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  • Kit to check food for pork traces hits France

    1 week ago

    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...

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  • 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...

  • Learning kosher slaughter

    January 10, 2014 | 1:31 pm

    “The knife afterwards, what should it look like?” asks Rachel Marder, a first-year rabbinical student studying ritual kosher slaughter. 

    Her instructor, Gabriel Botnick, explains that after killing a chicken in accordance with Jewish law, the knife needn’t be perfectly smooth —...

  • Ruling returns kosher meals to Florida inmates

    December 17, 2013 | 10:32 am

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

    Judge Patricia Seitz of the U.S. District Court in Miami in a ruling issued earlier this month required the order be implemented by July 1, the Miami...

  • How to cook a perfect turkey

    By Elana Horwich

    November 21, 2013 | 11:42 am

    It took a lot of stress and hard work to come up with this hassle-free turkey. Don’t think I didn’t personally slave just because I say it’s the easiest ever. It wasn’t easy to get here. Cookbooks were scoured, recipes were sent from friends, gravies were made and thrown out, my...

  • Food trucks: Have kosher, will travel

    By Jared Sichel

    November 20, 2013 | 3:43 pm

    Finding space to move inside the tiny kitchen of The Kosher Palate food truck is tough, but that hasn’t stopped owner Michele Grant from using it to cook up plenty of creative meals for her menu.

    “Who doesn’t like tater tots?” asked Grant recently, as she showed off one of her...

  • Accused as sex-abuser, Mendel Tevel appears in L.A. court

    By Jared Sichel

    October 31, 2013 | 4:04 pm

    On Thursday afternoon, Oct. 31, Mendel Tevel appeared in a Los Angeles Superior Court for the first time since his arrest two days earlier by Beverly Hills police acting on a warrant issued by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office. Tevel, a rabbi and youth worker, is accused of...

  • Starbucks’ tea spin-off will be kosher, just waiting for ‘rabbi to bless it’

    October 31, 2013 | 3:58 pm

    Having conquered coffee, Starbucks is now moving into tea. The coffee giant’s newest venture, Teavana, launched with a tea bar on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he doesn’t expect the new venture to be as big as the coffeehouse chain (“tea...

  • Slingshot announces annual list of 50 most innovative organizations

    October 24, 2013 | 10:20 am

    Eighteen organizations made their debut on the annual Slingshot Guide of the 50 most innovative Jewish groups.

    The guide, which was launched in 2005 by a group of donors in their 20s and 30s,  evaluates North American Jewish organizations on “their innovative approach, the impact...

  • Jewish dreamers, schemers of the San Fernando Valley

    October 3, 2013 | 1:26 pm

    Have you ever been lost on Ventura Boulevard, a street that’s long on history? One night, I found myself west of the 405 Freeway, searching for the street on which to turn left to pick up my teenage son and realized I’d totally lost my bearings.

    Separated from the San Fernando...

  • Israeli Breakfast Buffet Parfait

    By Rob Eshman

    September 24, 2013 | 8:19 am

    The Israeli Breakfast Buffet Parfait is my attempt to recreate Israel in a glass.

    The normal breakfast in an Israeli hotel is an endless buffet of fresh vegetables, pickles, olives, salted fish, fresh cheeses, boiled eggs, fresh breads, olive oil and za'atar.  I was 12 when I...

  • After-school kosher kitchen nourishes body and soul

    By Jared Sichel

    September 18, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    It was Stephanie Levi’s first time with her two sons enjoying an early dinner at the new after-school kosher kitchen in Pico-Robertson. She plans on coming back for more. 

    “It’s really helpful to fit it into the routine after school,” said Levi, whose children go to school around...

  • Pro-Chicken Kapparot

    By Rob Eshman

    September 13, 2013 | 12:56 pm

    Every year some stalwart traditional Jews in LA observe the Yom Kippur custom of kapparot, and every year there are completely justifiable protests and public revulsion in response.

     

    This year is no different.  As the Jewish Journal documented, Orthodox Jews in the Pico...

  • A kosher kitchen compromise

    September 4, 2013 | 3:46 pm

    My boyfriend of four years and I finally decided to move in together. But there was one problem: What to do about the kitchen.

    Dov was raised in a Conservative Jewish household in Los Angeles where milk and meat never mixed. I grew up in a Reform home in New York where chicken...

  • Kosher mart reopens, remade

    August 28, 2013 | 2:45 pm

    The storefront on Pico Boulevard that for decades was known as Doheny Kosher Meat Market reopened on Aug. 20 under new ownership and new management and with a new name: Beverly Hills Kosher. 

    Doheny Kosher shut its doors amid scandal in late March, after the Rabbinical Council of...

  • ‘Breaking’ Kosher: Is Los Pollos Hermanos certified?

    August 20, 2013 | 9:57 am

    Jewish fans of “Breaking Bad,” fear not: There’s finally a Jewish angle to the show.

    The fry batter used at the fictional fried-chicken chain Los Pollos Hermanos — run by drug kingpin Gustavo Fring — apparently is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

    Except, as...

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