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February 2, 2022

Baltimore…A recent visit by the leadership of the Orthodox Union (OU) to the headquarters of the Star-K Kosher Certification was not surprising to kashrus officials reached by Kosher Today as they took note of the growing cooperation between kashrus agencies. Rabbi Moshe Hauer, Executive Vice President of the OU and

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February 2, 2022

Jerusalem…The sound of the English language could be heard in many of the city’s kosher restaurants, but the restaurateurs were not happy. “What you hear are the voices of the students who learn here; not the tourists,” one restaurant owner told a Kosher Today correspondent. Indeed, while the

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February 2, 2022

Miami Beach…Harding Avenue in Surfside was crowded with people hoping to get a reservation at one of the upscale restaurants on what some call “kosher restaurant alley.” Getting a coveted reservation was like winning the lottery during Yeshiva week which begins in late January and extends through the

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February 2, 2022

Rego Park…Eleanor likes to begin cooking for Passover two months in advance and freezing the delicacies in her special Passover freezer, but she says she is “limited because I cannot find some Passover ingredients.” It is simply too early for the stores to stock Passover items, which most stores begin

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February 2, 2022

Miami…A year ago many of the upscale kosher restaurants in Surfside faced the daunting task of having enough waiters. Staff who had worked at the eateries simply did not return following the long layoff of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some either left the state or went on to pursue other careers. To some degree, the

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February 2, 2022

New York…As preparations for Passover ’22 (April 16- 23) go into full gear; kosher food officials are still concerned over potential repercussions from supply chain problems. They fear that while most basic products are spoken for and in some cases already in store warehouses, some products may be caught in

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January 19, 2022

Brooklyn. The Kosher Culinary Center seemed like an idea whose time had come and seemed destined to become a fixture in the burgeoning kosher food industry. Headed by Chef Avram Wiseman, the Center offered a multi-faceted program including professional career training, recreational classes, and involvement in many private

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January 19, 2022

Teaneck NJ… The recently postponed AKO (Association of Kashrus Organizations) Vaadim Convention has been rescheduled for May 8-10, 2022. Amongst other items on a heavy agenda, the convention will memorialize two well-known kashrus leaders, Rabbi Zecharia (Harvey) Senter of the Kof-K and Rabbi Don Joel Levy of the

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January 19, 2022

London…With Passover now less than three months away (eve of April 15- 23), the pace of preparations has picked up considerably worldwide. Rabbis have been crisscrossing the globe to finalize the special production of foods for Passover. Matzoh bakeries have been shipping Matzoh to the four corners of the earth.

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January 19, 2022

Long Island…Hilda used to enjoy her Sunday trips to one of the large kosher supermarkets but of late she finds herself either running through such a store searching for the Grab and Go items or dashing in and out of a store like Season’s Express. Has the 711-concept come to kosher? Season’s already has

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