Sixth Sense

October 23, 2017

If anyone doubts that Israel has emerged as a food Mecca, especially if one is kosher, a walk through the historic Machneh Yehudah market will put those doubts to rest. I actually spent a great deal of the recent holidays in an apartment just a block or so from this “shuk” – marketplace. It has been many years since

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October 2, 2017

Alexander Rappaport is not your typical Orthodox Jew in Chasidic dress. He is articulate and very much tuned into the needs of the community. So it is no wonder that during these high holy days, he is busy providing thousands of kosher meals to the poor through Masbia, a network of soup kitchens he founded. A savvy user of

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September 18, 2017

It appears that if you pay for a First Class ticket on a domestic flight nowadays, you may have to do with watching your neighbor’s eat but if you’re lucky your kosher meal will consist of an apple and some crackers, or perhaps a Sabra Hummus with crackers. This is apparently the experience of dozens of travelers who

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September 5, 2017

I wish I had $1000 for each person that has asked me over the years what reference material I would recommend to understand the kosher market. I know what they are thinking: volumes of Hebrew books beginning with the Five Books of Moses to perhaps answer intricate questions about the mixing of meat and dairy on

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August 21, 2017

Chicago - Miracles are no doubt happening in this city as the Chicago Cubs won the World Series last year after more than 100 years. Now in what appears to be an even greater miracle, Wrigley Field recently launched a kosher stand, the 13thstadium to offer the kosher fare. Owned by Kosher Standz, it is called DanZtand. It

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July 24, 2017

A lawyer friend of mine was extremely excited about the kosher food truck that began appearing in Downtown Brooklyn, near the courts. “The stuff was great,” he texted me, “and I finally will be able to make use of the few minutes I have between cases.” My grandchildren enjoyed some rather robust looking kosher

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June 26, 2017
My Sixth Sense by Menachem Lubinsky

By now, you’ve no doubt heard about Amazon’s intention to acquire Whole Foods for a whopping $13.2 billion. The giant food chain has in recent years moved steadily into kosher. You would be amazed to see just how many of their products bear kosher certification. They have also begun… Read More
June 13, 2017

The appalling recent arson of two kosher restaurants in Manchester is to say the least extremely disturbing. Anti-Semitism in its purest form is hatred without reason or boundaries meaning that even such basic innocent venues as a kosher restaurant are not immune. Europe, with its extensive track record of hatred against

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May 22, 2017

There is a prevailing theory by many marketers of kosher foods that the best marketing strategy is simply visibility. Hence, in recent years a product or institution came to be judged by the size of the ads in one of the many magazines and newspapers that target the kosher market. To be sure, this strategy has turned out

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May 1, 2017

Combining the celebration of Passover with quality family time and a vacation at a primary destination seems like the ideal way to celebrate the holiday. For my family, Orlando was the perfect destination and the Rosen Plaza Hotel the ideal venue. With its year-round glatt kosher and Mehadrin kitchen, it offered the

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