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  • Grilled Steak with Arugula and Parmigiano [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    January 24, 2014 | 9:00 am

    This dish requires little introduction except that it is super delicious and as long as he would buy the right few ingredients, EVEN A SHLAMAZEL could make it.

    Based on one of my favorite typical trattoria recipes in Rome, you will find that red meat, the spicy bite of raw...

  • 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...

  • Has the era of the kosher cheeseburger arrived?

    August 7, 2013 | 3:27 pm

    When the world’s first lab-grown burger was introduced and taste-tested on Monday, the event seemed full of promise for environmentalists, animal lovers and vegetarians.

    Another group that had good reason to be excited? Kosher consumers.

    The burger was created by harvesting...

  • State Dept.: Ritual slaughter ‘important’ to Jewish, Muslim observance

    July 17, 2013 | 4:03 pm

    The U.S. State Department regards ritual slaughter as an “important aspect” of Jewish and Muslim religious observance, a spokesman said when asked about Poland’s ban of the practice.

    The spokesman, responding to a question from JTA, emphasized that the Polish government should be...

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  • Doheny to reopen keeping RCC hechsher

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 19, 2013 | 4:57 pm

    Here’s a bit of good news for anyone looking for kosher steak to grill on the Fourth of July: Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat Market may reopen within weeks.

    Rabbi Yakov Vann, director of the Rabbinical Council of California’s (RCC) kosher services arm, said on June 18 that Doheny, a...

  • RCC still faces questions after sale of Doheny shop

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 10, 2013 | 10:29 am

    Ever since March 24, when the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) revoked Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat Market’s kosher certification, the nonprofit consortium of Orthodox rabbis has been trying to explain to kosher observant Jews in Los Angeles what went wrong, why they responded...

  • Kosher consumers reeling after Doheny scandal

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 28, 2013 | 11:31 pm

    [UPDATE, MARCH 29] The Rabbinical Council of California (RCC) responds to the Doheny Meats scandal.

    [MARCH 28] Trust lies at the center of the business of kosher food, and earlier this week, in what is certainly the biggest kosher scandal to hit Los Angeles in 20 years, the trust...

  • Epidemiology is Much Worse For You Than Red Meat

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    March 16, 2012 | 10:53 am

    “Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!”—Tommy Smothers

    I generally try to avoid writing about meaningless studies that should be ignored. First, there are a lot of them. Second, I don’t want to attract more attention to them than they already get...

  • 50,000 sign pro-Rubashkin petition to White House

    October 24, 2011 | 6:37 pm

    An online petition in support of jailed kosher meat executive Sholom Rubashkin garnered 10 times its anticipated goal of 5,000 signatures.

    The petition, which calls on President Obama to order an investigation into judicial misconduct in Rubashkin’s financial fraud trial, garnered...

  • Good meats

    By Rob Eshman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:14 pm

    Over the High Holy Days, I used meat that I bought through KOL Foods Los Angeles buying club.

    The Washington, D.C.-based company sells beef, chicken, turkey, lamb and duck that is raised on open pastures and killed according to the highest standards of humane slaughter and kashrut...

  • Agriprocessors’ Rubashkin denied new trial


    September 21, 2011 | 10:54 am

    Former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin was denied a new trial by a U.S. appeals court.
 The St. Louis Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 16 that Rubashkin did not prove in his bid for a new trial that the presiding judge in the original case, Linda Reade of the U.S. District...

  • European Parliament bill would require kosher meat labeling

    April 25, 2011 | 10:32 am

    A European Parliament committee has approved a bill that would require meat that was not stunned before slaughter to be labeled as such.

    The amendment to the new European Union food labeling bill passed the Environmental and Consumer Affairs Committee by a vote of 34 to 28. The...

  • Agriprocessors supervisor arrested in Israel

    April 14, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    A former supervisor of the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant in Iowa was arrested in Israel.

    Hosam Amara, 46, was indicted in 2009 on federal charges of fraud and immigration abuses. He is accused of some of the worst worker abuses at the now defunct plant in Postville,...

  • Trick or Trick

    By Julia Bendis

    January 28, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    Is it terrible that I am always tricking my kids into eating or doing something that they don’t want to do?  For example, for the first 8 years of my son’s life, he absolutely LOVED eating fish.  Not just fish, seafood of any kind, he even had calamari a few times.  How that...

  • Rubashkin family members fined $2 million

    December 19, 2010 | 8:50 pm

    Members of the Rubashkin family, who operated the now-defunct Agriprocessers kosher meatpacking plant, must pay a total of more than $2 million after defaulting on loans.

    A federal judge ordered Dec. 16 that Abraham Aaron Rubashkin and sons Sholom and Tzvi must pay the money to the...

  • New Zealand schechitah ban to go to court

    November 18, 2010 | 11:29 am

    The case against New Zealand’s ban on kosher animal slaughter will be heard in the High Court in Wellington later this month.

    New Zealand Jewish Council President Stephen Goodman said the case on Nov. 29 would be watched closely around the Jewish world.

    “We believe that this...

  • Rubashkin son arrested, Agriprocessors fined $10 million in kosher slaughterhouse probe

    October 30, 2008 | 8:47 pm

    POSTVILLE, IOWA (JTA) -- The former manager of Agriprocessors was arrested today on charges related to the hiring of illegal workers.

    Sholom Rubashkin, 49, was arrested by immigration officials and was due to appear in federal court later today.

    Documents filed with the court...
  • Agriprocessors names new CEO

    September 23, 2008 | 11:15 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA) -- Agriprocessors has named a New York attorney as its new chief executive officer.

    The hiring of Bernard Feldman of Long Island as the kosher meat producer's new chief executive keeps the company in the good graces of the Orthodox Union, which said last week it would...

  • Eating Bambi, Zell again, Bergson, broken heart

    August 14, 2008 | 1:45 am

    Agriprocessors

    I was relieved to learn that Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie of Chabad of Yorba Linda found that the working conditions and safety benefits at the Agriprocessors plant were "above par" ("Eating Bambi," Aug. 8).

    Has he done a comprehensive survey of meatpacking plants in the...
  • Eating Bambi (recipe included)

    By Rob Eshman

    August 6, 2008 | 12:23 am

    Most of the anti-Semitic mail I get these days doesn't concern Israel, Hollywood or even the threat of a nuclear war in the Middle East -- it's about meat.

    The largest supplier of kosher meat in America, Agriprocessors Inc., has been the subject of ongoing public investigation and...

  • Iowa Labor Commissioner prosecutes Agriprocessors on 57 counts

    August 5, 2008 | 7:09 pm

    The Iowa Labor Commissioner’s Office has sent dozens of alleged violations against Agriprocessors to the state attorney general for prosecution.

    In its months-long investigation, the labor commissioner’s office found 57 cases of alleged child labor violations by the nation’s largest...

  • Agriprocessors raid fallout continues: Jewish liberals plan rally in Postville

    By Ben Harris

    July 22, 2008 | 3:44 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)—An interfaith coalition is planning to demonstrate next week in Postville, Iowa, in support of justice for workers and comprehensive immigration reform.

    Spearheaded by Jewish Community Action, a Minnesota social justice group, the rally comes in response to...

  • After raid, kosher meat in short supply

    By Sue Fishkoff

    June 6, 2008 | 2:47 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA) -- Jacqueline Lankry doesn't know how she's going to fill her orders.

    Owner of her own kosher catering firm in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Lankry orders a box a week of meat and poultry from Agriprocessors, which runs the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouse, where...

  • Kosher slaughterhouse in Iowa dumps CEO

    By Ben Harris

    May 28, 2008 | 10:38 pm

    Mounting pressure from Jewish groups and members of Congress has led the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the United States to start searching for a new CEO less than two weeks after federal agents arrested nearly 400 of its employees in a massive immigration raid.

    Aaron Rubashkin,...

  • Meat meets lemon—brisket gone wild!

    By Holly Wiland

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    One day last month, my husband returned from Trader Joe's carrying a large slab of brisket.

    "I invited our neighbors for dinner," he announced, "and they're kosher." I can cook, but my only attempt at a nice bubbie-style brisket took two days and was a memorable disaster. I'm sure...

  • But Is It Kosher?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In September 2003, Whole Foods quietly removed one brand of kosher chicken from its shelves and replaced it with a different brand.

    The switch received little notice -- outside of a Jewish Journal article -- but it caught my eye. A representative for Whole Foods claimed the previous...

  • I Love You, Carnivore

    By Rabbi Jonathan Klein

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    This column is in response to last week's Torah Portion by Rabbi Zoë Klein, who confessed her secret enjoyment of meat, despite her family's predominantly vegetarian diet.

    To: My Not-So-Flesh-Eating Wife

    From: Her Closeted Carnivorous/Publicly Vegetarian Husband

    Worry not, my dear,...

  • A Letter

    By Rabbi Zoë Klein

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    To: My vegetarian husband

    From: His guilt-ridden wife, who keeps falling off the vegetable cart

    We are both rabbis. We've studied the same texts. We've turned the same verses over and over, examining them like gems under a magnifying glass, full of refractions of color and light. We...

  • Briefs

    By David Finnigan

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    PETA Apologizes for Shoah Comparison

    The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has apologized for its eyebrow-raising, 2-year-old "Holocaust on Your Plate" campaign, with PETA's leader stating, "it was never our goal to humiliate the victims" of the...

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