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April 6, 2022

London…Passover 2022 is already being labeled the “comeback year” as demand soared even in the closing days before Passover. According to Kosher Today travel consultant Raphy Bloom of www.totallyjewishtravel.com, “many programs in Europe and Cancun are totally sold out.” An estimated 100,000

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April 6, 2022

Brooklyn…by Rifky Grossman…Shoppers for the upcoming Passover holiday are experiencing sticker shock as prices for almost every category of food are sharply higher than just a year ago. Hand-made Shmurah prices increased significantly as the commodity prices for wheat soared and of late due to the

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April 6, 2022

London…With Passover due to start next Friday night (April 15th), shoppers are finding extreme slim pickings of poultry products including eggs. The shortages come on top of significantly higher prices due to inflation and Covid related issues. The worldwide shortage of poultry including kosher could not have come

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March 15, 2022

It was a chilly Saturday night in the holy city. “Putin wants more than the Ukraine,” a young Israeli told his friend waiting online to eat at the Rimon Restaurant in the Mamilla Mall. “Absolutely not,” retorted the friend. “Look, my parents came from the Ukraine and they always felt that

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March 15, 2022

Queens, NY… Hershel had filled out his price list for Passover only to notice that some of the canned good’s items were sharply higher than he projected. When he called the distributor, he was told: “Do you know what I paid for diesel to get the delivery to you?” He sheepishly crossed out the

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March 15, 2022

 

Istanbul…For nearly 1 million kosher travelers who pass through the city, most to and from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, wholesome kosher meals come from La Casa Caterers, a community owned kosher facility. In fact, as a not-for-profit, the income goes to poor Jews and other community causes. The kashrus is

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March 15, 2022

Dnipro, Ukraine…While many major Ukrainian cities were under attack and thousands of Jews fleeing across the border to Poland, the Matzoh bakery here continued to bake handmade Shmura matzoh for Passover.  In what was previously known as Dnipropetrovsk, the bakery here has been operating for years with most of

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March 15, 2022

Chicago…Preparing for Passover can be an arduous task but many consumers preparing for the holiday take advantage of the impressive guides published by the major agencies. The cRc guide offers consumers a guide to shopping for the holiday and tips for koshering. The  OU Guide helps people navigate Passover with

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March 15, 2022

London…by Raphi  Bloom (Co-owner of TotallyJewishTravel) …Conventional wisdom would dictate that this year’s bookings for Passover would lag behind previous years, certainly pre-COVID. But all indications are that we are heading for a sell-out season instead. Many people who used to go away for

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March 15, 2022

Special Edition: New Kosher Wines for Passover 2022

Bayonne, NJ…by Eda Kram…Wine experts call the thriving kosher wine industry a “miracle” considering all the hardships of the Covid-19 era. Wine connoisseurs always look forward to Passover (April 15-23) for new and exciting releases and this year

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