to put together a kosher wine tasting was a challenge because it seemed the major stores offered so few choices. A quick look at the inventory of some of the more sympathetic non-kosher wine shops around Los Angeles reveals a mere page of choices, but if you...

  • Breaking Bad: NonKosher

    March 18, 2015 | 12:21 pm

    Many Persian Jews in Los Angeles keep what I like to call ‘LA Kosher,’ or ‘Persian-Kosher.’ This is a custom in which you sometimes delve into nonkosher chicken or red meat, but still refrain from doing the more nonkosher things, like mixing milk and meat, or eating shellfish,...

  • Kosher supermarket reopens two months after Paris attacks

    March 17, 2015 | 3:43 pm

    The Paris kosher supermarket where four hostages were killed in January by an Islamist gunman reopened on Sunday morning to "show that life is stronger than barbarity," supermarket officials and France's interior minister said.

    The Jan. 9 attack on the Jewish foodstore by Amedy...

  • 2 men charged for links to Hyper Cacher shooter

    March 13, 2015 | 1:00 pm

    Two men have been charged for their links to the Paris kosher market gunman who killed four Jewish hostages in January.

    The men, identified as Amar R. and Said M. by the Associated Press, were charged for participating in a terrorist group with intent to commit a crime.

    Amar R....

  • Food: The great uniter

    By Ryan Torok

    March 10, 2015 | 5:56 pm

    Several Muslim and Jewish students are working with UC San Diego leadership toward opening a dining hall that offers kosher and halal hot food options. 

    In so doing, the school will become the first campus in the University of California system to have this kind of a dining hall,...

  • Medical marijuana may soon get kosher stamp of approval

    February 23, 2015 | 11:15 am

    Kosher marijuana could soon be available to Orthodox Jews in New York State — but only on doctor’s orders.

    Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency, said he has held “preliminary discussions” with several companies interested in obtaining a kosher seal of approval for medical marijuana.

    Read more at Forward.

  • British right-wing party backs ban on religious slaughter

    February 4, 2015 | 10:54 am

    Britain’s right-wing UKIP party has come out in support of legislation that would ban the production of ritually slaughtered meat.

    The United Kingdom Independence Party  became the first major political party in the country to call for a ban on religious slaughter for halal and...

  • French Jews on edge after 4 killed in Paris siege

    January 9, 2015 | 1:50 pm

    The two hostage crises that transfixed France and much of the world on Friday epitomize the problem Islamic radicalism poses in the heart of Europe: They’re a danger to civilized society generally, but especially to Jews.

    Now it’s time for the authorities to wake up to the...

  • France hostage-taker targeted Jews

    January 9, 2015 | 9:12 am

    Two brothers suspected of a bloody attack on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were killed on Friday when anti-terrorist police stormed their hideout, while a second siege ended with the deaths of four hostages.

    The violent end to the simultaneous stand-offs...

  • British lawmaker calls for labeling of non-stunned animal’s meat

    November 4, 2014 | 10:48 am

    Meat sold in Britain should be labeled if the animal has not been stunned before slaughter, a British lawmaker said.

    Neil Parish, who heads the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Beef and Lamb, made the call on Monday for the increased stunning of animals undergoing ritual...

  • Kit to check food for pork traces hits France

    October 24, 2014 | 11:38 am

    Worried that the food you thought was kosher, or at least kosher style, has some hidden pork?

    Now, using a few test tubes, water and a small pregnancy test-like strip, you can find out in a few minutes whether your food contains pork traces.

    HalalTest, a new product developed...

  • Recovering Judaism And Living Kosher

    By Beit T'shuvah

    August 22, 2014 | 1:50 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    WHAT IS FITTING AND PROPER?

    This question haunts me each day, each week, each month and each year. It is especially present today as I reviewed the Weekly Torah Portion and read about Kashrut.

    Kashrut is usually associated with food and, in my search...

  • Why Vaccinations are Kosher and Required

    By Roger Price

    July 23, 2014 | 10:45 am

    Let’s face it. Sometimes you can deny certain established scientific truths and it does not make much difference. You can, for instance, believe that the Earth was created about 6,000 years ago and life as we know it will still go on. OK, maybe Jon Stewart and certain professors...

  • The Roe Ahead: Russian science brings ‘caviar’ to kosher table

    July 21, 2014 | 10:49 am

    PARIS (JTA) — In a penthouse office with a view of the Eiffel Tower, Olivier Kassabi uses a ceramic spoon to extract a small scoop from a jar labeled as Russian caviar.

    Placing a clutch of black globules on the base of his thumb, Kassabi licks it off, savoring every fishy drop of...

  • Crumbs kosher cupcake empire crumbles

    July 9, 2014 | 9:18 am

    Crumbs, the popular New York-based cupcake chain with kosher certification, abruptly shuttered its stores across the United States.

    The publicly traded company had closed a few of its 65 stores in recent months amid heavy financial losses. On Monday, Crumbs Bake Shop shut down...

  • In a first, Israeli women take test for kosher supervisor

    May 8, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    Nine women took the Chief Rabbinate’s exam to be kosher inspectors — the first time females were permitted to take the test.

    The women took the exam Wednesday in a separate room from the 200 men taking the test at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.

    Allowing the...

  • A reminder: Don’t pass over the post-seder meals

    April 7, 2014 | 2:47 pm

    Planning Passover meals is always a wonderful challenge. For the seders, most of us focus on traditional family recipes because they are tried and proven, and because everyone likes them (and often asks for these favorites dishes).

    But what about the remaining six days of meals?...

  • Kosher nightclub to open in Moscow

    April 2, 2014 | 11:59 am

    A Russian Jewish group is preparing to open a kosher nightclub in the center of Moscow.

    The opening of the Shachar Club is slated for Saturday, the Russian-language Israeli news site izrus.co.il reported Tuesday.

    “Jewish youth in Moscow should have somewhere with an easy,...

  • L.A.‘s Jewish food scene keeps on trucking

    March 12, 2014 | 12:57 pm

    In the years since the food-truck scene took off in Los Angeles, nearly every culinary niche has been represented. Jewish food and kosher specialties have been finding their way to eager, hungry crowds in new corners of the city via the Canter’s Truck, the Reuben Truck, The Kosher...

  • Online kosher, extra rabbis for visiting Jews in Sochi

    February 18, 2014 | 11:31 am

    Sochi's lone rabbi has drawn on reinforcements from the United States and shipped in 7,000 kosher meals to help cater for Jewish visitors to the Winter Olympics in Russia, a country where Judaism is reviving after decades of repression.

    Speaking virtually no Russian at the time,...

  • Southern supermarket giant Winn-Dixie bets big on kosher

    February 14, 2014 | 11:57 am

    Stroll past the kosher section of most large supermarkets in America and you could be forgiven for thinking that Jewish diets consist mainly of jarred gefilte fish, unsalted matzahs and Tam-Tam crackers.

    Not so at the Winn-Dixie supermarket in this affluent South Florida suburb.

    ...
  • New law mandates proper labeling for kosher foods going to pantries

    February 11, 2014 | 1:07 pm

    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 Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act enacted last week mandates the tracking and labeling by the Department of Agriculture.

    The...

  • Florida: It’s not just for old Jews anymore

    February 11, 2014 | 11:47 am

    At the Urban Rustic Cafe in a strip mall in this city located between Miami to the south and the Palm Beach retirement communities to the north, the line for a table stretches out the door and into the parking lot.

    Inside the kosher establishment, the volume is loud. An elderly...

  • Domain name .kosher gets closer

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 29, 2014 | 1:55 pm

    Earlier this month, the world got one step closer to the day when Web sites can end not just with .com, .net or .org — but with the suffix .kosher as well.

    After a fierce and expensive dispute that pitted one major kosher certification company against five of its biggest rivals,...

  • OK-Kosher wins right to “dot-kosher” domain over competitors’ objection

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 23, 2014 | 9:01 pm

    Last week, the world got one step closer to the day when web sites can end not just with .com, .net, or .org -- but with the suffix “.kosher” as well.

    After a fierce and expensive dispute that pitted one major kosher certification company against five of its biggest rivals, the...

  • New kosher oversight board established

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 22, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    A group of local Orthodox rabbis has begun regularly inspecting the businesses in Los Angeles certified as kosher by the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC). The new volunteer board, the Kashrut Vaad of LA (KVLA), consists of five local Orthodox rabbis not affiliated with the...

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