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Passover story goes digital

Passover story goes digital

In the long-standing practice of adding to the Exodus tale, the Internet is changing the way some families will be relating the story of Jews’ escape from slavery at Seder celebrations Monday. Thousands of years after Moses led his people out of Egypt, the Passover story is going digital. At Monday’s Seder meal, dozens of […]

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New York – OK Rabbi: Cocoa Powder Is Kosher For Pesach

New York - OK Rabbi: Cocoa Powder Is Kosher For Pesach

New York – Concern that cocoa powder from China is unfit for use on Pesach have proven to be nothing more than unsubstantiated rumors. In an interview with VIN News, Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, head of OK Kosher Certification, said that even after countless hours on the phone, he still does not even know exactly […]

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Hurva Synagogue Reopens In Old City

Hurva Synagogue Reopens In Old City

An “invitation only” ceremony in the Old City of Jerusalem Monday celebrated the restoration of the Hurva synagogue, which was destroyed by the Jordanians in the War of Independence in 1948. Palestinian leaders had called on Israeli Arabs to flock to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount to protect it, distributing pamphlets claiming that the rededication […]

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UK tabloid: Israel ‘forged thousands of IDs’

UK tabloid: Israel 'forged thousands of IDs'

MI6 suspects that airline staff working for Mossad may have copied passports of Britons flying to Israel, News of the World reports, adding authorities also concerned about security searches carried out on British officials attending terrorism conference in country last September. The British secret intelligence service (MI6) suspects that airline staff working for the Israeli […]

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Jewish faith keeps them ‘solid’ while incarcerated

Jewish faith keeps them 'solid’ while incarcerated

LAKE CITY — The hardened men drifted through a misty rain into a small room, where they exchanged a common pleasantry. “Boker tov.” The Hebrew phrase for ‘good morning’ — pronounced boh-kehr tohv  — is not something the killers, drug dealers and thieves commonly use around the tough cell blocks of Columbia Correctional Institution. Read […]

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Wedding Kiddush Cup – A Kiddush Cup for a Very Special Day

Wedding Kiddush Cup

Kiddush cups are a very important piece of the Jewish religion.  They are used to honor the mitzvah and the reciting of the Kiddush is important in every Jewish home.  But a day like a wedding deserves a remarkable wedding Kiddush cup, not just your ordinary one that you use at home.  It’s important to […]

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Silver Kiddush Cup – The Highest Quality

Silver Kiddush cup

No matter what type of Kiddush cup you are looking for, there are different features to begin your search, though.  Before when we were talking about wedding Kiddush cups, we touched on silver only briefly as well as other things like pewter and personalization.  It’s important to know what you should be looking for if […]

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Nambe Kiddush Cup – A Contemporary Option

Nambe Kiddush Cup – A Contemporary Option

It’s no secret that there are many options out there when you are shopping for a Kiddush cup.  We’ve covered what sterling silver can bring you and what to consider if you are looking for something special like a wedding Kiddush cup.  But what if neither of these fit the bill and you are hoping […]

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Honor Your Jewish Heritage with Decorative Kiddush Cups

Honor Your Jewish Heritage with Decorative Kiddush Cups

Whether celebrating Shabbat, a wedding, or any of the Jewish holidays, the reciting of the Kiddush is an important part of the ceremony, so the Kiddush cup that is used should convey the proper respect and dignity that the ritual deserves. With so many styles available, choosing the perfect one is not always an easy […]

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Surviving the Seder – Guide to the Very Perplexed

Surviving the Seder – Guide to the Perplexed

Years ago, Maxwell House Coffees used to give out free Haggadahs at all the grocery stores, a nice way of reminding people that Maxwell House Coffees are Kosher for Passover. Those Haggadahs were actually quite nice (with charming illustrations) and were really helpful, with clear translations, a picture of the Seder plate layout, and easy […]

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More health-conscious consumers turn to kosher foods

More health-conscious consumers turn to kosher foods

Grocers know observant and even not-so-active Jews want kosher foods for the two Seder meals that highlight the eight days of Passover, which starts Monday night. They stock up on foods that comply with the Kashrut, the ancient body of law that dictates how foods are to be stored, prepared and eaten. But interest in […]

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Obama demands Netanyahu’s peace answers by Saturday

Obama demands Netanyahu’s peace answers by Saturday

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will convene his senior ministers on Friday to discuss the demands made by US President Barack Obama and his overall trip to Washington – a trip that, because of negative atmospherics and amid a paucity of hard information, has been widely characterized as among the most difficult in recent memory. Officials […]

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Nearly 300 Congress members declare commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond

Nearly 300 Congress members declare commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond

Nearly 300 members of Congress have signed on to a declaration reaffirming their commitment to “the unbreakable bond that exists between [U.S.] and the State of Israel”, in a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The letter was sent in the wake of the severe recent tensions between Israel and the U.S. over the […]

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Female Suicide Bombers Kill 37 in Moscow Subway

Female Suicide Bombers Kill 37 in Moscow Subway

Two female suicide bombers killed at least 37 people on packed Moscow metro trains on Monday and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin declared that “terrorists will be destroyed.” Witnesses described morning rush-hour panic at two central Moscow stations, with commuters falling over each other in dense smoke and dust as they tried to escape the worst […]

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US pressure won’t alter Israeli policy on Jerusalem

US pressure won't alter Israeli policy on Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office on Friday issued a statement insisting that pressure applied by the Obama Administration during the Israeli leader’s recent visit to Washington will not alter Israeli police regarding Jerusalem. US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier in the week tried to strong-arm Netanyahu into severely restricting Jewish […]

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Jews Barred from Cairo’s Maimonides Synagogue

Jews Barred from Cairo's Maimonides Synagogue

The Egyptian government has announced that it will not allow Jews to pray in Cairo’s newly-restored Maimonides Synagogue, in retaliation for Israel’s security response to Arab rioting on the Temple Mount. “The Al-Aqsa Mosque is part of the heritage of the Palestinian Arabs and Israel is not entitled to block them from it,” said Dr. […]

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Kosher Butcher – Ensuring the Beef is Kosher

Kosher Butcher

Kosher is a term that basically means that food and wine are produced in a kosher way.  The food must be certified and the production must be overseen by a rabbi to make sure all criteria are met.  In the case of fruits and vegetables it’s not a problem.  Everything that comes out of the […]

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Kosher Candy – Do I Have to Give Up the Good Stuff?

Kosher Candy

Kosher food is fundamentally pure and cruelty free.  It is also a very healthy, natural way to eat and that may seem to throw out candy as an option.  But, surprisingly the variety of kosher candy is huge and includes many readily available commercial brands.  There is also a large selection of pareve candy, meaning […]

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Kosher Cheese – Difficult to Make but Worth the Effort

Kosher cheese

Eating kosher is a way of eating that follows certain religious dictates determined by Orthodox Jewish Rabbis.  The belief is that only food produced without cruelty and without contaminates be consumed.  Part of the practice is making sure that all food certified kosher only be served with other kosher food.  A cow is certified kosher […]

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Kosher Chicken – What Makes a Chicken Kosher or Not?

Kosher Chicken

While eating kosher is based in the Jewish faith many embrace it for the fundamentally healthy aspects of it.  Kosher food is prepared in facilities that are constantly inspected.  The preparation is carefully monitored and there are no contaminates permitted.  Kosher chicken is an example of a meat that goes through a process that takes […]

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Kosher Chocolate – Is Kosher Chocolate as Good as Non Kosher?

Kosher Chocolate

For many years people have joked that chocolate is its very own food group, and the best one at that!  Eating chocolate is one of life’s enjoyments and living a kosher lifestyle does not mean that you have to give it up.  In fact there is a wide variety of kosher chocolate available today and […]

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Kosher Cookies – A Special Dessert for a Kosher Meal

Kosher cookies

It’s Passover and you and your family have celebrated with a huge kosher meal.  Everyone is too stuffed when they leave the table for a fancy dessert but they may have a sweet tooth that needs satisfying.  One make-ahead dessert that everyone loves is cookies and if made carefully they can be an excellent addition […]

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Kosher Delivery – Possible no Matter Where You Live

Kosher Delivery

Eating kosher is a way of life for many Jews and non Jews both in large cities and in the country.  For many going to a kosher market or grocery store is part of everyday life and not a problem.  But for those that don’t have easy access many stores and markets offer kosher delivery […]

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Kosher Desserts – The Perfect End to a Kosher Meal

Kosher Desserts

Kosher is a system of eating with very strict rules governing most of the food groups.  For instance, kosher meats must be prepared a certain way and are limited.  Most vegetables and fruits are kosher but a careful inspection is still required.  Some foods, such as pork and shellfish, are completely eliminated.  One area with […]

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Kosher Dill Pickles – Is a Kosher Pickle Kosher?

Kosher Dill Pickles

Kosher dill pickles are somewhat misleading.  The term kosher describes a regimen of eating that is following by the Orthodox Jewish religion and other individuals interested in a healthy way of eating.  As a rule it includes meat and fowl slaughtered in a specific manner that is as cruelty free as possible with some exceptions.  […]

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Kosher Fish – Not All Fish are Kosher

Kosher Fish

Eating kosher is a way of eating followed by Orthodox Jews and one that is gaining notice as a healthy method of eating for non Jews.  To be kosher everything eaten must be certified kosher and be only eaten with kosher items.  There are some pretty strict rules regarding beef and fish and what makes […]

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Kosher Food Online – The Internet May be Your Best Grocery Store

Kosher Food Online

For thousands of years people have been eating and preparing kosher food.  For the first several thousand years it remained the same and even twenty years ago to eat kosher you had two choices.  You either needed to live in a large metropolitan area with a large Jewish population or take on full responsibility for […]

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Kosher Food – A Healthier Way to Eat

Kosher Food

If you have seen the little kosher “U” on packaging or you have been raised to eat kosher as a member of the Jewish faith you may have a few questions about it.  As a rule kosher is a very clean, cruelty free way of eating that adheres to strict religious codes.  A food that […]

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Kosher Foods – What Exactly Does Kosher Mean?

kosher Foods

Kosher is a term used to describe the acceptableness of certain foods and drinks to people that are Orthodox Jews.  Kosher foods can come from any of the food groups as long as the proper procedures and protocol have been followed.  A food thought to be kosher may suddenly be non kosher simply because it […]

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Kosher Gelatin – When Is It Kosher and When Is It Forbidden?

Kosher Gelatin

Gelatin has been a little tricky for people trying to eat kosher.  The base of the issue is that gelatin is not always made the same way and from the same products.  The bulk of the gelatin on the market and used in food production is made from the bones of cattle.  Gelatin made in […]

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