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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 36 - June 27, 2012

Forty years ago this past week, Rabbi Sally Priesand was ordained as a Reform rabbi,thus making her the first woman rabbi to be ordained after the Holocaust. And in the years that followed, the Conservative movement continued to ordaining women, Recently Modern Orthodoxy has given women new leadership roles. While the government tries to find [...]

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What is the Penalty for Eating a Non-Kosher Hot Dog?

Here we go. We knew this would not be pretty when we saw that ambulance chasing lawyers were suing Hebrew National. It is a desecration of the reputation of Judaism. Now the whole premise of Kosher foods is coming under close scrutiny and it is not pretty. Because the secret is that today there is no [...]

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Hebrew National Hot Dogs not Kosher, Lawsuit Claims

ConAgra Foods Inc has been sued by consumers who contend that hot dogs and other products sold under its Hebrew National brand are not kosher. The lawsuit alleges that meat processing services provided to ConAgra by privately held AER Services Inc fell short of the standards necessary to label Hebrew National products as kosher. As [...]

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Lubavitcher Named Jewish Chicagoan of the Year

Yakov Yarmove once had his career path laid out, then went down a different road. Kosher consumers can be happy he did. Yarmove’s official title is corporate business manager for ethnic and specialty foods for SuperValu, the parent company of Jewel-Osco grocery stores and 15 other supermarket chains throughout the country. In that capacity, he [...]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 25 April 11, 2012

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 25 April 11, 2012

Two Crown heights foodies started a kosher meat and deli business is now adding a specially made sausage for the passover holiday that started Friday at sundown. in the history of Passover Jews didn’t have the luxury of eating sausage. Pork sausage is always prohibited under Jewish law, other types like chicken and turkey are [...]

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Crown Heights Culinarians Introduce Pesach Sausages

Sausage is a sin no more - even for Passover. Two Crown Heights foodies who started a kosher meat and deli business 18 months ago are adding specially-made sausage for the holiday which starts Friday at sundown. “Never in the history of Passover have Jews had sausage, ” said Jack Silberstein, 26, showing off the [...]

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The ‘Simple’ Solution to Passover Medicines: Ask Your Rabbi

Jew always ask before Passover what medicines can be swallowed without violating strict prohibitions against eating “chametz.” Some medicines are prohibited, some are allowed, and some depend on one’s health. Rabbi Shmuel Silber has written in the “KOF-K Kashrus Newsletter” that the subject is far from black and white, and questions arise from different Talmudic [...]

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Lechem Oni

The Torah refers to the matzah as lechem oni (the bread of affliction). The Gemara explains that it is lechem she’onim alav dvarim harbeh, bread over which we say many things. Accordingly, Rabbenu Chananel notes that we recite the hagadah over the matzah. Just as on Shabbat we say kiddush on a cupof wine in [...]

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Brooklyn Co-Op Votes Down Israel Boycott

Brooklyn Co-Op Votes Down Israel Boycott

Members of the Park Slope Food Co-Op voted down a proposed referendum to ban Israeli foods by a landslide, with 1005 voting against and 653 voting for it. The local food fight drew international attention on Tuesday and senior New York politicians lined up to weigh in on the debate. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, [...]

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The Orange on the Seder Plate and Miriam’s Cup: Foregrounding Women at your Seder

Just before we drink the second cup of wine in the Passover seder, we speak of three symbols considered indispensible to the holiday’s meaning: the shank bone, the matzah, and the bitter herbs. However, in many homes, other symbols are added to this section, from the egg (which sits on the seder place but has [...]

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Eating Jewish: Espinacas con Garbanzos (Spinach and Chickpeas)

Hamantaschen are the signature food of Purim, and I definitely look forward to this time of year knowing that I’ll get to eat my fill of those delicious cookies. Yet despite wishing that I could eat nothing but hamantaschen for the entirety of the holiday (don’t you wish you could eat cookies all the time [...]

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‘NY caterer violating kosher laws’

The owner of one of Long Island’s largest catering companies has been accused of seriously violating Jewish law by having workers prepare kosher and non-kosher meals in the same kitchen. The allegations come from the former chef and general manager of Morrell Caterers, who claim they were instructed to prepare non-kosher meals in one of [...]

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Eating Jewish

Eating Jewish

You ever learn that Gemara where Bruriah lists all the kosher foods that are stand-ins for non-kosher food, in order to show that even though we are commanded to sanctify ourselves, Judaism isn’t restrictive? What a preachy, party-line, pile of s**t.* There’s this girl I work with who is the nicest, most awesome person I [...]

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Hamming it up: Kosher ‘pork’ coming soon

If the dream of tasting pork – that most forbidden of forbidden foods – has always been yours, then dream no longer. And if you thought the idea of a rabbinically approved slice of swine was less likely than a flying pig, then think again. Because kosher “pork” is coming to a butcher near you [...]

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Cafe London in Netanya

Café London in Netanya is one of the famous restaurants in the city that serves unique and the finest of European cuisine. They offer a wide array of menus including soups, snacks, fish and other seafood, hamburgers and more. Start your day right with an amazing Israeli Breakfast that will keep your stomach full until [...]

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Bread Art Project

I’m a big fan of creative ways to raise money for good causes. One winning idea belongs to the Bread Art Project, which allows anyone to create their own artwork on a piece of bread (toasting is a personal preference!). The Bread Art Project will help the more than 17 million children in America who [...]

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Keshatot Beach

The Keshatot Beach is one of the famous beaches in the city of Ashdod. If you want to pamper yourself, relax, unwind, enjoy and free yourself from a day of stress, then this beach is suitable for you. There are multiple of water activities to do at Keshatot like diving, sailing and surfing. Having a [...]

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Whole Foods denies rumors about boycotting Israeli products

Whole Foods denies rumors about boycotting Israeli products

For about a week, a rumor that the Whole Foods Market chain is boycotting Israeli products has been circulating in emails and on the blogosphere. On Thursday afternoon, a spokesperson for Whole Foods said that the rumor is completely false. It’s “definitely not true,” company spokesperson Libba Letton said in a phone interview. “We have [...]

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Eating Jewish: Shabbat bread done differently

When I think of Shabbat dinner, one of the first things that comes to mind is the sweet, dense challah that I love so much. It has become so popular that it can be purchased in bakeries all week long, and like many of the iconic Jewish foods of North America (bagels, knishes, pastrami, and [...]

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Jewish Power Lunch

We’re told that if we eat the right foods, take the right supplements, eat at the right times (and with the right people), exercise, and so forth, we’ll see powerful changes in our lives. The teachings of the Chassidic mystics, which can be simply defined as “applied Kabbala”, show us another food-related way to power-up. [...]

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Wake Up and Smell the Bacon

It was my first visit back to my parents’ house since I became frum. Over a year had passed, a year without the king-size bed in their guest room, without central heating, without 24/7 access to a fully stocked fridge and cupboard. My mother had, most graciously, stocked up on every kind of O-U foodstuff [...]

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Blintzes for Shavuot

On Shavuot (Pentecost) starting tonight, Tuesday night 6/7, the custom is to eat dairy meals. There are many reasons given for this custom: historical, midrashic, numerological, mystical, etymological, and of course, Talmudic. See them all discussed here. Speaking of Jewish dairy meals, the best blintzes we ever ate were at the formerly kosher restaurant, Ratner’s [...]

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Eating Jewish: Sutlach (Aromatic Milk Pudding)

It was a busy weekend here for me in Montreal. I participated in the first LeMood event held in the city (related to the Jewish learning Limmud events held all over the world) at which I gave a workshop about Sephardic Shavuot foods. I also got to meet Gil Marks whom I often quote in my [...]

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Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall

Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall

Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall in Tel Aviv, Israel is situated in the Yemenite Quarter, in central Southern Tel Aviv, one of the city’s first neighborhoods in the center of Carmel market and Alenby Street. Nachalat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall is a natural and highly colored open air bazaar of special handicrafts, pantomime performing magic shows, street [...]

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Brie? No thanks, I’ll take some Jewish food

This Shabbos, our hostess served us a special treat she had bought at the supermarket, a tiny jar of caviar. As I expected, it was revolting. Really, it was one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever put in my mouth. And this is coming from someone who used to eat sticks, and lunch bags. [...]

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Top 50 things to do in Jerusalem

1.) Church of the Holy Sepulchre The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is also called as the Church of the Resurrection to Eastern Orthodox Christians, located in the Old city of Jerusalem, far famed as the Christians holiest site and has been an significant pilgrimage since the 4th century. A monumental landmark respected as the Golgotha or [...]

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Abu Shukri Restaurant in Jerusalem

Abu Shukri, which is located where the Via Dolorosa and AL Wad Road intersect, is one of the most popular restaurants in Jerusalem because of its superb food quality and varied delicacies in the most affordable prices.  It is a small, family-owned restaurant and the loyal customers have kept them in business throughout the years. [...]

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Bistro Restaurant in Jerusalem

Bistro Restaurant in Jerusalem is an elegant French/Italian restaurant located in Ein Kerem, which is a former Arab village and believed to be John the Baptist’s birthplace. Ein Kerem is regarded as the most attractive and luxurious area in Jerusalem.   It has a very private neighborhood in West Jerusalem having a tranquil atmosphere.  The scenery [...]

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All Natural Banana Ice Cream Made From…..Only Bananas!

Did you know that you can make “ice cream” from just one ingredient — bananas? I first learned this little secret here, and when my husband brought home two huge bunches of bananas for Passover, I had a feeling I’d need to use some of them for some kind of treat. And just when those bananas [...]

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Eating Jewish: A new twist on Gefilte Fish: Halibut and Salmon Terrine

Gefilte fish, these two words make a lot of people turn their noses up in disgust while it can make others salivate. It is one of those foods, like cilantro or blue cheese, that people either love or hate, with few people falling in between these opposite opinions. For many, gefilte fish evokes images of [...]

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