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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...

   
 

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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