Sixth Sense

July 24, 2018

As my readers know by now, I am a strategic marketing consultant by profession. So it is not surprising that I have the privilege of meeting many people with new ideas in a variety of spheres, including kosher food. The universal question is: “Is this an idea that will succeed?” Fair question, since money is almost

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July 10, 2018

Monticello, NY…Well, it isn’t referred to as the Borscht Belt any more, the big hotels like the Concord, Grossinger’s and Brown’s are gone and so are the iconic Jewish comedians that all but got their fame from the Catskills. Instead, there are bungalow colonies, developments and camps that estimates say are home

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June 25, 2018

Anyone who has ever been to a major league baseball game knows that eating a hotdog in your seat while watching your favorite team is very much a part of the national pastime. So when I took my grandson to a Yankee game last week, the hotdog was very much part of the plan. After waiting for more than a half hour to clear

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June 12, 2018

During my recent trip to Eastern Europe, I encountered a method of observing kashrus I had not seen in quite some time. A kashrus observing family naturally bought the few products that had kosher symbols but also many products that they judged to be “no problem” products. It included, of course, fruits and vegetables

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June 4, 2018

As a frequent traveler to Europe, I used to enjoy kosher restaurant hopping and the unique cuisine in each European city. It was also a place to meet fellow kosher adherents from around the globe. But in several cities kosher restaurants are no longer safe havens and in fact have become primary targets from the growing

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May 24, 2018

Kosher millennials are getting harder to define. Do they eat out more than their predecessors? Apparently yes, say kosher experts. Are they eating more at home? The answer is again yes. Ask any kosher housewife and she might direct you to a few shelves of kosher cookbooks as well as saved magazine supplements. They may

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May 3, 2018

It isn’t often that an article on kosher in a secular Jewish publication catches my attention. But when The Forward (April 16, 2018) featured an article with the heading “The Curse of The Dairy Kosher Restaurant in Manhattan,” it gave me reason for pause. While it is true that many in my generation miss Ratner’s on

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April 18, 2018
By Menachem Lubinsky

My family and I were amongst some 1700 people that were treated to a “Majestic” (Retreats) Passover 2018 by Avi and Shneur Faskowitz. In one of my lectures, I discussed the extraordinary success of the kosher food industry, including the $1.5 billion Passover business. While I was impressed with theRead More
March 21, 2018

By the end of next week, America will know that Jews are celebrating Passover. Many luxury hotels will be off limits as they will host an exclusive Passover crowd. Try to book a flight in a host of US cities next week and the price is likely to be exorbitant, especially since Easter week this year coincides with Passover.

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March 6, 2018

Just when I thought that I had categorized every type of kosher consumer, a conversation with an owner of a supermarket down South gave me a new one, the “why not” kosher consumer. Here was his proof: A customer we’ll call Irv is in his mid 40’s and is by no stretch of the imagination a practicing Jew. He does not

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