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April 26, 2022

Ranana…The Gelbs had not gone away for Passover in two years due to Covid and all but this year they joined tens of thousands of Israelis who spent the holiday in several major European destinations, Dubai, and the Sinai. The Sinai was virtually off limits to Israelis because of Covid and the threat of terrorism but

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April 26, 2022

New York…For millions of Jews celebrating Passover, it was a holiday like none other. Inflation caused prices to rise as much as 20% over last year in some areas. Food prices in March hit a record increase of 10%, the highest in 41 years, but it was recorded only days before the beginning of the holiday. Supply

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April 6, 2022

Budapest…Over 100 rabbis met for a kashrus conference, the first major conference in Europe since the onset of the pandemic. Under the aegis of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE), the three-day conference (March 22-25) met on a host of topics of concern to rabbis throughout Europe. Some of the issues that were

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April 6, 2022

Bayonne, NJ…Gabriel Geller, the wine expert with Royal Wines/Kedem is busy these days advising people on the best wines to use for Passover. He likes to drink Rose for the four cups of wine “because it is lighter in body, fruit-forward, and lighter in alcohol than red wines.” Like many other Jews, he

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April 6, 2022

Kerestir…Rabbi Moshe Yosef Friedlander has a long family history in the city of Kerestir going back to his grandparents. For the past several years he has turned the sleepy town where many come to pray at the gravesite of one of its legendary sages, known as Reb Shayala, as the welcome mat for tens of thousands of

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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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