Sixth Sense

March 31, 2020

At a time of year when celebration is the order of the day, we are all in a state of shock. We were ill-prepared for a disease that would take so many lives in the community. We were not prepared to have our most celebrated holiday Passover interfered with. We didn’t plan on being home bound at the most traveled time of

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March 4, 2020

We actually held our breath as we prepared this special Passover edition. As we were reviewing all the new Passover items, word came in of the cancellation of Passover programs, particularly in Europe. You had to feel sorry for operators and organizers who have working all year for a successful Passover season. Miracles

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February 19, 2020

The Berger family was all set to reserve 3 rooms for Passover at a Northeast resort when Mrs. Berger learned that a friend was considering going to the same program but that the price for their similar family was considerably less. One operator said that “deals” were common although many were “last minute.” In the

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February 4, 2020

It is no secret that the kosher food industry is on a constant hunt for new products. Some kosher food officials travel the world to find new products that can potentially make it onto the shelves of kosher food stores or sections. Successful new products can yield healthy profits. Hello industry! Look no further than to

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January 22, 2020
I decided that there is much that you can learn while waiting to be seated at an upscale restaurant, especially in Miami Beach. For example, the couple in front of us didn’t have a reservation while another online reserved through Yelp. “When I’m here in off season, I get treated royally,” said one of the people in
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January 6, 2020

Rabbi Chaim Leib Rottenberg of Monsey NY had just completed lighting the 7th Chanukah candle when his followers in attendance to observe the rabbi go about the annual ritual were confronted by a machete yielding perpetrator which ended up leaving one follower in a coma and several others injured. This incident followed the

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December 18, 2019

In 2015, the Hyper Cacher supermarket in Paris was the target of terrorists who went on a shooting spree, killing four shoppers. Last week it was Jersey City where three people were killed.. In Paris, Montreal and Jerusalem kosher restaurants were targets of terrorism in the past. To these cowards, a kosher restaurant is a

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December 2, 2019

When more than 5,000 emissaries of Chabad gathered in the New York area recently from every corner of the globe, it was a vivid reminder that many of these “soldiers” play a key role in the expanding presence of kashrus worldwide. Not only do the Chabad Houses serve as a home away from home for Jewish tourists and

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November 18, 2019

Despite the absence of several long-time exhibitors, Kosherfest ’19 was a smashing success. For those who doubted that there was anything new, more than 100 new exhibits with some 300 new foods and wines proved them wrong. And for those who wondered if there were new faces visiting the show, almost 20% or 1000 of the

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November 11, 2019

Wow, 31 years and counting. You’ve heard this expression before: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s right, the show is behind the astronomical growth of kosher. Many of the leading food companies who cater to the kosher market grew up on the knees of Kosherfest. So let’s face it, improvement? Always

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