February 2, 2022

From the Editor

Passover is in the air, at least in the world of the kosher food industry. Our lead story covers the possible effect of supply chain issues on the availability of kosher for Passover foods…There is a critical shortage of mashgichim (kosher supervisors) in restaurants…We’re keeping tabs on the preparations for Passover…Kosher in South Florida gets big lift from Yeshiva Week. What’s “Yeshiva Week?” We can explain…Israel’s tourism industry hopes to rebound by Passover…We have the great story of how kashrus agencies are cooperating with one another these days…Israel faces a soaring demand for kosher beef but supply, from where? Europe? South America?…A new kashrus agency is born in South Africa when three disgruntled rabbis decided to take the plunge and start a new agency, so reports South Africa’s leading Jewish newspaper…In My Sixth Sense, I cover my own sadness of never having a winter vacation when I was growing up…Eda Kram in her New Product Showcase covers new flavored potato chips.

Menachem Lubinsky