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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...

   
 

Seattle Imposes Fine For Too Many Food Scraps In The Ga...

Article by Victoria Cavaliere | Published 09/23/14 | Comments (0)

Seattle residents ...

   
 

Mislabeled M&M's Could Cause Problems for Pean...

Article by Deb Belt | Published 09/23/14 | Comments (0)

Boxes of the improperly labeled candy were shipped to Maryland....

   
 

Star-K Alert: General Electric Ranges/Ovens

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 09/22/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Sept. 22 - If you have purchased a GE oven or range within the last year,  the Sabbath Mode instr...

   
 

Hitler's Food Taster: We Cried After Every Meal

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/20/14 | Comments (0)

96-year-old Margot Woelk, the only one of Hitler's 15 food ta...

   
 

Israeli Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Promote Diabet...

Article by Malcolm Ritter, AP | Published 09/18/14 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK  — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampe...

   
 

Price Remains Driving Force in Kosher Despite Upgrade ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/17/14 | Comments (0)

Malkie, a 30ish Orthodox woman with two young children in tow, was negotiating her way through the crowded aisles at the KRM Kollel Supermarket in B...

   
 

Chocolate Cake Breakfast Could Help You Lose Weight

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/17/14 | Comments (0)

Eating chocolate cake as part of a full breakfast can help you lose weight, say scientists....

   
 

Avoid Carbs; Eat Fat; Lose Weight

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/02/14 | Comments (0)

People who avoid ...

   
 

Kosher California Chef Set To Sizzle On Reality Show (V...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 08/28/14 | Comments (0)

New York - The chef of a kosher Mexican restaurant in California is one of sixteen professionals chosen to compete in an award-winning cooking compet...

   
 

Canaanite Wine Stash Found In Galilee Unearths Ancient ...

Article by Ilan Ben Zion | Published 08/28/14 | Comments (0)

Excavators at Tel Kabri find hard evidence of viniculture, seek to recreat...

   
 

McCormick Recalls 70K Containers of Ground Oregano

Article by Elizabeth Janney | Published 08/14/14 | Comments (0)

McCormick Spice has recalled more than 70,000 containers of ground oregano due to possible salmonella contamination. The 0.75-oz bo...

   
 

Peaches, Nectarines, Plums Recalled from Costco, Trader...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/21/14 | Comments (0)

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — A California fruit packing company announced a recall of peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots after the som...

   
 

Butchering Judaism

Article by R. Ari Zivotofsky | Published 07/08/14 | Comments (0)

A disingenuous animal welfare article stabs Jewish community interests in the back A g...

   
 

Leading Kosher Manufacturer Launches 'Game Changin...

Article by Feigie Leitman and KT Staff Reporters | Published 07/06/14 | Comments (0)

BROOKLYN, NY — The kosher market has been increasingly buying into products that are “healthy and natu...

   
 

Yerushalayim: New Eatery's Uniform Pricing Seeks To...

Article by Deborah Fineblum | Published 06/29/14 | Comments (0)

Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange j...

   
 

Summer Scoop: cRc on Cold Stone

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 06/23/14 | Comments (0)

The cRc does NOT certify any Cold Stone store or the bulk pack ice cream that is sold by the scoop from behind the counter in any of these stores. The ...

   
 

Insights Into Halacha: Weighty Waiting Options

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yehuda Spitz | Published 06/13/14 | Comments (0)

A previous article, &...

   
 

Court Rules for Pom Wonderful in Dispute With Coke

Article by SamHananael, AP | Published 06/12/14 | Comments (0)

Coca Cola's version of pomegranate juice is not quite the real thing, and a competitor has another chance to prove it in court. ...

   
 

Costco Warns Members About Salmonella in Pepper

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/09/14 | Comments (0)

Costco Wholesale is warning between 130,000 and 140,000 members not to use certain packages of th...

   
 

Separating Challah when the Owner is not Observant

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff | Published 06/08/14 | Comments (0)

This week’s article is dedicated in celebration of the birth of Avigayil Tova &l...

   
 

Israeli Dairy, Ohio Company Partner On Kosher Feta

Article by Danielle Hess | Published 06/08/14 | Comments (0)

To hear its creators tell it, the story behind Ezra’s feta chees...

   
 

Sponsored Post: Dunkin Donuts Has Your Free Donut Today...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 06/06/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - June 6 - At participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants, customers can get a free donut with any be...

   
 

Video & Photo Esssay on How to Bake Kosher Neapolit...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/02/14 | Comments (0)

As Shavuos approaches, we decided to experiment and see if we can make an out-of-the-box wacky cheesecake for all the husbands who stay up the whole ni...

   
 

TODAY at Noon Star-K TeleKosher Webinar - The Glatt Kos...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 05/28/14 | Comments (0)

The Glatt Kosher Meat Industry What Questions Should a Consumer Be Asking?...

   
 

Seven Tons Of Hummus Recalled For Possible Contaminatio...

Article by Jolie Lee | Published 05/23/14 | Comments (0)

Some hummus products sold at Trader Joe's, Target and Giant Eagle are being voluntarily recalled due to a possible risk of listeria. &...

   
 

2 New Kosher Restaurants Set to Open in the DC Area thi...

Article by Staff Reportern | Published 05/22/14 | Comments (0)

The owner of Eli’s Restaurant (which is closing in the coming weeks – likely early June) and of Blue Star House of BBQ in nearby Ro...

   
 

Eating More Fruit And Vegetables Daily May Reduce Strok...

Article by Alex Cukan | Published 05/09/14 | Comments (0)

Citrus fruit, apples, pears and leafy vegetables might contribute added protection against stroke. ...

   
 

For First Time, Women Take Chief Rabbinate's Exam ...

Article by Yair Ettinger | Published 05/08/14 | Comments (0)

Nine women take test; those who passed are eligible for hire by religious councils....

   
 

Google Will Deliver All The Costco Groceries You Want F...

Article by Alexis Kleinman | Published 05/08/14 | Comments (0)

If you love Costco and live in Manhattan or West Los Angeles, your life is about to get a lot more convenient. Thanks to Google, you'll now be a...

   
 

Choice Is On The Horizon For Maryland Kosher Wine Consu...

Article by Cailey Locklair, Deputy Executive Director, BJC | Published 05/07/14 | Comments (0)

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Study: Children Who Eat Chicken On The Bone Are More Ag...

Article by UPI | Published 05/01/14 | Comments (0)

ITHACA, N.Y., April 30 --  Researchers at Cornell University conducted a study about biting versus chewing ha...

   
 

Go Bananas

Article by Sina Anvari | Published 04/27/14 | Comments (0)

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A...

   
 

Beer In Israel Among World's Most Expensive

Article by Michal Raz-Chaimovich | Published 04/26/14 | Comments (0)

Only Scandinavia, Iceland, and Monaco are more expensive, according ...

   
 

Law Aims to Boost Halal, Kosher Food for Poor

Article by Jeff Karoub | Published 04/26/14 | Comments (0)

For the first time, the federal government is required to purchase and provide food banks emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a p...

   
 

Schlissel Challah - An Analysis

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 04/25/14 | Comments (0)

The custom of Schlissel Challah has become very widespread, not only in the Chassidish world but in many other communities as well.  Two yea...

   
 

Amazon Launches Grocery Service for Prime Members

Article by Mae Anderson | Published 04/24/14 | Comments (0)

Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-...

   
 

Soupergirl To Open In Downtown D.C.

Article by Bonnie S. Benwick | Published 04/24/14 | Comments (0)

Downtown Washington's liquid assets improve in mid-May, when Soupergirl opens a tidy takeout on M Street NW. "It has come...

   
 

Video: For First Shabbos After Pesach: Learn To Make Sh...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/23/14 | Comments (0)

On the first Shabbos after Pesach, many have the custom to eat ‘Shlissel Challah’. The Challah, either braided in the shape of a ke...

   
 

Study: A Snack Might Help Your Shalom Bayis

Article by Seth Borenstein, AP | Published 04/18/14 | Comments (0)

Washington — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new s...

   
 

7-Year-Old Girl Sends Passover Macaroons to Jewish Sold...

Article by Shiryn Ghermazian | Published 04/17/14 | Comments (0)

A second-grader from Pennsylvania sent 160 cans of macaroons to Jewish soldiers stationed away from home for Passover in places such as Iraq...

   
 

New App to Lend a Big Hand to Passover Preparations

Article by Menachem Posner | Published 04/10/14 | Comments (0)

Preparing for Passover is a family affair, and can be daunting for one and all, no matter how ...

   
 

France's Oldest Matzah-Maker Distributes Worldwide

Article by Tony L. Kamins | Published 04/08/14 | Comments (0)

For Jean-Claude Neymann, unleavened bread, or ‘pain azyme&rs...

   
 

BREAKING NEWS: Sankaty Acquires Manischewitz as Company...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/07/14 | Comments (0)

NEWARK, NJ — The Manischewitz Company, one of the world’s largest kosher manufacturers, has been acquired by Sankaty Advisors, the ...

   
 

France's Front National Party Boss Places Ban On &...

Article by Glen Silver | Published 04/06/14 | Comments (0)

Paris, France - Saying that it is necessary in order to “save secularism,” Front National Party boss Marine Le Pen has issued a ba...

   
 

10 Most Common Questions Sephardim are asking STAR-S th...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 04/04/14 | Comments (0)

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Getting The Biggest Caffeine Buzz For Your Buck

Article by Mitch Lipka, Reuters | Published 03/31/14 | Comments (0)

Not all coffee is created - or brewed - equally. Caffeine levels in coffee can vary sharply, which means it matters where you ...

   
 

In The Merit of Righteous Women Our Ancestors Were Rede...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Elchonon Oberstein | Published 03/27/14 | Comments (0)

Every year around this time, someone brings up the minhag of not eating legumes on Pesach. The article below my article here explains that si...

   
 

Spilling the Beans

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff | Published 03/24/14 | Comments (0)

Questions: Is Cottonseed Oil kitniyos? I know that, in Americ...

   
 

New Ritz Bacon-Flavored Crackers May Taste Treif, But T...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/24/14 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK  — Ritz has a new bacon-flavored cracker hitting shelves — with kosher certification. The sig...

   
 

Fewer Americans Drink A Daily Cup Of Coffee

Article by Marcy Nicholson | Published 03/23/14 | Comments (0)

The number of Amer...

   
 

British PM Cameron Assures Knesset That Shechita Is &qu...

Article by Glen Silver | Published 03/13/14 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - During his first ever trip to Israel as Prime Minster of Great Britain, David Cameron assured the Knesset on Wednesday that he will conti...

   
 

Video: How to Make Homemade Hamantaschen for Purim

Article by How2Kosher | Published 03/13/14 | Comments (0)

This simple how-to video will show you how to make and bake your very own homemade kosher "hamantaschen" cookies for purim. All you need is s...

   
 

Safeway, Albertsons to Merge

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/07/14 | Comments (0)

Rampant speculation was put to rest today following the announcement that Cerberus-owned AB Acquisition LLC, parent company of Albertson’s LL...

   
 

Quinoa for Pesach an FYI from Star-K

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 02/25/14 | Comments (0)

WHAT IS QUINOA? Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa) is a species of seeds of the Chenopodium or “goo...

   
 

Video: Wine Jerusalem 2014 - Kosher Wine Expo

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 02/20/14 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem , Israel, Feb 20 - Leading up to the wine season before purim and pesach, the annual kosher Wine Jerusalem expo ...

   
 

Coca-Cola Prices Much Higher In Israel Than US

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/20/14 | Comments (0)

Coca-Cola costs more in Israel than the US, according to an examination by "Globes" on the basis of receipts sent by readers. US consumers ...

   
 

Yum! It's Chocolate Time In Tel Aviv

Article by Anav Silverman, Tazpit | Published 02/18/14 | Comments (0)

TEL AVIV – Along with the much needed rain that drenched Israel this past weekend, Tel Aviv experienced a different kind of rain –...

   
 

Holy Kosher BBQ: New Kosher Food Truck in Los Angeles, ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/16/14 | Comments (0)

And it didn’t take too long, but LA finally came next! Jumping on the hottest new Kosher trend, Los Angeles now has a kosher food truck as we...

   
 

Southern Supermarket Giant Winn-Dixie Bets Big On Koshe...

Article by Uriel Heilman | Published 02/16/14 | Comments (0)

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Stroll past the kosher section of most large supermarkets in America and you could be forgiven for thinking that Jewish ...

   
 

New Regulations Won't Outlaw All Ritual Slaughter,...

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 02/16/14 | Comments (0)

The president of Denmark’s Jewish community disputed a government minister’s claims that new regulations would outlaw all kosher s...

   
 

Rice Recalled From Schools After Skin Reactions In Chil...

Article by Mary Clare Jalonick, AP | Published 02/10/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is warning against eating Uncle Ben's rice products served at schools, restaurants, hospitals and ...

   
 

Kosher Meals, Torah Classes Await At 2014 Winter Games ...

Article by Aaron Kalman | Published 02/06/14 | Comments (0)

Sochi’s rabbi is prepared to meet visitors’ spiritual ...

   
 

Why it's Cheaper to be Healthy in Israel

Article by Anav Silverman, Tazpit | Published 02/06/14 | Comments (0)

A study carried out by the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture found that the cost of fruits and vegetables in Israel are lower – sometimes even...

   
 

Israel's Newest Delicacy? Chocolate Shawarma

Article by Dana Kessler | Published 02/05/14 | Comments (0)

 New hybrid confection swaps the block of rotating meat for a slab of chocolate...

   
 

Wine Talk: The Story Of The Three Herzogs

Article by Adam Montefiore | Published 02/05/14 | Comments (0)

Royal Win...

   
 

FDA Takes Another Look at Caramel Coloring in Soda

Article by Mary Clare Jalonick | Published 01/27/14 | Comments (0)

The Food and Drug Administration says there's no reason to believe that the coloring added to sodas is unsafe. But the agency is taking another ...

   
 

FDA Says Nutrition Facts Label Will Get a Makeover

Article by Mary clare Jalonick | Published 01/24/14 | Comments (0)

After 20 years, the nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover. Knowledge about nutrition has evolved...

   
 

Kosher Barbecue in Rockville Set To Open This Month

Article by BJLife Staff | Published 01/22/14 | Comments (0)

Barbeque, burgers, ribs, chicken and pulled brisket will all come together in just a few weeks, bringing Texas flavor to Rockville within the next few ...

   
 

For College Students Who Keep Kosher, More Campuses Off...

Article by Yair Rosenberg | Published 01/21/14 | Comments (0)

Kosher food is becoming an option at a growing number of schools, from Hillels to dining halls to restaurants ...

   
 

You Don't Have to Be Jewish to Love a Kosher Priso...

Article by Lizette Alvarez | Published 01/21/14 | Comments (0)

MIAMI — Captive diners know that a good meal is hard to find. ...

   
 

When The Vatican Kitchen Went Kosher For A Day

Article by Nicole Winfield | Published 01/20/14 | Comments (0)

Rome rabbi supervised detailed preparations before Pope Francis hosted a d...

   
 

Hershey's To Make 3-D Chocolate Printer

Article by Steve Hargreaves | Published 01/16/14 | Comments (0)

Because apparently Americans don't have easy enough access to junk food, soon getting a candy ba...

   
 

STAR-K on Tu B'Shvat Fruits

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 01/15/14 | Comments (0)

In honor of Tu B’shvat (15th of Shvat, Thursday, Jan 16th, 2014) STAR-K presents the following regarding insect ...

   
 

Bill Suggests Kosher Certificate For Restaurants Open O...

Article by Kobi Nachshoni | Published 01/13/14 | Comments (0)

Proposed law seeks to require Rabbinate to grant kashrut certification to businesses desecr...

   
 

Israel: Agency Pulls 'Fat-shaming' Child Obes...

Article by Itamar Sharon | Published 01/11/14 | Comments (0)

Child specialists: Billboard campaign warning of rising number of overweig...

   
 

Tu Bishvat Goodies: Nutritious Are Also Fattening, Pose...

Article by Judy Siegel | Published 01/09/14 | Comments (0)

Consumers ...

   
 

FDA To Require Vending Machines To Post Calorie Informa...

Article by Tim Williams | Published 01/05/14 | Comments (0)

BALTIMORE — Sweeping changes to the nation’s healthcare will soon impact the snacks you buy from vending machines. The Food &...

   
 

Holiday Sales Woes Spur SodaStream's Worst Annual ...

Article by Gabrielle Coppola | Published 01/05/14 | Comments (0)

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Hold The Cheese: Israelis Sway Domino's To Make Ve...

Article by Eliza Barclay | Published 12/25/13 | Comments (0)

In the U.S., Big Pizza is locked in a battle that's as much a testament to gluttony as it is to food science: How much cheese can you possibly stu...

   
 

Marks & Spencer Say Jewish Staff Do Not Have To Han...

Article by Sandy Rashty | Published 12/22/13 | Comments (0)

Marks & Spencer has confirmed that Jewish employees do not have to serve pork products at tills to its customers, if it goes against their re...