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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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January 19, 2022

Brooklyn…Tu B’shvat (January 17th) or the 15th day in the Hebrew calendar is known as the Rosh Hashanah of the trees and all plants. In many kosher supermarkets special displays were lined with exotic fruits as it is customary to make a blessing on fruits now commonly used. The stores also showcased fruit

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January 19, 2022

New York…Kosher consumers worldwide are helplessly watching creeping inflation. Retailers in the US say that prices on average have been increasing by 7% - 8% a month, including beef and poultry. Countries in Europe are also experiencing sharply higher prices since so much of kosher food is imported. Labor shortages

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January 5, 2022

New York…The constantly rising shipping costs from overseas and even domestically are partially responsible for the soaring kosher food prices in the US. European Jews have also been shocked at the rising prices and of late the price increases are being felt in Israel. Israeli food manufacturer and distributor Osem

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January 5, 2022

Tel Aviv… Pressure is mounting in Israel to lift the country’s restrictions on travel to the Jewish state out of a concern that its lucrative tourism industry faces collapse. Israel’s cabinet approved a NIS 150 million aid package for Israel’s incoming tourist industry including for tour guides and

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January 5, 2022

Dubai…Airline and tourism officials are recognizing the power of kosher travel, which continued even during the pandemic. Emirates Airlines is hoping to attract a significant number of travelers’ when it increases its flights to Tel Aviv. Matt Rickard, Godrume Kriel and Trent Sanft are hoping their new

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