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July 21, 2021

Jerusalem…The Halimi family rented a 5-bedroom house in the center of Jerusalem as they did for the Succoth holiday 2019. The Golds who own the house usually travel to the UK to spend the holiday with Mrs. Halimi’s parents. They are expecting to do the same this year but are not quite sure if the Halimi’s will be

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July 21, 2021

Lakewood NJ…The tractor trailer was unloading palette after palette of grocery products but some of the boxes had bottles of honey while others were honey biscuits. Some grocers who would normally be lounging on their summer vacations were busy preparing for holidays and dealing with possible delayed deliveries due to

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July 21, 2021

Bayonne NJ…” It is remarkable that we were able to source so many quality wines in the throes of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Nathan Herzog of Royal Wines. Herzog has reason to rejoice as there was every expectation that Covid would take a toll on sourcing wines from around the world. Examples of some of the new

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July 21, 2021

Brooklyn…As many as 300 new kosher products are expected to be judged at this year’s Kosherfest New Product Competition. The competition will take place at the Kosher Culinary Center in Brooklyn. A panel of distinguished judges representing different segments of the food industry will judge the products for their

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July 21, 2021

Portland ME…With less than four months remaining, the number of exhibitors who are planning to attend Kosherfest ’21 (November 9-10, Meadowlands Convention Center, Secaucus NJ) has reached more than 130 and is growing day by day. At least 15 of the companies are newcomers, including Menachem Vagshal, Just Kosher CBD,

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July 21, 2021

Brooklyn NY…Something surprising is happening at checkout counters of kosher grocery stores. Not only are customers noticing that some prices have gone up by as much as 20% in just two months, but they are also questioning the reasons for the spike. In general, food prices have jumped by nearly a third over the past

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July 21, 2021

Linden NJ…Hindy Gruber had a plan for an upscale kosher café, investing nearly $500,000 but 3 months after opening the doors to Bakeristore Covid hit. From that point on, Gruber laments, it has all been about survival. “The community is growing, and people are just so excited to resume normal dining,” she adds. Josh

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July 7, 2021

Surfside FL…While rescue teams from as far away as Israel and Mexico continued to dig through the rubble hoping for a miracle to find survivors from the collapsed South Champlain Towers, a massive relief effort was underway in the local Jewish community. Rabbi Sholom Lipskar of the Chabad affiliated The Shul opened his

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July 7, 2021

Kent UK…A new kosher restaurant will not serve meat, not because it is an exclusive dairy restaurant, but because it is Europe’s first kosher ecohotel. Writes the Guardian: “It is putting itself on the map with a mix of kibbutz-like vibe, Jewish values and environmental evangelism.” The Sadeh (field) Farmhouse is

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July 7, 2021

Brooklyn, NY…Rabbis of the Central Rabbinical Congress (CRC) expressed concern that some kosher observing customers might not be as vigilant on kosher standards during their summer vacations as they are all year. The CRC, for example, released a list of establishments in the Catskill Mountains that it had checked out and

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