Sixth Sense

September 14, 2009

The Forward reported recently that “the new owners of the beleaguered kosher meat company Agriprocessor are quickly facing criticism over their early management of the company.” Hershey Friedman, the Canadian businessman who acquired Agrioprocessor (now called Agri Star) is already facing pressure from a number of

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September 14, 2009

More men are shopping in kosher stores these days than ever before. Ask any grocer and the chances are that he will agree that men are increasingly making the decisions of what to purchase and are even into recipes and meal enhancement. Research shows that almost one-third of men are now the principal shoppers in the home.

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September 14, 2009

For some people eating fish and salads is a way of life, but for most kosher consumers, eating well means eating meat products. It is perhaps ingrained in Jewish tradition and culture that a meal means “meat and fish,” although the order is reversed since fish may not be eaten immediately after meat. These are the Nine

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September 14, 2009

It was in the early ‘90’s, a time when a whole new world of kosher was coming into its own. Yosi Heber, then a marketing director at the US Dannon company, finally convinced his bosses that it was time to convert a generic “k” to an OU with the obvious exception of those products that used animal based gelatin. The

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September 14, 2009

It was an unfortunate incident for the Streit family when it learned just several weeks before Passover that its Matzoh would not be acceptable in many of the stores supervised by the Vaad Harabbonim of Queens and the Vaad Hakashrus of the Five Towns. The reason: The matzoh no longer had a national certification (it

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September 14, 2009

The Forward reported recently that “the new owners of the beleaguered kosher meat company Agriprocessor are quickly facing criticism over their early management of the company.” Hershey Friedman, the Canadian businessman who acquired Agrioprocessor (now called Agri Star) is already facing pressure from a number of

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September 14, 2009

European Jews seem to be perpetually condemned to a tenuous acceptance of schechita as being a humane form of animal slaughter. Although they recently won a major victory in the European Union Parliament, the legislative body did not preclude further debate in each of the EU’s parliaments. Indeed, animal rights activists

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September 14, 2009

A friend of mine who traveled to Israel aboard Delta Airlines discovered that the special kosher meal he had ordered was not Glatt Kosher. The circumstances may be a bit complicated but here goes. In most cases, when a special kosher meal is ordered, it means a glatt kosher or mehadrin meal will be on board. The friend

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September 14, 2009

More men are shopping in kosher stores these days than ever before. Ask any grocer and the chances are that he will agree that men are increasingly making the decisions of what to purchase and are even into recipes and meal enhancement. Research shows that almost one-third of men are now the principal shoppers in the home.

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September 14, 2009

Spending Shabbat on the Aegean Sea wasn’t any different on this huge ocean liner than at any other luxury hotel. For my wife and I and nearly 100 others who were aboard the Costa Fortuna with its near 3,500 passenger load, the kosher cuisine was remarkable. Ofi Schiffman, part of the family that owns Kosherica, made sure

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