Login  

Register  

 

Nestle To Buy Rest Of Israeli Foodmaker Osem For $840.5...

Article by Reuters | Published 02/04/16 | Comments (0)

Tel Aviv - Nestle has agreed to buy out shareholders of Osem for about $840 million (573.46 million pound) and take the Israeli fo...

   
 

Lawrence's Brach's Kosher Supermarket to Clos...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/03/16 | Comments (0)

...

   
 

Happy Tu B'Shvat - Star-K Presents a Handy Guide t...

Article by Star-K | Published 01/24/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD – Jan. 21, 2016 - In honor of Tu’Bshvat some people have a custom of eating various frui...

   
 

USDA: Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

Article by USDA | Published 01/22/16 | Comments (0)

Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency ...

   
 

The Perks of Baltimore’s Towson Town Center&rsquo...

Article by BJLife/Isaac Draiman | Published 01/21/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - January 21, 2016 - Entrepreneur Asher Charbit’s ...

   
 

Masbia: Food Supplies Low As Storm Approaches

Article by AP | Published 01/21/16 | Comments (0)

Brooklyn, NY - The New York City charity Masbia (MAHZ’-bee-uh) says the grocery bags it’s distributing to families before the stor...

   
 

Public Clash Between First Lady, School Lunch Chiefs En...

Article by AP | Published 01/19/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - A bipartisan Senate agreement would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more flexibil...

   
 

Pariser’s Bakery Now Serving a Taste of Home to A...

Article by BJLife/Margie Pensak | Published 01/06/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - January 5, 2015 - American olim and Israeli natives, alike, are in for a real treat b...

   
 

Important Kashrus Notice for Dunkin Donuts from Rabbi S...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Sholom Salfer | Published 01/04/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 4, 2016 - The two Dunkin Donuts stores located at 1508 & 7000 Reistersto...

   
 

Fettuccine A. and Halacha

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 12/23/15 | Comments (0)

BACKGROUND OF THE DISH The origin of this halachic question takes place in Western Europe—more specifically in Rome, Ita...

   
 

Major NYC Hospital Reshuffles Kosher Program

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/14/15 | Comments (0)

New York – The news that the Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan would cease to offer kosher meals out of its kosher kitchen caught many...

   
 

Of Donuts

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff | Published 11/29/15 | Comments (0)

Question #1: Challah on donuts “Is there a requirement to separate ...

   
 

Why Diets Don’t Work: Healthy Foods Vary By Indiv...

Article by AFP | Published 11/28/15 | Comments (0)

A healthy food for one person may lead another to gain weight, ...

   
 

Insights Into Halacha: Thanksgiving: Harmless Holiday o...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yehuda Spitz | Published 11/19/15 | Comments (0)

One of the interesting aspects of being American and living in the ‘Medinashel Ches...

   
 

Kosher Products Continue To Shine At Kosherfest (Videos...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 11/12/15 | Comments (0)

Secaucus, NJ - With over 400 booths featuring products from around the globe, cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, exhibits, samples and much m...

   
 

Prosecutors Investigate Olive Oil Makers For Selling Or...

Article by AP | Published 11/10/15 | Comments (0)

Italy - Prosecutors are investigating seven olive oil producers for fraudulently selling ordinary olive oil as highly prized extra-virgin. ...

   
 

Israeli Researchers Make Wine From Bible-Era Grapes

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/29/15 | Comments (0)

JTA — A team of Israeli researchers has created a white wine made from grapes indigenous to Israel. The researchers, base...

   
 

Hot Dog Makers, Meat Sellers Shake Off WHO Cancer Repor...

Article by AP | Published 10/27/15 | Comments (0)

New York - Hot dog makers and meat sellers say a report from the World Health Organization labeling wieners, and other processed meats as cancer-caus...

   
 

Stocking “Some” Kosher Products May Not be ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/18/15 | Comments (0)

Chicago – An increasing number of kosher consumers want more than a smattering of kosher products on grocery shelves, even if has such basic...

   
 

Supermarkets Learn About “New” Kosher Stand...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/18/15 | Comments (0)

New York – Andre had just heard a mouthful about kosher, a concept he thought he fully grasped. After all, he was not prepared to hear one o...

   
 

The Hidden Cost of your Drinking Habit

Article by Christopher Ingraham | Published 10/16/15 | Comments (0)

It's Friday, and let's face it: If you're not hungover at work this morning, you're probably wishing you were. My personal favorit...

   
 

Umami Bistro Sold; Will Reopen as Non-Kosher

Article by BJL Staff | Published 10/09/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 9, 2015 - Umami has announced that it will be closing its doors on Oct. 15th. The popular eatery has ...

   
 

It's Old News - Again: Yoshon Season Has Officiall...

Article by Star-K | Published 09/25/15 | Comments (0)

Yoshon season has officially started. Many people get confused about wha...

   
 

Former Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years In Prison For Outbreak...

Article by AP | Published 09/21/15 | Comments (0)

Albany, GA - A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest ...

   
 

Coca-Cola: IRS Says We Owe $3.3 Billion In Back Taxes

Article by AP | Published 09/18/15 | Comments (0)

New York -  Coca-Cola says it was notified by the IRS that it owes $3.3 billion more in federal taxes, as well as interest, for 2007 to 2009...

   
 

Caffeine Intake in Afternoon Can Mess Up Your Clock

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/18/15 | Comments (0)

It’s a fact. Orthodox Jews love coffee. We drink it in the morning, and we drink it in the afternoon. Some of us drink it in the evening ...

   
 

Virus in Cattle Linked to Breast Cancer in Women

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/17/15 | Comments (0)

Researchers have established for the first time a link between the bo...

   
 

OU: Splenda is Considered Mevushal for Shabbos

Article by Rabbi Gavriel Price, RC, Ingredient Registry | Published 09/16/15 | Comments (0)

In a previous article we explained that instant coffee, even flavored Nescafe, can be prepared in a kli sheini that is yad soledes bo. This is becaus...

   
 

Tnuva Mistakenly Delivers Treif Fish to Stores Ahead of...

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

Just days ahead of Rosh Hashanah, with many Israelis buying fish ahead of Rosh Hashanah, a major kashrus blunder was detected on Sunday, 22 Elul. Tnuva...

   
 

Fixed: Fanta Website Puts Israel Back on Map

Article by Tova Dvorin | Published 09/03/15 | Comments (0)

Israel reappears among the list of Eurasian countries carrying the beverage on the Fanta homepage following Arutz Sheva news report....

   
 

Structure Unearthed in Yerushalayim May Be 'Even H...

Article by Glen Silver | Published 09/01/15 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - Archaeologists who recently unearthed a pyramid-shaped staircase abutting the 2,000 year-old Second Temple stepped street in the City of ...

   
 

CRC: Illinois Milk Legislation A Prelude To Greater Fed...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 08/27/15 | Comments (0)

Chicago, IL - Newly enacted legislation signed recently by the governor of Illinois may be just the first step in a greater movement to ensure the ka...

   
 

Rechovot's International (Kosher) Food Festival Is...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/27/15 | Comments (0)

The organizers of the “Taste the World” international food festival in Rehovot billed the event as kosher. When Chief Rabbinate of ...

   
 

Trump Vows Never To Eat Oreos Again, Citing Move To Mex...

Article by AP | Published 08/26/15 | Comments (0)

Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeated his claim Tuesday evening that he would stop eating Oreos, citing the cookie maker&...

   
 

Doctors Recommend Early Exposure To Prevent Peanut Alle...

Article by AP | Published 08/26/15 | Comments (0)

Chicago - A pediatricians’ group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before the...

   
 

Chicago Rabbinical Council Helps Pass Kosher Milk Legis...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/25/15 | Comments (0)

On Thursday, August 6, after months of concerted effort by the leadership of the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc), Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate ...

   
 

Study: Extreme Picky Eating May Portend Mental Health P...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/05/15 | Comments (0)

New York - Preschoolers who are extremely picky eaters may also be more prone to mental health problems, a study suggests. Children...

   
 

'Roving Rabbis' Spread Across Montana On Kosh...

Article by AP | Published 08/02/15 | Comments (0)

Helena, MT - Two young Orthodox rabbis have traded their studies in Brooklyn for the back roads of Montana, where they are teaching the far-flung fai...

   
 

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...

   
 

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...