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  • CNN tries to convince viewers Kosher supermarket attack NOT anti-Semitic

    01/11/2015 5:06:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/11/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    During its coverage of the terror attack at the Paris Kosher supermarket on Friday night, CNN tried to convince its viewers that the attack was NOT anti-Semitic, and that it may have been aimed at Muslim shoppers who shop there as well. Let's go to the videotape.
  • Another gunman takes 'at least' five hostage in 'kosher' grocery in Paris - and police fear...

    01/09/2015 6:28:32 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 38 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 1/9/15 | Corey Charlton & Peter Allen
    Two people have been killed in a Kosher store in eastern Paris where a ‘heavily armed’ Islamic terrorist is currently holding hostages, police believe. Sources in the Paris force said the suspected murderer was Amedy Coulibay, 32, who is wearing body armour and brandishing two Kalashnikov automatic weapons. He is said to be working with a woman called Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, who is also said to be ‘armed and dangerous’. Shots rang out close to the Porte de Vincennes while the two brothers believed to be behind the murderous attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine were themselves hold up...
  • France’s Multiculturalist Agenda Makes Jews Pack Their Bags

    01/09/2015 6:11:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01-06-2014 | Ryan Girdusky
    Daily Caller France’s Multiculturalist Agenda Makes Jews Pack Their Bags 4:50 PM 01/06/2015 Ryan Girdusky Political Consultant As more French Jews face anti-Semitic attacks, many are leaving for Israel. Most of the attacks have come from Muslims, whether immigrants or French-born, many of whom have not assimilated into French society – if not rejecting French society entirely. Compounding the dangerous situation, France’s left-wing government refuses to acknowledge the scope of this crisis, apparently more afraid of losing Muslim votes they depend on than in defending France’s half-million Jews. Israel’s Ministry of Immigrant Absorption is expecting “Little Paris” neighborhoods to pop...
  • Paris Charlie Hebdo attack: live

    01/09/2015 5:41:35 AM PST · by wtd · 55 replies
    UK The Telegraph (live) ^ | 1:07PM GMT 09 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Marszal, and Barney Henderson
    Paris Charlie Hebdo attack: liveTerrorists take hostage 'and kill two people' as police surround 'war zone' industrial complex in Dammartin, while in Paris gunman takes hostages at Jewish kosher grocery - latest updates Suspects 'take hostage in industrial complex NE of Paris' • Reportedly tell negotiatiors: 'We want to die as martyrs' • Inside Charlie Hebdo attack: 'We all thought it was a joke' • Al-Qaeda plotting attack on Britain • Gunmen take hostage as police close in, in pictures • Said and Cherif Kouachi: the two brothers Latest 13.36 Boumeddiene is apparently the girlfriend of Coulibaly. 13.32 The...
  • Shots Fired at Kosher Restaurant in Paris

    12/25/2014 5:09:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 12/25/14 | Ben Ariel
    Just days after fire was opened at a synagogue in Paris, a kosher restaurant in the same city was attacked in a similar manner. According to the French-language JSSNews, an air gun was fired towards the Al Haeche kosher restaurant in the 19th district of the French capital. The attack took place overnight Tuesday, and the owner of the restaurant discovered a bullet hole in his window on Wednesday morning, around 7:00 a.m. The damage was minimal and there were no injuries, noted JSSNews, adding that the same type of gun was used in attack earlier this week on the...
  • South African BDS Activists Target Woolworths Kosher Food Section With Severed Pigs Head

    10/24/2014 9:46:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 24, 2014 11:45 AM | Ben Cohen
    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel took another step into open antisemitism today when student activists in South Africa placed the severed head of a pig in the kosher meat section of a Woolworths store in Cape Town. The shocking gesture was aimed, the perpetrators said, at preventing “people who will not eat pork to pretend that they are eating clean meat, when it is sold by hands dripping with the blood of Palestinian children.” Jewish leaders were quick to condemn the act, organized by the Congress of South African Students (COSAS,) a body affiliated with the...
  • Somali Group Pushes For Non-Pork Food Shelf (MN)

    09/15/2014 6:00:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 95 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 9/15/14 | Reg Chapman
    Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger. But many in the Somali-American community say finding a food shelf that caters to their religious dietary restrictions is almost impossible. “Some food shelves are trying to meet the need, but some of them already got canned beans that have already been mixed with pork — and there is a literacy issue here,” said community activist Fartun Weli. A group of first-generation Somali Americans says they need help in developing a food shelf that specializes in healthy foods that do not contain pork or pork byproducts....
  • London Store Removes Kosher Food to 'Support Gaza'

    08/18/2014 6:03:02 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-18-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    A British supermarket chain is at the center of an anti-Semitism row, after a Jewish shopper found that the Kosher section had been completely removed, and was told by the store manager that Kosher food has been taken down because "We support Gaza." Anti-Israel demonstrators had picketed the branch of Sainsbury's in Holborn, central London, part o fa pattern of aggressive calls to boycott Jewish-made Israeli goods - calls that often spilled over into violence. In one incident Saturday, anti-Israel activists trashed a Tesco store in Hodge Hill while waving Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flags, throwing produce on the ground...
  • Pizza Express reveals halal meat used in all chicken dishes (UK pizza chain)

    05/07/2014 2:41:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:17AM BST 07 May 2014 | Padraic Flanagan
    Pizza Express is serving ritually-slaughtered halal chicken in every dish on its menu that uses the meat, it has emerged, but customers are only told that the chicken they are eating is killed in line with strict Islamic law if they ask staff, as it is not stated on menus. Under Islamic law, chicken can only be eaten if the bird’s throat has been slit while it is still alive. A Koranic verse is also recited during the ritual. Some non-Muslims object to halal because they claim the method of slaughter can cause unnecessary suffering. …
  • Law Aims to Boost Halal, Kosher Food for Poor

    04/28/2014 4:43:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 26, 2014 | Jeff Karoub
    For the first time, the federal government is required to purchase and provide food banks emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a population whose survival could otherwise be at odds with strictures of faith. The void was first revealed in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which wreaked havoc on the East Coast in the fall of 2012 and led to food shortages for those most in need. A Jewish philanthropic organization in New York alerted lawmakers to the rising numbers of people coming to its food banks and often finding shelves devoid of kosher offerings.
  • DOJ: Free Exercise Clause Does Not Protect Kosher Meat Companies

    03/28/2014 1:07:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 27, 2014 - 6:43 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)—which Congress enacted to guide the Executive Branch and courts in defending that right—would not directly protect kosher or halal meat-processing corporations from a hypothetical federal rule that by generally banning certain meat-processing practices effectively banned kosher and halal meat processing by incorporated businesses. Verrilli told the court that the customers of a kosher or halal meat-processing company—not the company itself—would have cause to sue in such a situation. …
  • Deputy British PM Opposes Kosher Slaughter Ban

    03/08/2014 11:20:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 3/9/2014, 5:10 AM | Elad Benari
    Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said on the weekend he disagreed with the call of the incoming president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), John Blackwell, to ban shechita (Jewish ritual slaughter) and Islamic halal slaughter. Clegg said, according to the BBC, that stopping this type of slaughter would “remove the right of Jewish communities in this country, Muslim communities in this country, to stick to their religious beliefs about how they prepare food and how animals are slaughtered.” The Jewish Chronicle quoted Clegg as having said that “no government of which I’m part” would ban shechita. …
  • Something's Not Kosher in the State of Denmark

    02/23/2014 1:30:16 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 2/21/2014 | Edmon J Rodman
    Denmark has a not-so-kosher beef with Jewish tradition. In February, Denmark's Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jorgensen approved a new regulation which stipulates that the slaughter of animals cannot be undertaken without first stunning them. Since for meat to be kosher many authorities agree that the animal must be conscious, the move essentially blocks kosher as well as halal slaughter in the Scandinavian country. "This is a serious blow to the Jewish faith and the Jews in Denmark," said Israel's Chief Rabbi, David Lau. In other European Union countries, exemptions for religious reasons have been given for kosher slaughter. However,...
  • Kosher vs Halal

    01/15/2014 3:52:17 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Tom O'Halloran.com ^ | 1/15/14 | Veronica Coffin
    Kosher – requires the animal be slaughtered quickly and humanely, strictly forbidding cruel slow methods like strangulation. Halal – requires the animal be bled out in agony while sick people who get off watching that kind of thing have a “festival.” Kosher – requires the blood be drained cleanly from the *carcass* of the humanely killed animal, removing toxins released from cells into the bloodstream at the moment of death from the meat. Halal –leaves the meat *filled* with toxins released at the moment of death because the blood is removed while the animal is dying and therefore is not...
  • Genetic study proves Israel's wild boars originated in Europe

    11/10/2013 7:44:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | Nov 04, 2013 | Tel Aviv University
    Wild boars look more or less the same in Israel as they do anywhere else: stalky and hairy with big heads, long snouts, and beady eyes. So scientists had no reason to suspect Israeli wild boars were any different than their brothers and sisters roaming the Middle East, from Egypt to Iran... unlike the Near Eastern wild boars in surrounding countries, Israel's wild boars originated in Europe. After a genetic and archaeological analysis, the researchers suggest the wild boars living in Israel are descendants of domesticated pigs brought to Israel starting almost 3,000 years ago by the Philistines and other...
  • Polish parliament shuns religious animal slaughter (kosher and halal)

    07/12/2013 10:00:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2013 8:53 AM EDT
    Polish parliament’s lower house has voted to reject a government plan to reinstate the religious slaughter of animals. … Until January, Poland was making good business exporting kosher and halal meat to Israel and Muslim countries, but religious slaughter was banned under pressure from animals’ rights groups, which say it causes unnecessary suffering because the livestock aren’t stunned before being killed. …
  • Just in Time for Passover: Kosher Cigarettes

    03/26/2013 7:26:54 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/26/2013 | By Rob Quinn
    It's Passover and for the first time, Israeli smokers can puff away on rabbi-approved cigarettes, the AP reports. The group that certifies foods and other items as kosher for the week-long holiday approved three brands of cigarettes after determining that their ingredients had not come into contact with grains or other forbidden items. Israel's chief rabbinate, however, criticized the move and said rabbis should not be giving smokes the seal of approval. "Poison is not kosher. For all days of the year, not just Passover," a spokesman said.
  • No Bread For Obama: Presidential Fare To Be Kosher For Pesach

    03/11/2013 9:55:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Matzav.com ^ | 3/11/13 | staff
    The entire King David Hotel, where President Barack Obama be staying with an entourage that will fill all 233 rooms from Wednesday, March 20, to Friday, March 22, will be made kosher for Pesach ahead of his visit. The King David will roll out the carpet, but hold the rolls. With the hotel in a security lockdown, all the food necessary for the trip and the prosperous Pesach crowd to follow is being stored in containers out back. When PresidentObama said yes to a long-overdue visit next week, his first since becoming president in 2008, it’s not clear that he...
  • Guess What: Michelle Obama’s Lunch Program Isn’t Kosher for Some Jewish Schools

    03/05/2013 11:20:00 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/4/13 | Sharona Schwartz
    Critics of federal school lunch regulations say they waste food and money, that they infringe on an individual’s choice to eat whatever he or she wants, and that they’re not filling enough. Some students are even boycotting cafeteria food. Now, ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools are finding it difficult to abide by the newly implemented federal school lunch guidelines, providing another example that this one-size-fits-all policy doesn’t “fit all.” That’s because the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act for which First Lady Michelle Obama vigorously advocated requires the serving of certain foods that some might consider non-kosher. Ultra-Orthodox community leaders are now appealing to...
  • My strictly kosher experience at Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day (A Chicago Jew joins appreciation day)

    08/02/2012 7:10:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/02/2012 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Although I am a native Chicagoan who has lived in the city for many years apparently I am not a good citizen according to our mayor, Rahm Emanuel (D). By his description, I lack Chicago values. Guilty! I am so respectful of my fellow neighbors and other residents that I have never murdered any of them nor have I bribed any city, county or state employee, all standard behavior and practices in our city. I also believe in the US Constitution, including the sections guaranteeing the free exercise of religion and freedom of speech which, according to the mayor and...
  • Orthodox Jews Angered by Obama Nominee

    05/14/2012 8:11:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    BBreitbart ^ | 5/14/12 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    A former U.S. Attorney appointed by President Obama who previously came under scrutiny by the Jewish Orthodox community may soon be confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a federal judgeship, after she received a majority vote from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Stephanie Rose, 39, was recently nominated for a lifetime appointment by President Obama in the Southern District of Iowa. Rose’s appointment is controversial within the Orthodox Jewish community because of her previous involvement in the prosecution of Sholom Rubashkin, the former CEO of a now-bankrupt, Iowa-based Kosher meatpacking company that was accused of employing hundreds of illegal immigrants and...
  • Kosher Food Being Served at White House is 'Insulting'? ... MJ Rosenberg, a leftist who was

    04/11/2012 2:19:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 4/12/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    MJ Rosenberg, the radical leftist who was recently ousted from his position at Media Matters for America, is now writing a blog where he continues to propagate his anti-Israel and anti-Jewish views. He wrote on Monday that the most “ridiculous (and insulting) White House pander came at Hanukah” when kosher food was served at a high-profile event. He references a New York Times article, which describes “A Lubavitch SWAT team” expunging the kitchen of all traces of non-kosher food, and proclaims that such actions are merely attempts at appeasing Jewish voters, while treating them as if they “just arrived from...
  • Is Farming Brain-Dead Chickens More Ethical? (Matrix-style Chicken Factories)

    02/25/2012 12:37:19 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies
    DVICE ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Evan Ackerman
    Is farming brain-dead chickens more ethical? Architecture Student André Ford is proposing raising chickens for meat in vertical racks after severing their frontal cortexes, rendering them effectively brain-dead. It would be much, much more efficient, there's no doubt about that, but would it be any more ethical than current factory farms? The images of the conceptual chicken racks are fairly disturbing- the chickens are suspended, completely immobile, with their feet removed. Tubes feed water and nutrients directly into the them while other tubes carry away waste. The chickens themselves, though, aren't suffering at all, since their brains have been surgically...
  • After 123 Years, Manischewitz Creates Kosher Food for Gentiles

    12/31/2011 7:07:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2011 | ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN
    IN recent years, Jews who keep kosher rejoiced when popular foods that had been off-limits gained kosher certification, from Oreo cookies in 1997 to the Tootsie Roll in 2009. According to Mintel, the market research firm, the growth in sales of kosher products — up 41 percent from 2003 to 2010 and projected to grow an additional 23 percent by 2013 — owes less to the popularity of keeping kosher or to new products than to existing products becoming certified. Now, as mainstream brands increasingly pitch to kosher consumers, Manischewitz, the 123-year-old kosher brand, is doing the opposite: creating kosher...
  • Butterball Turkeys are Halal (No, not kidding)

    11/20/2011 12:08:37 PM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 84 replies · 1+ views
    butterball ^ | N/A | butterball website
    ATTENTION: BUTTERBALL TURKEYS ARE HALAL: November 14, 2011 Thanks for contacting Butterball. Our whole turkeys are certified halal. However, if you would like to know about any other Butterball products, please email us back as to which products you are interested in using and we can get that information for you. Again, thanks for your interest in Butterball. We hope you find this information helpful. Sincerely, Wendy Howze Consumer Response Representative http://mwtrainlayout.com/joesweblog/?p=4401
  • Halal and Kosher hit by Dutch ban

    11/06/2011 8:55:04 AM PST · by Cardhu · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | November 6th 2011 | Anna Holligan
    Next month the Dutch parliament is expected to approve a ban on halal and kosher methods of slaughtering animals for food. Those who proposed the ban say it is simply an issue of animal welfare, but it received strong support from the right-wing Freedom Party. Many see it as a violation of their religious freedom, and among the Jewish community it is a worrying echo of a similar ban brought in by Hitler. Video at link
  • Kosher BBQ competition is a hit among Jews—and some Muslims, too

    09/20/2011 7:17:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 45 replies
    JTA ^ | September 20, 2011 | Martin Rosenberg
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (JTA) -- If there’s anything that can bring the Jews of Tennessee together, it would be barbecue. This past weekend, the 23rd annual Kosher BBQ Contest and Festival drew thousands of Jews from Tennessee and around the country. It attracted a group of Muslims, too. Turns out they're not bad at cooking kosher brisket: The Memphis Islamic Center’s team, the "Halal Smokers," won a third-place award for their brisket entry. The commingling of Jews and Muslims among tables heaped with baked beans, hamburgers and ribs provided a counterpoint to anti-Muslim protests in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and death threats aimed...
  • Four-legged chicken faces uncertain future in the Holy City

    07/01/2011 7:58:56 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/0/2011 | Brian Gillie
    A four-legged chicken had Jerusalem Rabbi’s calling foul on Tuesday, over its kosher status as it awaits an unknown fate. The chicken was born in a Jerusalem slaughterhouse located in the extremely orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim. Just prior to the animal being put on the “chopping block”, rabbi’s began questioning whether the animal could be considered kosher, reports NTN24.“I’ve seen this twice, four is a little strange,” said Yoel Kroish, owner of the slaughterhouse. When asked about the birds fate, Kroish offered up this response: “I don’t know, for now we will give it to the rabbi’s to check...
  • No kosher food to be found at J Street conference.

    02/28/2011 11:25:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The J Street national conference in Washington, D.C. has emphasized that they are pro-Israeli. Yet they didn’t say anything about being pro-Jewish. This morning Jikileaks reports that the J Street organizers at the Washington Convention Center are not offering Kosher food at its Jewish conclave with more than 2,000 participants. J Street boasts that hundreds of their attendees are rabbis. The Jikileaks person on the ground at the J Street extravaganza explained his dilemma: “I arrived at the sandwich cart and requested the kosher option. I got a blank stare in return, and when I asked the manager she told...
  • Fury of Jewish passengers at pork-only menu on easyJet flight

    02/23/2011 12:30:13 PM PST · by speciallybland · 83 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 02/23/2011
    Menu on new flight out of Tel Aviv branded 'insensitive' EasyJet has been branded 'insensitive' by Jewish customers who were served bacon sandwiches on a flight from Israel. Airline staff for the budget airline were forced to apologise on the route to London when passengers of the Jewish faith were offered only ham melts and bacon baguettes. The airline claims to take pride in its inclusion of kosher food on the journey which was was introduced only in November.
  • The religious excuse for barbarity

    11/19/2010 3:54:37 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 2 replies
    Independent | 11/19/2010 | Johann Hari
    Cannot post article due to copyright claims by source, but article is here: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-the-religious-excuse-for-barbarity-2137927.html
  • Justice Denied: Rubashkin’s Sentence Is Wholly Inappropriate (...)

    08/22/2010 9:46:10 AM PDT · by Sarah · 22 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | August 16, 2010 | Robert Steinbuch and Brett Tolman
    Sholom Rubashkin was the vice president of America's largest kosher meat plant, Agriprocessors, ­located in Iowa. Rubashkin provided kosher meat to Jews throughout much of the country seeking to comply with biblical dietary rules. In 2008, after Rubashkin contacted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and offered to cooperate, several hundred federal agents raided Agriprocessors. During the raid, 389 illegal aliens were arrested. Rubashkin was later charged with one violation of immigration law. On the day following Rubashkin's release on bail, federal prosecutors Matt Dummermuth and Peter Deegan Jr. yet again had him arrested. This time, they asserted various financial...
  • UK: 52 Schools go Halal Only

    08/07/2010 10:43:22 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 46 replies
    Logans Warning ^ | August 7Th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    While many of us are fighting on a daily basis to keep Islam from taking over, there are plenty of non-Muslims that are just handing over the West to Islam. Do these people even consider what life will be like for their families future generations, under Islamic rule? They need to stop and think… Parents’ outrage over halal-only school dinners planned for primary schools By LAURA CLARK 6th August 2010
  • France: Kosher Stores Vandalized

    08/03/2010 9:58:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 19+ views
    inn ^ | 8/3/10 | Elad Benari
    The Union of Jewish Students in France (UEJF) announced on Sunday that Swastikas had been discovered last Thursday on the frontages and windows of a dozen kosher stores in Paris. A police source in Paris said that four Nazi swastikas were traced with a black marker on two shops, as well as on the wall of a Jewish school and on a nearby building of the Boulevard Voltaire (which is located in Paris’ 11th district). UEJF described the incident as “a new demonstration of anti-Semitic hatred.”
  • Shechita Banned in New Zealand (kosher slaughter)

    05/30/2010 12:08:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 784+ views
    inn ^ | 5/30/10 | staff
    Regulations that came into effect in New Zealand over the weekend forbid kosher ritual slaughter (shechita). According to the new regulations, animals must now be unconscious before being slaughtered, invalidating them for kosher slaughter.
  • Obama, Elie Wiesel share 'good kosher lunch'

    05/04/2010 1:41:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 380+ views
    ms DNC ^ | 5/4/10 | ap
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and fellow Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel discussed the need for a renewed Middle East peace process Tuesday during a private lunch at the White House. Speaking to reporters afterwards, Wiesel said the meeting was a "good kosher lunch" between friends. But he said the conversation did turn serious, as the two Nobel Peace Prize winners discussed the administration's attempts to break the deadlock in the Israel-Palestinian peace talks.
  • Does a kosher butcher’s fraud mandate a life sentence?

    04/21/2010 5:40:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 74 replies · 1,308+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4-21-10 | SHMULEY BOTEACH
    Yes, we Jews unfortunately have our criminals. Yes, we Orthodox Jews unfortunately have our felons. We’re human, too. At middle age I have come to accept my limitations. Although I like to have an opinion on almost everything, I am conscious of the fact that I am not a legal scholar and do not understand all the complexities of the criminal case against Sholom Rubashkin, former CEO of America’s largest kosher meat plant, Agriprocessors of Postville, Iowa. But I am not a stupid man either. And I and a heck of a lot of other fairly intelligent and educated people...
  • More People Choosing Kosher for Health

    04/13/2010 4:51:01 PM PDT · by goods · 37 replies · 730+ views
    NYT ^ | 4/13/2010 | By KAREN BARROW
    A growing number of supermarket shoppers are going kosher — not for religious reasons, but because they are convinced the foods are safer and better for health. the strict rules for producing and certifying kosher food products may result in closer scrutiny of food safety issues. For instance, independent organizations such as the Orthodox Union are paid by food companies to send trained personnel to factories to ensure that all of the restrictions of kosher laws are met. The extra monitoring typically means that kosher products are produced more slowly than other foods. In general, kosher food has to be...
  • Kosher Caper! Is Your Matzah Really Safe for Passover?

    03/29/2010 9:33:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 231+ views
    CBS ^ | March 29, 2010 | Edecio Martinez
    Is your matzah kosher for Passover? Israel's Chief Rabbinate is warning Israeli citizens to be on the lookout for pirate matzah. Just a week before the start of the holiday of Passover, Israeli police raided a warehouse containing a 7-ton stockpile of matzah with fake kosher certificates. Matzah is flat, unleavened bread Jews eat during the weeklong holiday instead of regular bread. Israel's Chief Rabbinate published photos Wednesday of the matzah packages, warning shoppers not to buy them. The rabbinate suspects that non-kosher flour was used to make the matzah. "I can't believe that someone would do something like that,"...
  • A Mission To Save Real Jewish Delis, A Dying Breed

    10/15/2009 9:40:55 AM PDT · by BGHater · 28 replies · 1,536+ views
    NPR ^ | 14 Oct 2009 | Greg Miller
    The other day, deep in Rego Park, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, Stanley Moscowitz and Walter Israel sat down at a Formica table for lunch at Ben's Best Kosher Deli on Queens Boulevard. Moscowitz, who's 53 and grew up in nearby Forest Hills, ordered first: matzo ball, tip of the tongue, roast beef, rye, Russian, onions and Dr. Brown's diet cherry drink. Israel ordered pastrami on rye bread. His son Jason ordered pastrami on white. In his defense, Jason did not ask for mayonnaise, but the combination of pastrami and white bread enjoys a certain...
  • At Jewish Delis, Times Are as Lean as Good Corned Beef

    10/07/2009 7:32:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies · 2,195+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 7, 2009 | Joan Nathan
    HOBBY’S DELICATESSEN & RESTAURANT in downtown Newark may have lost much of its more traditional clientele over the years, but it has held on to tradition. The corned beef and the tongue are cured for 14 days in stainless steel bins in the basement. The salamis hanging on the wall look as if they’ve been drying there, their flavor intensifying, since the Brummer family bought the place in 1962. Samuel Brummer and his sons, Michael and Marc, even make their own matzo ball soup and potato pancakes. But in Newark, as in so many cities, holding on has been tough...
  • Kosher Google Makes Debut as Koogle

    06/15/2009 3:38:50 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 7 replies · 614+ views
    Israel National News ^ | June 15, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Koogle is the name of a new Hebrew-language Internet search engine that allows surfing without getting drowned in sexually explicit and other offensive material. The brainchild of Yossi Altman, Koogle is a pun on the Jewish noodle pudding known as “kugel.” The new search engine maybe a boon to the hareidi religious community, whose rabbis often ban the use of the Internet because of the accessibility to pornography.
  • Even After EU Vote, European Shechita (Kosher Meat Slaughtering) Still in Danger.

    05/08/2009 4:13:12 PM PDT · by jonatron · 13 replies · 476+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | May 9, 2009 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Despite the EU Parliament's vote Wednesday to legalize “shechita,” the Jewish method of humane animal slaughter is still very much in danger. It was reported on Thursday that the European Jewish Community “hailed” the European Parliament’s vote to legalize the traditional Jewish method of slaughter into European law. However, it was later clarified that in fact, the Parliament only has consultative status in this case, and that the European Union’s Council of Agricultural Ministers will have the final say when it convenes next month. SNIP... The anti-shechita campaign has been viewed as anti-Semitic by many Jews in Europe. When...
  • EU Legalizes Kosher Slaughter, Pro-Animal Groups Want Ban

    05/07/2009 5:51:40 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 4 replies · 424+ views
    Israel National News ^ | May 7, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The European Union Parliament on Wednesday voted to legalize kosher slaughtering, which has been outlawed by six countries -- but a critical vote next month will determine if EU countries can effectively get around the approval by demanding pre-stunning, which violates Jewish dietary laws. The European Jewish Congress and conference of European Jewish Rabbis lobbied heavily for the bill and defeated efforts by animal rights groups to ban kosher slaughtering, which demands swift death to the animal by use of a sharp knife at the throat.
  • Kosher-for-Passover Tequila to Help Jews Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

    03/30/2009 5:19:56 PM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 1,118+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3-30-09 | Malkah Fleisher
    (IsraelNN.com) A new tequila is being introduced to the U.S. market for all those who want to celebrate the Mexican holiday Cinco De Mayo with a high-end kosher-for-Passover drink in hand. Martin Silver, owner of Long Island-based Star Industries, says Mexican-made Agave 99 is being unveiled right in time for both the anniversary of Mexico's defeat of France in 1862, as well as the holiday celebrating the redemption of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt in 1440 BCE – Passover. Though a product launch featuring Yiddish and Spanish renditions of Mexican songs is set for early May, Agave 99...
  • NY company to launch Mexican-made kosher tequila

    03/28/2009 10:14:34 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 2,445+ views
    philly/news/ ^ | Mar. 27, 2009
    NEW YORK - A New York businessman is launching a new kosher tequila in time for Cinco de Mayo. Martin Silver says Agave 99 will be on the market in time for the holiday that celebrates Mexico's defeat of French forces on May 5, 1862. Silver, president of Long Island-based Star Industries, says he wants to satisfy the craze for high-end tequila with one that observant Jews can drink.
  • Non-Kosher Hot Dog Incites Rage At Jewish Eatery

    03/23/2009 7:26:03 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 55 replies · 1,714+ views
    WCBS TV ^ | Mar 23, 2009 | Christine Sloan
    It was an all-out frankfurter frenzy this week at a popular Jewish restaurant in Brooklyn, as a certain hot dog caused a near-riot. It's not what you would expect: a worker in a NYC eatery caught on tape fending off a group of Jewish patrons with an electric knife. "I was petrified – stuff was going through my mind," a patron who didn't want his name used said. "I want to live. I don't want to get stabbed for a hot dog." The long-time patron says the chaos broke out when he and a rabbi noticed the frankfurters on the...
  • Kosher-for-Passover Coke and Pepsi Are Back! (Made with real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup.)

    03/05/2009 10:53:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,729+ views
    Serious Eats ^ | April 18, 2008 | Erin Zimmer
    L'Chaim! Stock Up Now! Photograph courtesy of mhaithaca While bread gets cracker-ified during Passover, chosen bottles of soda get stripped of their high-fructose corn syrup and are sweetened instead with the real deal. No need to hunt for imported Mexican colas or hitch a ride south of the border for the cane sugar cola that tastes so great. That's right: Passover Coke is here! (Or Passover Pepsi, if you're on that side of the Cola War.) Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi make a real-sugar version around this time of year, and you can find it by looking for yellow caps on...
  • Customers stew as kosher meat gets scarce

    12/01/2008 1:47:03 PM PST · by yorkie · 29 replies · 718+ views
    The collapse of the nation's largest kosher meatpacking company has caused a shortage of meat that comply with stringent Jewish food laws. Agriprocessors has struggled since a May immigration raid at its Postville, Iowa, slaughterhouse. Nearly 400 workers were arrested. Customers say it stopped shipping beef about three weeks ago and chicken in the last week. Since there are only a handful of processors nationwide who slaughter animals according to Jewish law and under rabbinical supervision, the shutdown has cut the kosher meat supply to the bone.
  • Iowa Town Teeters On Edge Of Ruin

    11/24/2008 8:29:31 AM PST · by george76 · 64 replies · 2,468+ views
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 23, 2008 | Seth Doane
    For months, CBS News has been following the deepening troubles of tiny Postville, Iowa, population 2,200. Now the shutdown of the town's main employer following a federal immigration raid has Postville at the point of desperation... Postville, Iowa was just decorated with holiday cheer. But looks can be deceiving. "In the last few weeks - it's really gone downhill dramatically," says Mayor Bob Penrod. With empty streets - and shuttered shops - this small town is facing economic calamity. Penrod is taking steps this weekend to declare a state of emergency here - but not a natural disaster - rather...