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May 25, 2021

New York…For the first time in 9 years, a major Jewish population study has some relatively good news for the kosher food industry. The new Pew Research puts the number of Jews in the US as 7.5 – 8 million, although most are not practicing Jews or may in fact live in a household with non-Jewish members. Yet, a good

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May 12, 2021

The number of kosher independent supermarkets continues to grow in many parts of the country even as a general supermarket with a key kosher clientele closed. Ralph’s closed one of its kosher destination stores in the La Brea area, claiming that it was one of the underperforming stores that parent company Kroger was

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May 12, 2021

Eilat…Many hotels in Israel are planning for high occupancy during the upcoming Shavous holiday, albeit predominantly Israelis. Dan Hotels, which has three hotels in Eilat, will only open the Dan Eilat Hotel. "We have decided on a gradual reopening. On June 11, we will open the Neptune Hotel and a week later Dan Panorama

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May 12, 2021

Tel Aviv…The unfortunate incident of the death of a young allergic woman who was served dairy in a meat restaurant set off a new debate on the role of the Chief Rabbinate in certifying restaurants. Kashrus sources blamed the absence of a mashgiach for the presence of the dairy creamer which a worker had bought when the

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May 12, 2021

New York…by Eda Kram…"We have been attending Kosherfest since 2011. We built our business in the kosher market and without Kosherfest we would not be where we are today,” said, Marlon Aronstam, President of Giovanni Chilla.  "We are the leading beverage distributors in the kosher market with Dependable Foods as

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May 12, 2021

New York…by Rifky Grossman…The holiday of Shavous (May 17-18) is best known for its dairy meals and particularly for cheesecake. While traditional holiday food is still served, the holiday is a time for creativity. Here were just a few examples: At BakerieNY, some of the holiday items include Buttered croissants, lemon

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May 12, 2021

London…Ari Feferkorn, a London Jewish activist, found out the hard way that UK hospitals are well behind other countries in accommodating kosher patients. During a prolonged hospital stay, he discovered that good care does not necessarily include a good kosher meal. Ari and his wife set up Bedside Kosher to provide

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May 12, 2021

New York…Launched with a great deal of fanfare, American Airlines became one of the last major US carriers to launch direct flights to and from Israel. Travel experts say that American is projecting that the Tel Aviv route will become one of its major international destinations. Nathan Herzog of Royal Wines who was

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May 12, 2021

Chicago…Kashrus agencies from around the globe dealt with a mutual problem that often creates havoc for the agencies and kosher consumers: trademark infringement. At an April 7th Mini Conference of the Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO), various experts addressed ways of protecting the agencies from such

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April 27, 2021

Brooklyn, NY…The chances are that if you lived in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, you ate kosher food that was certified by Rabbi Yisroel Pinchas Halevi Gornish. Many of the area’s kosher restaurants were certified by Rabbi Gornish. Local rabbis and the kosher world mourned his passing at the age of 79. Rabbi Gornish

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