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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...

   
 

Oldest Working Kosher Butcher Tells All

Article by Helen Chernikoff | Published 12/22/13 | Comments (0)

At 93, Ernie Fleischman works part-time in a business that’s weaker than the one he entered, but may have bottomed out.&...

   
 

As Wine Fakers Get Sharper, Industry Fights Back

Article by Sarah DiLorenzo | Published 12/08/13 | Comments (0)

An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Cheval Blanc, one of France'...

   
 

Serving Ice Cream to the Morbidly Obese

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 12/05/13 | Comments (0)

This week, the author received the following question from Rochel Weisz, proprietor of Inside Scoop (located in the Gourmet Glatt parking lot):...

   
 

Expert Warns of Underage Drinkers Consuming Cooking Win...

Article by Jim Melwert | Published 12/02/13 | Comments (0)

PHILADELPHIA  — Some teens are turning to the grocery store to get drunk, buying...

   
 

'World's Oldest' Wine Cellar Uncovered i...

Article by Tova Dvorin | Published 11/24/13 | Comments (0)

Israeli and American archaeologists have uncovered what may have been the world's oldest wine cellar in the Galilee, Business S...

   
 

DIY Shechitah: Kosher Slaughter In The Backyard

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/21/13 | Comments (0)

ASHLAND, Ore.   — It’s a crisp fall day in southern Oregon and Josh Shupack, 32, is gently whispering in a chicken&rsq...

   
 

Canadian Rabbi Launches New Kosher Symbol To Assure Bot...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 11/21/13 | Comments (0)

Vancouver, Canada - As the kosher food industry continues to grow annually, one Canadian kashrus agency has decided to add an extra requirement to th...

   
 

Glatt Kosher Steakhouse Fires Waiter Who Overcharged Ch...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/20/13 | Comments (0)

Manhattan, NY - Nov. 19 - The Prime Grill, a Glatt Kosher steakhouse in Midtown East, has fi...

   
 

'Yes We Can!' Forget Booze In A Box, Canned W...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/17/13 | Comments (0)

Wine producers are selling booze in cans to save on packaging costs and app...

   
 

Kosher Knish Factory Fire Leads to Nationwide Knish Sho...

Article by Frank Eltman and Verena Dobnik | Published 11/11/13 | Comments (0)

COPIAGUE, N.Y. — A fire at a factory billed as the world's biggest maker of knishes has created nationwide shock and oy for those who ...

   
 

Kosherfest's 25th Anniversary At The Meadowlands (...

Article by BJLife Staff | Published 11/01/13 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 31 - Kosherfest celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. ...

   
 

Recipe: Homemade Pizza - What's for Dinner?

Article by Bracha Shor | Published 10/31/13 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 23 - What to make for dinner?  What will the kids eat?  What will my husband eat? &...

   
 

Kosher Bottling Day at Star-K Certified Catoctin Creek ...

Article by BJLife/Chaim Rubenstein | Published 10/17/13 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 17 - This past Sunday,  October 13, 2013, Purcellville, VA. Catoctin Creek, Loudoun County, ...

   
 

College Study Finds Oreo Cookies Are As Addictive As Dr...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/15/13 | Comments (0)

If you’ve ever been unable to stop yourself from eating too many Oreo cookies it may not be your...

   
 

Israeli Minister Sounds Alarm on Polish Kosher Slaughte...

Article by Adiv Sterman | Published 10/15/13 | Comments (0)

Shai Piron warns that further rulings against Jewish community could follo...

   
 

The Dramatic Changes in Kosher Retail

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 10/09/13 | Comments (0)

The landscape of kosher retail was dramatically different from what it is today when Kosherfest was launched in 1989. In fact, it is the changes in ret...

   
 

More Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Kosher Chicken, S...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/08/13 | Comments (0)

US - Antibiotic-resistant E. coli were found in chickens from a range of production methods - with the highest numbers in kosher birds -...

   
 

What A Country!

Article by Helen Chernikoff | Published 10/08/13 | Comments (0)

WonderBread gets a hechsher from the OU. Wonder Bread, that squishy, snowy miracle of engineering both...

   
 

Egged Bus Driver Blocks Traffic in Jerusalem to Buy Fal...

Article by Eva Fett | Published 10/08/13 | Comments (0)

An Egged bus driver just couldn’t wait any longer for a good falafel, so he stopped his bus in middle of the street and waited there until a...

   
 

Confusing Sell-By Dates on Food May be Costing You Mone...

Article by Jeff Rossen and Josh Davis | Published 10/08/13 | Comments (0)

Mother of two Jennifer McAdoo tosses any food past the date on the label so her family doesn't get sick....

   
 

Revolutionary: Israel's New Everything-on-Menu-for...

Article by Michal Raz-Chaimovich | Published 10/01/13 | Comments (0)

Cofix opened its first branch in Tel Aviv today, and plans 300 branches within three years....

   
 

Kosher Bottling Day at STAR-K Certified Cacoctin Creek ...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 09/16/13 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Sept. 16 -  STAR-K Certified Catoctin Creek Distilling Company will conduct a BOTTLING DAY for ou...

   
 

Preparing Food on Yom Tov

Article by BaltimoreJewishLife.com/Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff | Published 09/15/13 | Comments (0)

The Torah teaches that although most melachos are forbidden on Yom Tov&l...

   
 

Yom Kippur 5774: Part of the Problem, or Part of the So...

Article by BaltimoreJewishLife.com/Rabbi Eli Glaser, CNWC, CWMC | Published 09/12/13 | Comments (0)

ועל חטא שחטאנו לפנ&...

   
 

Chobani Yogurt Linked to 89 Reports of Illness

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/10/13 | Comments (0)

At least 89 people have reported getting sick after eating Chobani Greek yogurt manufactured in Twin Falls, the Food and Drug Administration reported...

   
 

Israeli Hoteliers Expect Strong Succos Season

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/08/13 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem — There was some concerns by Israel’s tourist industry that this year may be an off year wit...

   
 

Pope to Investigate Poland's Ritual Slaughter Ban

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/02/13 | Comments (0)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into a Polish ban on the ritual kosher slaughter of animals, the president of the ...

   
 

Ultranationalist Politician to Rescue Shechita in Polan...

Article by Philip Boyes | Published 08/25/13 | Comments (0)

Polish politicians have to give Jewish life more room to breathe. But in the same vein, Jewish leader...

   
 

Charedi Chef Revolutionizing Kosher Food

Article by Akiva Novick | Published 08/19/13 | Comments (0)

Yochanan Lambiase has a dream: To make strictly kosher food delici...

   
 

More than 1.7 Tons of Meat Destroyed in Lod, Netanya

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/18/13 | Comments (0)

The Health Ministry announced, Sunday, that it destr...

   
 

Starbucks May Soon Add More Kosher Drinks

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/18/13 | Comments (0)

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Heavy Coffee Consumption Linked to Higher Death Risk

Article by Cathy Payne, USA Today | Published 08/16/13 | Comments (0)

The debate over coffee’s health risks continues to brew. A new study, out Thursday, finds that heavy coffee consumption is associated with a...

   
 

Polish FM Determined to Solve Shechita Crisis

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/14/13 | Comments (0)

WARSAW  ---Polish Foreign Minister, Radoslaw Sikorski told a European rabbinical delegation that Poland’s government ‘&...

   
 

Facebook Feature Can Be Used to Book Reservations

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/13/13 | Comments (0)

Starting this week, you'll be able to use Facebook to book your favorite restaurant on your mobile dev...

   
 

Italian 'Hitler' Wine Sparks Outrage and Con...

Article by Anav Silverman, Tazpit | Published 08/13/13 | Comments (0)

An Italian winery selling a line of Nazi and fascist branded wines has outraged both tourists and Jewish human rights organizations. Under the label ...

   
 

Chocolate May Help Keep Brain Healthy, Sharp in Old Age

Article by Melissa Pandika | Published 08/12/13 | Comments (0)

Older chocoholics may have a new excuse to indulge their cravings: The dark stuff not only soothes the soul, but might also sharpen the mind.&nbs...

   
 

Has the Kosher Cheeseburger Arrived?

Article by Talia Lavin | Published 08/09/13 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK — When the world’s first lab-grown burger was introduced and taste-tested on Monday, the event seemed full of promise fo...

   
 

N.Y. City Asks Top State Court to Review Large-Soda Ban

Article by Chris Dolmetsch | Published 08/05/13 | Comments (0)

New York City asked the state’s highest court to review a decision striking down a local ban ...

   
 

First Reaction: Lab-Made Burger Lacks Flavor

Article by AP | Published 08/05/13 | Comments (0)

The food of the future could do with a pinch of seasoning — and maybe some cheese. <...

   
 

Golders Green Pastry Chef in Kosher Bakery Sacked Over ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/04/13 | Comments (0)

A pastry chef, sacked after he used non-kosher jam while working at a kosher bakery, has won a big compensation payout after employment judges ruled ...

   
 

Experts: Health Risks Higher From Packaged Greens

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/01/13 | Comments (0)

DES MOINES — The outbreak of a stomach bug two states have linked to bagged salad came as little surprise to food safety experts, who say th...

   
 

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling That Halted NYC's Lar...

Article by Joseph Ax | Published 07/30/13 | Comments (0)

New York City'...

   
 

Warning to be Placed on Alcoholic Beverages in Israel

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/30/13 | Comments (0)

A warning will soon be placed on the labels of alcoholic beverages in Israel. The warning will va...

   
 

First Test Tube-Grown Beef Will be Served This Week

Article by Jaymi Mccann and Sophie Borland | Published 07/29/13 | Comments (0)

The world’s first test-tube burger will be s...

   
 

Man Creates Tweeting Toaster

Article by John Roberts | Published 07/28/13 | Comments (0)

Would you like to receive a tweet when your bread is perfectly toasted? Now you can, according to vid...

   
 

NYC Welfare Food Shipped in Barrels to Caribbean, Sold ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/28/13 | Comments (0)

Food-stamp fraud in New York has turned into foreign aid — to black-market profiteers in the Dominican Republic. Last we...

   
 

PepsiCo to No Longer Call Naked Juices 'Natural�...

Article by AP | Published 07/26/13 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK  — PepsiCo Inc. says it will no longer label its Naked juices as being ‘‘all natural,’&r...

   
 

PepsiCo to Enter Premium Water Market with 'Om...

Article by AP | Published 07/26/13 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK - PepsiCo plans to jump into the premium bottled water market with a drink called Om, followin...

   
 

Who Needs Sushi When You Can Have the Newest Comeback K...

Article by Menachem Lubinsky | Published 07/24/13 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK — Sushi may have taken the kosher world by storm, especially since 2000, and many prophesized that it w...

   
 

US Hummus Demand Spikes; Tobacco Farmers Turn to Chickp...

Article by Zach Pontz | Published 07/24/13 | Comments (0)

Israeli-founded US-based Sabra Dipping Company, purveyors of Sabra Hummus, are in need of a few good men to supply them with the chickpeas needed to ...

   
 

OP-ED: Shechita Ban Shows Poland Has a Jewish Problem

Article by Lawrence Grossman | Published 07/24/13 | Comments (0)

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, has a Jewish problem. In a painful affront to the Jewish community, it recently...

   
 

It's Rabbi Versus Rabbi in $17 Billion Dot-Kosher ...

Article by Ellen Rosen & Hugo Miller | Published 07/22/13 | Comments (0)

A battle to control the word “kosher” in Internet addresses is pitting Jewish groups against each other to determine whether a food...

   
 

Video: Israeli Invents Pencil Sharpener Type Device To ...

Article by Moses Gold | Published 07/19/13 | Comments (0)

Who knew that a pencil sharpener can be tweaked to peel vegetables in less than thirty seconds....

   
 

Polish PM to Form Committee to Discuss Kosher Slaughter

Article by Elad Benari | Published 07/18/13 | Comments (0)

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has given his consent to the establishment of a special committee in order to find a solution that would allow kosh...

   
 

Polish PM Has No Plans to Lift Ban on Shechita

Article by Pawel Sobczak | Published 07/16/13 | Comments (0)

Poland's Prime...

   
 

New York Schools Drop First Lady's Lunch Program ...

Article by Tad Cronn | Published 07/10/13 | Comments (0)

Michelle Obama's school lunch program isn't winning many fans among the nation's students or their  parents. ...

   
 

What Are You Serving Your Family During the Nine Days?

Article by A Reader | Published 07/14/13 | Comments (0)

Well, the one time of year our family hates when it comes to dinner time arrives Sunday evening; The Nine Days. I am always at a loss aft...