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February 16, 2022

New York…The City of New York is partnering with Mercato, a grocery eCommerce platform, to improve grocery delivery access for New York residents, with an added focus on low-income New Yorkers. It is particularly targeting kosher food retailers with a Webinar to be held this week on February 16th at 2 pm

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February 16, 2022

New York...Kosher consumers in many parts of the world share a concern that inflation will make this Passover more costly than in the recent past. In the US, many kosher food items including meat, poultry, and matzoh are expected to be as much as 15% -20% higher than just a year ago. There is also a concern that some items

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February 16, 2022

Tel Aviv…The shekel weakened earlier this week, but it probably will not be in time to affect prices for the Passover season since most of the products have either already arrived or are enroute. On Sunday’s afternoon interbank trading, the shekel exchange rate was up 0.80% against the dollar at NIS 3.221/$

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February 2, 2022

Johannesburg, SA…According to a leading South African Jewish publication, three disgruntled former mashgichim (kosher supervisors) recently launched their own kosher hechsher in a bid to compete with the Beth Din, the country’s foremost kosher certification, the Union of Orthodox Synagogues

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February 2, 2022

Tel Aviv…Faced with a chronic shortage of beef, Israel has been searching for new sources that could address the extraordinary spike in demand. About two-thirds of Israeli beef consumption consists of imported frozen beef from such countries as Poland and from several countries in South America. Since 1996, a

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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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