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BREAKING NEWS: Passover Sales Strong Nationwide; 52,000 Products Certified

4/3/2017

Monsey – The number of food items that are certified kosher for Passover has reached 52,000, according to kosher food sources. The sheer number of products available for the holiday has prompted the Evergreen kosher supermarket here to erect a 9,000 square ft. tent in their parking lot to accommodate the unprecedented selection. A canopy Read More > $gt;

Passover Programs: a Tale of Two Cities

4/3/2017

New York – With Passover now only a week away, some hotel programs are still fielding inquiries and taking reservations in a season that was a mixed bag in some areas, particularly Florida due to the Zika scare. An estimated 300,000 Jews will be spending either a part or the entire holiday in hotel programs Read More > $gt;

Bingo Reshuffles Kosher Retail Landscape on Passover

4/3/2017

Brooklyn – It was Friday morning, just eleven days before Passover, and most of the 365 parking spots at the new Bingo mega store at the edge of Boro Park were already filled. This was the first major holiday for the all kosher discount store concept that offered shoppers deeply discounted products for the holiday, Read More > $gt;

Certifications Nearly Completed, Agencies Turn to Technology to Educate Consumers for Passover

4/3/2017

New York – The production of thousands of foods for Passover begins many months in advance of the holiday with rabbis crisscrossing the globe for special Passover runs. For the past few weeks, many of the larger agencies turned to education, many publishing traditional Passover guides with information on how to prepare for the holiday Read More > $gt;

Bourbon no Longer an Automatic, Faces Kashrus Issues

4/3/2017

What happens if a Jew owns a share of the ownership in a bourbon company? Must the company have “sold” the products for Passover, as Jewish law requires and if it did not would it render all of the products as chametz that transgressed Passover? Why it is that bourbon once considered inherently kosher now Read More > $gt;

Transitions: Kashrus World Mourns Untimely Passing of Rabbi David Steigman, 67

4/3/2017

Brooklyn – The sudden passing of Rabbi David Steigman, Senior Rabbinic Coordinator at OK Kosher, has shocked the kashrus world. Rabbi Steigman, 67, passed away while traveling in Italy for kashrus inspections. Rabbi Chaim Fogelman of the OK said that Rabbi Steigman was “a man of unparalleled character and knowledge.” Many in the kosher food industry Read More > $gt;

New Wines for Passover 2017 Run the Gamut

3/20/2017

The biggest news for kosher wines in 2017 is that there is really no trend and the cross section of new wines is perhaps the best testimony to the fact just how much the category has grown in recent years. Some of the new wines include Terrenal Seleccionado 2015 (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Read More > $gt;

BREAKING NEWS: Report Prime Experience Cancels Passover Program

3/20/2017

La Jolla, CA – Guests planning to spend Passover at the luxury Hilton La Jolla were jolted this week when they learned that the Prime Experience has cancelled the holiday program. According to several guests who contacted Kosher Today, they received an e-mail notifying them that the program had been cancelled less than four weeks Read More > $gt;