Sixth Sense

November 24, 2008

Here is a picture that I gathered of what life is like from people living in the Postville community these days: smiles are hard to come by as Postville’s Jewish community and even non-Jewish resident endure nightmarish conditions. The conversation, say residents, invariably turns to how much longer to hang on. A few

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November 24, 2008

Here is a picture that I gathered of what life is like from people living in the Postville community these days: smiles are hard to come by as Postville’s Jewish community and even non-Jewish resident endure nightmarish conditions. The conversation, say residents, invariably turns to how much longer to hang on. A few

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November 17, 2008

The Kedem booth at Kosherfest has become over the years a beehive of activity. In almost every corner stood a group of buyers or kosher industry people eyeing some of the wines and foods that are part of the Kedem group of companies. But taking in the sight, I focused on a scene that perhaps holds a great deal of meaning

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November 17, 2008

The Kedem booth at Kosherfest has become over the years a beehive of activity. In almost every corner stood a group of buyers or kosher industry people eyeing some of the wines and foods that are part of the Kedem group of companies. But taking in the sight, I focused on a scene that perhaps holds a great deal of meaning

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November 10, 2008

When Kosherfest ’08 opens tomorrow at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, visitors will no doubt notice the absence of Agriprocessors. The embattled and now bankrupt kosher meat producer has been put out of business for the moment, creating a critical shortage of glatt kosher meat. I purposely held my fire for a week

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November 10, 2008

When Kosherfest ’08 opens tomorrow at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, visitors will no doubt notice the absence of Agriprocessors. The embattled and now bankrupt kosher meat producer has been put out of business for the moment, creating a critical shortage of glatt kosher meat. I purposely held my fire for a week

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November 3, 2008

I can already anticipate the question by reporters at the upcoming Kosherfest. Some are not satisfied with just surveying the new products that are in the New Product Showcase or the list of winners of the annual New Products Competition. The answer was simple when you were able to point to an Entenmanns’s or a Nabisco,

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November 3, 2008

I can already anticipate the question by reporters at the upcoming Kosherfest. Some are not satisfied with just surveying the new products that are in the New Product Showcase or the list of winners of the annual New Products Competition. The answer was simple when you were able to point to an Entenmanns’s or a Nabisco,

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October 27, 2008

The kosher community will gather in Secaucus next week for the 20th annual Kosherfest. An advanced glimpse at the floor plan gives every indication that this year’s show will be one of the best in terms of the mix of exhibitors and products. I am also very excited about the return to the Meadowlands Exposition Center,

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October 27, 2008

The kosher community will gather in Secaucus next week for the 20th annual Kosherfest. An advanced glimpse at the floor plan gives every indication that this year’s show will be one of the best in terms of the mix of exhibitors and products. I am also very excited about the return to the Meadowlands Exposition Center,

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