Sixth Sense

December 29, 2008

It’s hard to believe, but Matzohs are already being baked for Passover, which is now little more than three months away. Yes, it’s early if you consider that in a leap year (like last year), Passover can fall at least two weeks later. People who are involved in the kosher food industry know that when Passover falls too

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December 29, 2008

It’s hard to believe, but Matzohs are already being baked for Passover, which is now little more than three months away. Yes, it’s early if you consider that in a leap year (like last year), Passover can fall at least two weeks later. People who are involved in the kosher food industry know that when Passover falls too

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December 22, 2008

So what kind of year was it for kosher? A strange one. We all know what the cover story of this year’s kosher yearbook is: The rise and fall of the Rubashkins. But as much as they were a central part of the kosher story, the cover story for kosher is The Rise and Rise of Kosher Foods. The big story in this issue is that

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December 22, 2008

So what kind of year was it for kosher? A strange one. We all know what the cover story of this year’s kosher yearbook is: The rise and fall of the Rubashkins. But as much as they were a central part of the kosher story, the cover story for kosher is The Rise and Rise of Kosher Foods. The big story in this issue is that

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December 15, 2008

By the time you read this, bankruptcy trustee Joseph Sarachek may already be close to a deal for the sale of Agripricessors, of late rumored to be conducted by Quantum Partners of Boca Raton. So long as the $35 million bank debt is dispensed with, say the experts, a deal is possible. In the meantime, the bank has agreed to

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December 15, 2008

By the time you read this, bankruptcy trustee Joseph Sarachek may already be close to a deal for the sale of Agripricessors, of late rumored to be conducted by Quantum Partners of Boca Raton. So long as the $35 million bank debt is dispensed with, say the experts, a deal is possible. In the meantime, the bank has agreed to

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December 8, 2008

The funerals of the kashrus supervisors as well as the rabbi of the Chabad Center in Mumbai and his wife were both nothing short of gut-wrenching. The cries of “tata” (father) and “ima” (mother) made the heart sink as it drove home the enormity of the tragedy in Mumbai. Two rabbis who made a brief stop at the

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December 8, 2008

The funerals of the kashrus supervisors as well as the rabbi of the Chabad Center in Mumbai and his wife were both nothing short of gut-wrenching. The cries of “tata” (father) and “ima” (mother) made the heart sink as it drove home the enormity of the tragedy in Mumbai. Two rabbis who made a brief stop at the

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December 1, 2008

When I first heard the news of the attacks and hostage situation in Mumbai, my mind immediately wandered to other recent natural disasters and terrorists attacks where mashgichim (kashrus supervisors) were caught in harm’s way. Who would think of the notion that travelling to supervise a plant could possibly be a

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December 1, 2008

When I first heard the news of the attacks and hostage situation in Mumbai, my mind immediately wandered to other recent natural disasters and terrorists attacks where mashgichim (kashrus supervisors) were caught in harm’s way. Who would think of the notion that travelling to supervise a plant could possibly be a

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