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From the Editor

From the Editor

2014 - Editor's Note

3/23/15Passover is here, well almost, now less than two weeks away. We selected some of the stories that will help you get an overview of the preparations for the busiest holiday on the Jewish calendar.

Passover sales are off to a good start as shoppers will find many new items and generally few price increases with the exception of items like beef | Not so in Israel where prices are actually down from a year ago | French Jews are preparing for Passover with some trepidation, tight security and hopes for a peaceful holiday. The Hyper Cacher store where four Jews brutally murdered reopened in time for Passover. We checked out the situation with our contacts in Paris | The price for hand-made Matzoh is up but you can still get bargains by shopping around. Things are also looking up for domestically produced matzoh | It’s a virtual sellout for the $140 million Passover programs in more than 120 destinations | The Manischewitz Experience at Chelsea Market builds on its rich heritage, reports Devorah Paltiel, the KT Feature Editor | The food products may already be on shelves, but kashrus agencies are busier than ever, educating the public | In My Sixth Sense, I share my experience with a lonely mashgiach | Eda Kram in her New Product Showcase covers healthier kosher snacks from Simply 7.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the last issue before Passover. Kosher Today will not publish over the Passover holiday and will resume publication on Tuesday April 14th. Any breaking news during the holiday period will be published as soon as possible. Our best wishes for a joyous Passover holiday. Chag Kasher Vesameach!

Menachem Lubinsky

Read this week's Kosher Today news stories

Kosher New Products Feature

New Chips From Simply7

HOUSTON, TX — For the average person walking down the chip aisle at the grocery store, the nutrition label on most chip bags is full of unrecognizable, impossible-to-pronounce ingredients such as Monosodium Glutamate and Maltodextrin.


Sixth Sense

But What About the Mashgiach?

Rabbi Shmuel, someone I know from my neighborhood, is a mashgiach (kosher supervisor) at a local restaurant. Imagine his surprise when I went into the kitchen to compliment the chef on a truly creative dish.



Kosherfest – The world’s largest kosher trade show

Learn more about attending and exhibiting at Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher industry trade show.

kfestweb100px November 11-12, 2014
Meadowlands Exposition Center
Secaucus, NJ USA

“Kosherfest continues to be an outstanding venue to help us offer a strong Kosher program to our customers throughout the country. We are able to gauge current trends, find a plethora of new and innovative items and continue to build our relationships with both new and existing Kosher vendors. No doubt, a show not to be missed for anyone looking to grow their Kosher business.”

Yakov M. Yarmove
Ethnic Marketing and Specialty Foods