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  • EU & European Nationalistic Antisemitism

    04/03/2020 9:13:44 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 4 replies
    Dispensational Publishing House ^ | 4/3/20 | Mark Musser
    It has been well documented for quite some time now with the rise of Islamic populations in Europe that the EU has succumbed to increasing antisemitism. By making the Muslims, who are perhaps among the most unassimilated people groups in the world, the posterchild for politically correct multiculturalism, this is hardly surprising ....
  • New Jersey officials demand resignation of school board member after she called victims of the kosher market shooting 'brutes of the Jewish community' and accused them of blackmailing black homeowners

    12/18/2019 3:46:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    AP ^ | December 18, 2019 | Staff
    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined Jersey City's mayor Tuesday in calling for a school board member to quit over comments she made about the shooting at a kosher market, referring to Jews as 'brutes' and questioning whether the shooters had a point to make in attacking Jews. Murphy, a Democrat, tweeted hours after Jersey City Democratic Mayor Steven Fulop said that Board of Education member Joan Terrell Paige's comments on the social media platform from the weekend 'has no place in our schools.' 'My opinion is she should resign,' Fulop said in his Tuesday tweet. 'That type of language...
  • Temple Glass Discovered?!

    07/25/2019 12:55:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    Simcha TV ^ | June 19, 2013 | Simcha Jacobovici
    Not many people realize this but the biggest slab of raw glass from the ancient world was discovered in northern Israel in "Beit She'arim", in the Galilee, in 1956. The rectangular glass slab is 11?.5?.5 feet, weighing 9 tons. Beit She'arim is a cemetery where the editor of the Mishna (the first "layer" of the Talmud), Rabbi Judah the Prince/Yehudah haNasi (135 to 217 CE) is buried. Most people visiting this cemetery are not aware that the chunk of glass is there, looking somewhat opaque on the floor of the cave that serves as the visitors' center... Again, no one...
  • 3 shot near kosher restaurant in Florida

    05/12/2019 12:32:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/19
    Three people have been shot in what appears to be a road-rage incident at the Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles, Florida Sunday afternoon. The incident was not far from a kosher restaurant. Sources said two suspects were in custody and police were searching for...
  • Halal and Kosher slaughter methods to be banned in Belgium

    12/31/2018 3:23:14 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 66 replies
    Belgium parliament unanimously vote to end Kosher and Halal slaughter methods to take effect beginning 1 January 2019 in the Flanders region and 1 August 2019 in Walloon. The new rules were voted in Wallonia in May and the Flanders region in June 2017 and stipulates that animals must be stunned before being killed. This is forbidden in Judaism and Islam for the preparation of kosher and halal meat. [snip] How kosher and halal meat are produced has been an area of contention with animal rights activists as both Judaism and Islam believe that they can only eat meat from...
  • Cookie Controversy: Hydrox Accuses Oreo of Retail Sabotage

    08/13/2018 11:54:32 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 74 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | August 13, 2018 | Jake Rossen
    Like Coke and Pepsi, Oreo and Hydrox have been engaged in a century-long retail product feud. Released in 1908, four years before the first Oreo rolled off the factory lines, Hydrox has long had to contend with the perception they’re the knock-off. Oreo became the preferred chocolate-and-cream cookie snack, with most citing Nabisco (and now Mondelēz) as having the marketing muscle to smother their smaller competitor. But according to a new Federal Trade Commission complaint filed by Hydrox, Oreo’s success isn’t strictly the result of deeper corporate pockets. Leaf Brands, the current owners of Hydrox, are alleging that Mondelēz is...
  • Austrian state mulls limiting kosher meat sale to registered Jews

    07/18/2018 5:30:12 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 53 replies
    A regional politician in Austria defended a plan to limit access to kosher meat, conditioning its sale on permits that would be individually issued to observant Jews. The Wiener Zeitung daily reported Tuesday about the draft decree in the state of Lower Austria, one of nine states that make up the federal Republic of Austria. Gottfried Waldhusl, the cabinet minister in the state government of Lower Austria who is in charge of animal welfare and several other portfolios, defended the plan as necessary from an animal welfare point of view. *** The Wiener Zeitung did not say whether the draft...
  • Bugging out: Indoor insect-free farm providing new foods to observant Jews

    07/14/2018 1:04:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NY1 ^ | July 13, 2018 | Michael Scotto
    The vegetables and fruits grown inside a Burlington, New Jersey greenhouse look completely ordinary. But Solomon Fried's crops are different. He goes to extreme lengths to make sure they are free of bugs. "You're always looking for insects, I would imagine? Yes, that's a 24-hour thing. They never sleep, so we have to be alert," Fried said. Fried is obsessed with bugs because his produce is sold in Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox community, and insects are not kosher. Jews who strictly observe religious dietary rules do not even want to eat them accidentally. "The problem is there are many insects that lodge...
  • The Worlds First Kosher Cheeseburger Is Here

    05/25/2018 2:44:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | May 22, 2018 | Shira Feder
    The trail-blazing Impossible Burger, the worlds only kosher cheeseburger, created sustainably, is now officially on the Orthodox Unions kosher database registry. The Impossible Burger entered development in 2011 and debuted in July 2016 at the fashionably erstwhile Chef David Changs Momofuku Nishi in Manhattan. Its since won a 2017 Tasty Award and a 2018 Fabi Award from the National Restaurant Association - and its the only plant-based burger to ever have done so. Getting kosher certification is an important milestone, said Impossible Foods CEO and Founder Dr. Patrick O. Brown. We want the Impossible Burger to be ubiquitous, and that...
  • 300 rabbis vow to 'wake EU from its dangerous slumber'

    03/14/2018 3:02:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 03/13/18 20:57 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    300 Rabbis, including the Chief Rabbi of Israel, vowed at a conference of the Rabbinical Center of Europe (RCE) to wake the EU from its dangerous slumber by engaging in a concerted campaign of outreach and awareness raising at EU and Member State level, said RCE Director Rabbi Menachem Margolin Tuesday. [] The two-day conference dealt with issues affecting Jewish Law, heard many more voices than usual saying that a line needed to be drawn, and that the EU needed to do much, much more to defend religious freedom across Europe. Rabbi Margolin said in a statement: Never before have...
  • Is The Tide Pod Challenge Kosher?

    01/23/2018 4:48:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Forward ^ | January 23, 2018 | Laura E. Adkins
    Q: Is the Tide Pod Challenge kosher? A: ... NO! There is an explicit biblical commandment against doing stupid s--t that endangers your health. Genesis 9:5 states, "But for your own life-blood I will require a reckoning: I will require it of every beast; of man, too, will I require a reckoning for human life, of every man for that of his fellow man," and the revered biblical commentator Rashi understood this verse to be a prohibition against suicide. According to the American Association of Poison Control, The laundry packet challenge is neither funny nor without serious health implications, said...
  • Kosher store near Paris hit by arson attack on anniversary of Jewish supermarket shooting

    01/09/2018 9:12:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 9 January 2018 13:09 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local (Ben McPartland)
    A suspected arson attack that burnt down a French kosher grocery store near Paris on Tuesday has revived anti-Semitism fears in France, three years to the day since a deadly assault on a Jewish supermarket by a jihadist gunman.A suspected arson attack on a French kosher grocery store has revived anti-Semitism fears. The incident took place in Crteil to the south east of Paris in Frances Val-de-Marne department. The fire at the store Promo & Destock in Mont-Mesly in Crteil was signaled to the authorities at around 5 am on Tuesday morning. One or more of the individuals involved in...
  • Are The Fried Locusts In My Taco Kosher?

    12/27/2017 1:45:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The Forward ^ | December 27, 2017 | Ilan Ben Zion
    The beady eyes in my taco glare back amid the citrus salsa and avocado, and peek out from behind a leaf of cilantro. The first bite is crunchy, and faintly nutty, like toasted corn if toasted corn came with six legs and a pair of wings. Before long Im popping individual fried locusts into my mouth like peanuts. But this isnt a street stall in Oaxaca, Mexico. Im in my Jerusalem apartment and my girlfriend is having a conniption over the pile of disembodied grasshopper legs Ive left on the chopping board in the kitchen. Over the phone, my...
  • President Commutes Sentence of Iowa Meatpacking Executive

    12/21/2017 6:08:11 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2017 | Mitch Smith
    President Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, whose Iowa meatpacking plant was the target of a huge immigration raid in 2008, and whose 27-year prison sentence angered many Orthodox Jews. Mr. Rubashkin made national headlines nine years ago after federal agents arrived by helicopter at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa, and detained nearly 400 undocumented immigrants, including several children, who were working there. Mr. Rubashkin was the companys chief executive, and the plant had been the largest kosher meatpacking operation in the country. He was later convicted of bank fraud in federal court.
  • Trump commutes sentence of Agriprocessors chief Sholom Rubashkin

    12/20/2017 5:59:02 PM PST · by familyop · 62 replies
    Fox News, Associated Press ^ | 2 Tevet, 5778 (12-20-17) | Associated Press
    It was the first time Trump has used the presidential power...Sholom Rubashkin, who ran...the country's largest kosher meat-processing company...Rubashkin's longtime attorney, Guy Cook, praised the decision, saying his client "has finally received justice." "The sentence previously imposed was unfair, unjust and essential a life sentence," he said via email. "President Trump has done what is right and just. The unrelenting efforts on Rubashkin's behalf have finally paid off."
  • Which Ice Cream Brand Is Big, Gay And Defiantly Kosher?

    06/07/2017 3:51:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    The Forward ^ | June 7, 2017 | Michelle Honig
    Kosher ice cream lovers have a lot to celebrate this Pride month, specifically in the form of a pint of Big Gay Ice Cream. Thats because when the ice cream truck-turned-brick-and-mortar shop decided to package its popular soft serve to be sold nationally, it sought and received kosher certification. The pints of soft-serve deliciousness, which debuted in March and are sold in grocery stores and online, are officially under the auspices of the kashrut division of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. Or, as it is colloquially known, the OU. While its understandable that an up-and-coming brand would...
  • Chuck Schumers Meatloaf Contains Pork. Is That News?

    02/12/2017 2:18:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Forward ^ | Liza Schoenfein | February 12, 2017
    On Wednesday, The New York Times ran a story in its food section about a new cookbook by New York Times writers Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer called A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes From Moms to Mario Batalis (Grand Central Life & Style). In it, the two discussed the books recipes and the people who contributed them chefs, politicians, friends and family. On Sunday, the Algemeiner, a publication with a large Orthodox readership, published a piece criticizing the Times for its coverage of the book in particular,...
  • FP calls for ban on ritual slaughter of animals [Austria]

    12/26/2016 10:53:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.at | 23 December 2016 09:26 CET+01:00
    Link: http://www.thelocal.at/20161223/calls-made-to-ban-ritual-slaughter-of-animals-in-austria
  • 'Back-door Shariah' has Americans eating halal meat

    08/14/2016 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 48 replies
    WND ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Anti-Shariah activist Pamela Gellers campaign to get halal meat labeled on American supermarket shelves has been sent down the memory hole by the federal government. Geller started a petition drive in November 2011 with the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety and Inspection Service seeking to have halal meat which is ritually slaughtered in the presence of an imam to make it suitable for Muslims to consume labeled as such. It was only fair, she said. Kosher meat, which is blessed by a rabbi before slaughter, is labeled on store shelves so why not halal meat? More than...
  • Alt. kashrut certificates reflect growing rejection of Rabbinate

    08/08/2016 10:11:55 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 20 replies
    YNet ^ | July 28, 2016 | Linda Gradstein
    When Yuval and Lin Djamchid decided to open a caf in Eden Hotel, their intimate, 24-room hotel in Jerusalem, they knew they wanted it to be kosher, but not to have the traditional supervision from the Jerusalem rabbinate. So they chose Private Supervision, a new movement led by Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz, an Orthodox rabbi who is also a city councilor from the Yerushalmim movement, which is trying to revitalize Jerusalem. Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter It was a matter of principle, Yuval Djamchid told The Media Line. We dont like the Rabbinate and what it represents. We have enough...