February 5, 2018

From the Editor

In the past few issues we’ve looked back at the kosher market in 2017 and projected what we might expect in 2018. In this issue, we look at the world of kosher restaurants, another important indicator of the strength of the kosher market…We also continue our analysis of the challenges being faced by the growing network of kosher independent supermarkets…How is Israel dealing with its growing poverty problem. Read an important story in Globes, Israel’s leading business publication…For the 12th time the Royal Wine Corp hosted a food and wine event in New York City. What’s behind their organizing these events in many parts of the world?…Why is kosher certification such a puzzle to American tourists? We explain why…The kashrus world mourned the passing of one of its giants, Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech, whose extraordinary knowledge of kosher law and technology made him an important rabbinic figure in our current kosher environment…In My Sixth Sense, I share my recent experience with the diverse kosher restaurants in the Miami Beach area…Eda Kram in her New Product Showcase covers New Smoked Chicken Pastrami from KJ Poultry.

PASSOVER ALERT: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ANNUAL KOSHER TODAY SPECIAL PASSOVER EDITION WILL BE PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 19TH. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF YOUR NEW PRODUCTS IS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9TH.  ONLY PRODUCTS INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2018 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMISSION. THE ANNUAL KOSHER WINE FOR PASSOVER REVIEW WILL BE PUBLISJHED ON MARCH 5TH  WITH A DEADLINE OF FEBRUARY 26TH. ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE MADE TO EDA@LUBICOM.COM

Menachem Lubinsky
Editor-in- Chief

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