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The Wall Street Restaurant Nine Day Siyum

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 07/20/15 | Comments (0)

It is one of the fanciest kosher fleishig restaurants in Manhattan. Numerous movers and shakers on Wall Street eat at the Reserve Cut– for ...

   
 

Dougie Does it Again! Carves Out A Niche: Kosher Meals...

Article by Esther Davidowitz | Published 07/15/15 | Comments (0)

Douglas Soclof of Teaneck knew he was onto something. The 45-year-old father of four was sure that busy kosher households, like his, could use help g...

   
 

Where's the Beef? - Eating Meat During the Nine Da...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff | Published 07/13/15 | Comments (0)

Question #1: A frum person invited me to a fleishig sheva brachos during the first days of Av. Can he make a ...

   
 

UPDTED as of July 10 - Kosher Slurpee List Summer 2015

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 07/10/15 | Comments (0)

UPDATED Slurpee list as of July 10, 2015: &...

   
 

Diet Pepsi With Aspartame May Not Totally Disappear

Article by AP | Published 07/09/15 | Comments (0)

PepsiCo CEO suggests peop...

   
 

Starbucks To Increase Prices On Certain Beverages Start...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/06/15 | Comments (0)

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Your morning latte at Starbucks will set you back a few more cents starting Tuesday.&...

   
 

Kashrus Alert (OK) - Unauthorized use of OK Symbol in...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 07/03/15 | Comments (0)

Kashrus Alert  (OK) -  Unauthorized use of OK Symbol in 7-11s ...

   
 

Read Star-K's Newest Kashrus Kurrents - Summer �...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 07/02/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - July 2, 2015 -  Star-K Kosher Certification is pleased to announce the arrival of the Summer 5775...

   
 

There is Still Room for Smaller Grocery Stores in Koshe...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/23/15 | Comments (0)

New York – Ever wonder how the small kosher grocery stores are faring, particularly in light of the rapidly expanding kosh...

   
 

General Mills To Remove Artificial Flavors, Color from ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/23/15 | Comments (0)

General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with ingred...

   
 

What's With the Shortage of Kosher Certified Icebe...

Article by BJL Staff Report | Published 06/22/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - June 22, 2015 - As many consumers are aware, there has been a shortage of Kosher certified iceberg lettuce...

   
 

Egg Shortage Cutting Into Restaurant Profits, Menu Item...

Article by AP | Published 06/21/15 | Comments (0)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Those who like to indulge in a good omelette or quiche at the local cafe should prepare to pay a littl...

   
 

With Nearly 225,000 Items, Kashrut.com Reaches Mileston...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/21/15 | Comments (0)

Sharon, MA – It has become commonplace for certifying rabbis and agencies to urge consumers to “see something, say something&r...

   
 

Chocolate, Chocolate, It's Good For Your Heart, St...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/19/15 | Comments (0)

Here's a sweet notion: Eat a little chocolate each day and you could be doing your heart a favor. A new ...

   
 

Obama Administration Cracking Down On Trans Fats

Article by AP | Published 06/16/15 | Comments (0)

Tells food industry to ph...

   
 

Israel Closes Largest Slaughterhouse After Animal Abuse...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/10/15 | Comments (0)

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel orders Dabbah slaughterhouse to immediately close after video emerges of horrific abuse.<...

   
 

Egg Rationing In America Has Officially Begun

Article by Robeto A. Ferdman | Published 06/07/15 | Comments (0)

In recent days, an ominous sign has appeared throughout Texas. "Eggs [are] not for commercial sale," read warnings, printed on&...

   
 

Halachically Speaking: Breakfast Cereals and their Brac...

Article by Rabbi Moishe D. Lebovits Rabbinical Administrator for KOF-K Kosher | Published 06/05/15 | Comments (0)

Breakfast is a very important meal which fuels the body after it awakes from a full night’s sleep. Although many people do not take the time ...

   
 

A Weekend of Spoiled Food

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 06/05/15 | Comments (0)

THE CASE As the school year ends, many Yeshivos and Bais Yaakovs wish to take their talmidim or talmidos upstate to the Catskill mountains...

   
 

Chocolate: A Halachic Analysis

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 06/05/15 | Comments (0)

Each year the city of Chicago holds a Sweets and Snacks Expo. Just before the expo, the Almond Board of California (yes, there is such a thing) cond...

   
 

Salting Veggies: A Halachic Analysis

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 06/04/15 | Comments (0)

Summer is salad season, and experts say that there is a lot of Chochma in both determining the exact mix of the salad as well as how to properly salt...

   
 

Dunkin' Donuts Giving Out Free Doughnuts Friday

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/03/15 | Comments (0)

Dunkin’ Donuts will celebrate National Donut Day on Friday with free doughnuts.<...

   
 

Olive Dips: A Halachic Analysis

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 06/02/15 | Comments (0)

Walk into Gourmet Glatt and you will find an entire refrigerator row of just one item – dips. Prominent among these dips, of course, is oli...

   
 

Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry's 'Not Gonna Hap...

Article by Shiryn Ghermazian | Published 05/27/15 | Comments (0)

Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to...

   
 

Tuna Used In Sushi Eyed As Source Of Salmonella Outbrea...

Article by AP | Published 05/22/15 | Comments (0)

Los Angeles - A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday. ...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - Daily Chef: Strawberry Cheesecake

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 05/19/15 | Comments (0)

This kashrus alert was originally sent out by The Wisconsin K. Please send all questions and comments directly to them at&...

   
 

Several Reportedly Ill After 'Halakhic' Dinne...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 05/19/15 | Comments (0)

New York - It was billed as a unique dinner, highlighting infrequently eaten kosher foods, but what began as a juxtaposition between halacha and exot...

   
 

Serving Dairy Bread on Shavuos

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff | Published 05/17/15 | Comments (0)

What about small amounts, and does the prohibition apply only to bread? Question #1: The Whey to Celebrate Sh...

   
 

World Marks International Hummus Day

Article by Tova Dvorin | Published 05/13/15 | Comments (0)

5 million people mark initiative to gain visibility for Israel through the healthy food; day's founder expects hummus to take off i...

   
 

Israel's High Court Rebukes Attorney General over ...

Article by Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank | Published 05/13/15 | Comments (0)

Angered Weinstein refused Rabbinate's request for external representation, High Court orders delay in proceedings for Rabbinate to ...

   
 

Star-K Summer Kashrus Seminars

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 05/12/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - May 12, 2015 - STAR-K is running TWO separate training programs in the summer of 2015. Please see details ...

   
 

Government Definition of Milk Raises New Questions for ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/11/15 | Comments (0)

New York – An increasing number of Jews consume only Cholov Yisrael (milking supervised by a rabbi) products, contributing...

   
 

Israel: In About-Face, State Okays Private Kosher Certi...

Article by Jessica Steinberg | Published 05/07/15 | Comments (0)

The government will no longer fine restaurant owners who present themselves as kosher based on private kosher certifications, the attorney general sa...

   
 

Seasons Targets Baltimore and Lakewood in Expanding Net...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/27/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD -For many years, the Jewish community in this city relied on Seven Mile Market as the only “super kosher store&rd...

   
 

Frankfurt Butchers Convicted In Kosher Meat Fraud

Article by Sam Sokol | Published 04/26/15 | Comments (0)

The two perpetrators sold faux kosher meat over a two-year peri...

   
 

Jewish Owned Wholesalers and Their Chometz

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 04/25/15 | Comments (0)

Most people know to avoid Chometz sh’avar alav haPesach – Chometz that was owned by a Jew over Pesach (henceforth – C-Sh...

   
 

Umami Bistro to Remain Open...If They Have Enough Busin...

Article by BJLife/Margie Pensak | Published 04/18/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - April 17, 2015  -In an exclusive ...

   
 

Three New OU Kosher Food Establishments in Washington/B...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Washington, DC - April 15, 2015 - Char Bar Restaurant and Eli's Market...

   
 

Obesity Policy Coalition Warns Lunch Box Fruit Drinks H...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/15/15 | Comments (0)

Many popular children's lunch box juices contain more sugar than Coca-Cola and parents should steer clear of them, health groups say. ...

   
 

Sabra Recalls 30,000 Cases of Chummus Products

Article by AP | Published 04/09/15 | Comments (0)

Sabra Dipping Co. LLC is voluntarily recalling 30,000 cases of hummus products because of a possible risk of ...

   
 

OU Statement On Reisman's 'Gebaken Noch Pesac...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/08/15 | Comments (0)

Update as of April 8 - The OU website shows the following information posted today: OU K...

   
 

UPDATE with OU Hashgacha on Reisman's- False Stori...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/08/15 | Comments (0)

A story first reported on Matzav.com has since spawned a number of false claims and fallacious reports, both on online websites as...

   
 

Johns Hopkins Study: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/07/15 | Comments (0)

Many people turn to commercial weight-loss programs to help them shed excess pounds, but there's surprisingly little scientific evidence to show...

   
 

More Scientists Doubt Salt Is As Bad For You As The Gov...

Article by Peter Whoriskey | Published 04/06/15 | Comments (0)

For years, the federal government has advised Americans that they are eating too much salt, and that this excess contributes yearly to the deaths of...

   
 

Star-K's Newest Kashrus Kurrents-Spring 5775-2015 ...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/31/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - March 31, 2015 - Star-K Kosher Certification is pleased to announce the arrival of the Spring 5575/2015 ed...

   
 

Pesach Expenses - A Halachic Overview

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 03/26/15 | Comments (0)

A colleague recently mentioned that his total family food bill for Pesach amounts to some $6,000. While it is correct ...

   
 

Blech Use Raises Carbon Monoxide Concerns

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/25/15 | Comments (2)

Due to the many requests we've received, we are repos...

   
 

Umami Bistro to Close its Doors on April 2

Article by BJLife/Margie Pensak | Published 03/23/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - March 23 - If your “minhag” is to eat out or live off of take-out food the week before...

   
 

Israeli Bioengineer Launches Project To Culture Chicken...

Article by Alina D. Sharon | Published 03/16/15 | Comments (0)

A professor at Tel Aviv University has launched a research project studying the possibility of producing chicken meat in a lab. The study—f...

   
 

Kof-K Kashrus Alert - Steve's Ice Cream

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/16/15 | Comments (0)

Steve’s Ice Cream Products bear an unauthorized KOF-K on their packaging. ...

   
 

YUM! Watch: Exclusive: Full Length Kosher L'Pesach...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 03/16/15 | Comments (0)

 Brooklyn, NY - A Mexican born chef who has worked in the kitchens of prestigious restaurants but ultimately found h...

   
 

Empire Acquisition by Hain to Spell Rebranding of Iconi...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/16/15 | Comments (0)

New York – For millions of Jews for more than seven decades, the defining act of keeping kosh...

   
 

Hand Versus Machine Matzos

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 03/12/15 | Comments (0)

THE HISTORY Ever since the exodus from Egypt, Jews have been consuming Matzos that were baked by hand. Centuries passed. And except for ...

   
 

Star-K Invites You To Its Annual Wine Tasting And Sale ...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/11/15 | Comments (0)

Do you appreciate fine Kosher wine? Are you looking for a Seder wine that is unavailable locally? Star-K invite...

   
 

Hain Celestial Group Purchases Empire Kosher Poultry

Article by Suzanne Vega | Published 03/08/15 | Comments (0)

One of the leading distributors in natural and organic foods, Hain Celestial Group, has recently purchased Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., the largest k...

   
 

UN: World Eating Too Much Sugar; Cut To 5-10 Percent Of...

Article by AP | Published 03/04/15 | Comments (0)

LONDON — New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's su...

   
 

A Stout Beer Clarification

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 03/04/15 | Comments (0)

Last week, I wrote an article concerning certain beers called stout beers which may have an issue with milchig ingredients. The article, regretfull...

   
 

Stout Beer and Six Hours

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 03/02/15 | Comments (0)

There is beer – and there is stout beer. Stout beer is darker beer than the regular beer generally served at Shalom Zachars. It is made ...

   
 

Israeli Kids Help Prove Early Exposure To Peanuts Preve...

Article by Marilyn Marchione | Published 02/23/15 | Comments (0)

Counter-intuitive, ‘transformative’ research compares...

   
 

Kedem Brings all of its Food Divisions Under One New 27...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/23/15 | Comments (0)

Bayonne, NJ - The Kedem Group took a bold step in organizing its rapidly expanding food business under a new entity called Keyco in a magnificent new...

   
 

Healthful Diet Report: Sugary Drinks Out; Coffee, Eggs ...

Article by AP | Published 02/20/15 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON  — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda....

   
 

Man Sues Trump Hotel After Being Served Non-Kosher Sand...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/15/15 | Comments (0)

Oy, gevalt! An orthodox Jewish man is suing the Trump Soho after he allegedly spent $146 to get a special hot kosher meal there &a...

   
 

Kosher Food-Cart Vendor Says He's Blocked By '...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/15/15 | Comments (0)

There is no peace in the Mideast — or Midtown. A Jewish kosher-food purveyor says he’s being prevented from set...

   
 

Keeping Kosher Easier Than Ever As OU Certifies Mainstr...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 02/13/15 | Comments (0)

New York - A major national brand of string cheese is the first to earn the certification of the Orthodox Union, a move that makes kosher string chee...

   
 

More Than 300 New Kosher For Passover Items, Many Glute...

Article by Eda Kram | Published 02/09/15 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK — The news this year may not be as dramatic as in past years. Passover bagels and pizza already made ne...

   
 

Coke Bets On Super Milk; More Protein, Less Sugar

Article by AP | Published 02/03/15 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK — Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regu...

   
 

UK Department of Education Retracts Regulation to Mix M...

Article by Suzanne Vega | Published 01/29/15 | Comments (0)

The Department of Education has changed their decision to make it mandatory that meat and dairy be mixed at lunchtime, following complaints from the ...

   
 

Tropicana Orange Juice and Rav Chaim Kanievsky, shlita

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 01/05/15 | Comments (0)

Mr. Larry Gordon, owner of the Five Towns Jewish Times, visited Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita on Sunday afternoon at a little bit before 4:00 PM and prese...

   
 

New Diet Guidelines Might Pull Back From Meat

Article by AP | Published 01/04/15 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — A panel that advises the US Agriculture Department appears set to recommend that Americans be told not only what foods are bet...

   
 

Record 30% Increases for Kosher Beef Impacts Industry a...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/31/14 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK — It is by far one of the steepest increases in memory but with an approximate additional $1.00 per lb...

   
 

Obama Chef Announces Resignation From The White House...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/25/14 | Comments (0)

In addition to being the personal in-house chef for President Obama, his wife and daughters, Sam Kass was also the senior adviser for nutrition, as h...

   
 

Keurig Recalling Nearly 7 Million Coffee Makers

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/23/14 | Comments (0)

Keurig Green Mountain is recalling more than 6.6 million hot beverage-brewing machines in the Uni...

   
 

Medics: Beware 'Killer' Jelly Donuts

Article by Moshe Cohen | Published 12/21/14 | Comments (0)

In two separate incidents, Israelis who indulged in one of Hanukkah's tastiest treats – the jelly donut – got m...

   
 

Kosher Butcher Provides Meat for Released Guantanamo De...

Article by Shiryn Ghermazian | Published 12/15/14 | Comments (0)

Six prisoners recently released from Guantanamo Bay sought out kosher meat to accommodate their Islamic dietary restrictions as they began life anew ...

   
 

Star-K Kosher Certification Alert: A Warming Drawer by ...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 12/12/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Dec. 11: A Common Question    &n...

   
 

Living the Sweet Life: Beware Of Too Many Sufganiyot

Article by Shira Isenberg | Published 12/04/14 | Comments (0)

Q: I’m a sugar addict, and I especially love those caramel&am...

   
 

'Angel' May Strike; Bread Supply Could Dry Up

Article by Moshe Cohen | Published 11/30/14 | Comments (0)

Bread could be in short supply in Israel within a few weeks, as the Histadrut took the first step to declaring a strike at Angel Bakerie...

   
 

Death Row Inmate's Kosher Prison Food Complaint Re...

Article by AP | Published 11/28/14 | Comments (0)

A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected a complaint from a home invasion killer on death row who says the food he is being served in prison is no...

   
 

Despite Thanksgiving, Israel Tops U.S. In Turkey Meat P...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/28/14 | Comments (0)

As the U.S. prepares for the Thanksgiving holiday and the annual tradition of eating turkey, statistics from Israel’s turkey industry, Agri...

   
 

More Woes for Kosher Coffee Drinkers as K-Cups Omit OU ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/27/14 | Comments (0)

Woodcliff Lake, NJ…Although coffee was always considered one of the “safer” beverages to consume for people who observe...

   
 

Halachically Speaking - Thanksgiving and Eating Turkey

Article by Rabbi Moshe Lebovits | Published 11/27/14 | Comments (0)

 Much has been discussed over the years regarding Thanksgiving dinner. We will discuss whether such a party is al...

   
 

New FDA Rules Will Put Calorie Counts On Menus

Article by AP | Published 11/25/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON -- Whether they want to or not, ...

   
 

What it Took for STAR-K to Certify the GA, Under Secret...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 11/19/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Nov 2014 - Security was tight at STAR-K Certification’s largest and...

   
 

Smoked Salmon Sold In Mid-Atlantic Area Recalled

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/18/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Nov. 18 -  A New York City company is recalling vacuum packs of smoked Nova salmon that were so...

   
 

STAR-K Capital Retreat Center Hosts AKO Attendees From ...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 11/18/14 | Comments (0)

 Baltimore, MD - Nov 2014 - This year’s highly productive annual AKO (Association of Kashrus Organizati...

   
 

US Death-Row Inmate Hunger-Strikes For Kosher Meals

Article by AP | Published 11/14/14 | Comments (0)

Murderer of Connecticut family claims ‘emotional injury&rsqu...

   
 

Hellmann's Owner Sues Over Rival's Use of �...

Article by Tom Murphy, AP | Published 11/11/14 | Comments (0)

You have to break some eggs to make an omelet and, according to a lawsuit from the maker of Hellmann's, the same goes for mayonnaise. ...

   
 

Meet the Woman Who Keeps Tootsie Rolls Kosher

Article by Tova Ross | Published 11/10/14 | Comments (0)

Phyllis Koegel, the Orthodox Union’s only female executive, persuades food companies to get certified with a hekhsher...

   
 

Prices Too High? Let Israelis Drink Grape Juice - NY Se...

Article by David Shamah | Published 11/05/14 | Comments (0)

New York has too many grapes, Israelis pay too much for their Friday nigh...

   
 

Kosher Restaurants Share Secret Recipes In New Cookbook

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 11/04/14 | Comments (0)

New York - If you have ever wondered how to recreate your favorite restaurant recipes in your own kitchen, an all new kosher cookbook due out this we...

   
 

Starbucks Just Announced Big News About Delivery

Article by Katie Little | Published 10/31/14 | Comments (0)

Attention java junkies: Starbucks&l...

   
 

Could An Israeli-Created Innovation End World Hunger?

Article by David Shamah | Published 10/30/14 | Comments (0)

Pimi Agro has figured out a natural way to extend the shelf life of produc...

   
 

Chocolate Can Reverse Age-Related Memory Loss

Article by Frederick Kunkle | Published 10/27/14 | Comments (0)

In case anyone needed another reason to love chocolate, a new study suggests that a natural compound found in cocoa, tea and some vegetables can reve...

   
 

US Jews Outraged Over Pittsburgh Restaurant's Pale...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/12/14 | Comments (0)

The controversy was ignited by an establishment known as &l...

   
 

Yom Kippur 5775 - Soveya is the Difference between Life...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Eli Glaser, CNWC, CWMC | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

On Yom Kippur we are commanded to employ five methods of self affliction to help achieve atonement for our wrongdoings. We refrain...

   
 

Few Remaining Brands Shift to Symbol as Marketing Tool

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

TEANECK, NJ — They are perhaps the last of a dying breed of companies that used a generic “k&rdqu...

   
 

Led by Wal-Mart, Club and Discount Stores Raise the Bar...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/02/14 | Comments (0)

CHICAGO — It was nearly two years ago that a Wal-Mart spokesman revealed that the mega discounter carried koshe...

   
 

Millennial Jews Do An About-Face, Start Keeping Kosher

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 09/30/14 | Comments (0)

Many millennials — people born after 1980 — have embraced vintage items: vinyl records, thick-framed glasses ... and now, dietary l...

   
 

Watch: How to Clean a Kosher Fish Head for Rosh HaShana...

Article by How2Kosher | Published 09/24/14 | Comments (0)

At the Machaneh Yehuda shuk in Jerusalem, the day before Rosh HaShana is cacophonous experience as the market is abuzz with people making their last mi...