Sixth Sense

October 13, 2008

A prominent kosher food manufacturer asked my opinion about investing in several new products for the upcoming Passover holiday. One of his managers opined that people would not be looking to buy new gourmet items with their higher price tags in this economic environment. Even if matters improve in the next six months, the

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October 13, 2008

A prominent kosher food manufacturer asked my opinion about investing in several new products for the upcoming Passover holiday. One of his managers opined that people would not be looking to buy new gourmet items with their higher price tags in this economic environment. Even if matters improve in the next six months, the

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October 6, 2008

A conservative rabbi preparing his Rosh Hashanah sermon contacted me for data and information on the kosher market. After providing him with the information, he opined “there must be hundreds of kosher food manufacturers under Jewish ownership.” The rabbi was preparing to deliver a sermon on “Ethics and Kosher” and

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October 6, 2008

A conservative rabbi preparing his Rosh Hashanah sermon contacted me for data and information on the kosher market. After providing him with the information, he opined “there must be hundreds of kosher food manufacturers under Jewish ownership.” The rabbi was preparing to deliver a sermon on “Ethics and Kosher” and

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September 29, 2008

Visiting several kosher stores in the last few weeks gave me pause to consider just how much has changed for the kosher shopper in the last decade. To be sure, the age-old mom & pop kosher grocery store has not disappeared entirely. You can still find the small cluttered kosher groceries in many Jewish neighborhoods,

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September 29, 2008

Visiting several kosher stores in the last few weeks gave me pause to consider just how much has changed for the kosher shopper in the last decade. To be sure, the age-old mom & pop kosher grocery store has not disappeared entirely. You can still find the small cluttered kosher groceries in many Jewish neighborhoods,

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September 22, 2008

In less than a week, Jews around the world will usher in the New Year of 5769 with a great deal of hope for peace, tranquility and prosperity. The year of 5768 was a memorable one, not only because it was a Shmittah year, a year in which many farmers observed the once in seven years Sabbatical for their fields, but for the

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September 22, 2008

In less than a week, Jews around the world will usher in the New Year of 5769 with a great deal of hope for peace, tranquility and prosperity. The year of 5768 was a memorable one, not only because it was a Shmittah year, a year in which many farmers observed the once in seven years Sabbatical for their fields, but for the

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September 15, 2008

Amongst all the tumult surrounding Agriprocessors last week came a controversial threat by the Orthodox Union that unless a new CEO was appointed at the embattled kosher meat producer within two weeks or so, the world’s largest kosher certification organization would withdraw its certification. The OU first suggested the

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September 15, 2008

Amongst all the tumult surrounding Agriprocessors last week came a controversial threat by the Orthodox Union that unless a new CEO was appointed at the embattled kosher meat producer within two weeks or so, the world’s largest kosher certification organization would withdraw its certification. The OU first suggested the

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