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STAR-K Statement On Pearlstone Certification Change

Article by Star-K | Published 07/24/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - July 24, 2015 - Star-K has received numerous inquiries as to why kosher certification at the Pearlstone Conference Center has changed from Star-...

   
 

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 both lunch a...

   
 

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 getting di...

   
 

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

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganof... | 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 sheva brachos and serve meat during this week? May ...

   
 

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: Baltimore, MD - July 2, 2015 - The following list is for consumer information only and is accurate at the time of pr...

   
 

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 5775/2015 edition of Kashrus Kurrents.  ...

   
 

Kashrus Alert Star-K - Luna Brand Stuffed Olives with B...

Article by Star-K | Published 07/01/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - July 1, 2015 - Jars of Luna brand Hand Stuffed Olives with Bleu Cheese, and jars of Luna brand Hand Stuffed Olives with Provolone Cheese, bear a...

   
 

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 on the market over the last few month...

   
 

Kashrus Alert (KOF-K) - Lakewood Organics Coconut �...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 06/17/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - June 17, 2015 - The following juice product produced by: LAKEWOOD ORGANICS OF MIAMI, FLORIDA 32 OZ.  COCONUT ‘FRESH PRESSED’ J...

   
 

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. The agriculture ministry has ordered th...

   
 

STAR-K Certification to Host Two Summer Kashrus Trainin...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 06/08/15 | Comments (0)

The 12th Annual STAR-K Kashrus Training Program will take place in STAR-K’s Baltimore, Maryland offices, July 13-16, 2015. This intensive, widely acclaime...

   
 

Halachically Speaking: Breakfast Cereals and their Brac...

Article by Rabbi Moishe D. Lebovits Rabbi... | 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 to eat breakf...

   
 

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) conducted a s...

   
 

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 the vege...

   
 

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 olive dip. Some...

   
 

Star-K: Keeping You Kurrent - May 2015

Article by Star-K | Published 06/01/15 | Comments (0)

  Carrots & Peppers from Israel - Please be aware that carrots (e.g., Dorot Farms brand), peppers, and other vegetables from Israel are consistently ...

   
 

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 keep its entire...

   
 

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 thejewishgift@yahoo.com Th...

   
 

Serving Dairy Bread on Shavuos

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

What about small amounts, and does the prohibition apply only to bread? Question #1: The Whey to Celebrate Shavuos! “May I add dairy ingredients to bre...

   
 

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 consult. During a Hig...

   
 

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 of both below. For more information pl...

   
 

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 to sales that may b...

   
 

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 said this w...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert:: Carrots/Peppers and Other Vegeta...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 05/06/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - March 19, 2015 - Kashrus Alert:  Carrots are being sold in Baltimore produce stores that state “Product of Israel” on the bag. ...

   
 

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” in the city. Ac...

   
 

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 period to a Jewish school, nursing home and numerous private residences The owners of a Jewish but...

   
 

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-Shaap). How do they d...

   
 

Kashrus Alert from cRc - Kasia's Potato & Bac...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/24/15 | Comments (0)

Kasia’s Potato & Bacon Pierogi bears an unauthorized cRc on the label. While there are many other Kasia’s products that are indeed certified by ...

   
 

Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler Revisits the Question of Kosher...

Article by BJLife/Isaac Draiman | Published 04/23/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD  - April 23, 2015 - It is well known that when the Posek Hador, Rav Moshe Feinstein, Zatza”l, wrote his famous Teshuva in Igros Moshe E...

   
 

Australian Companies Remove Kashrut Certifications Over...

Article by JTA | Published 04/20/15 | Comments (0)

Rumors of terror links prompt food companies to remove all symbols of religious oversight from packaging A number of companies in Australia have removed koshe...

   
 

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 BaltimoreJewishLife.com interview on Thursday, April 16, with Umami Bistro owner, John; “At the...

   
 

KFP or Not KFP? That is the Question!

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 04/02/15 | Comments (0)

As I sit in my cozy glass cubicle at STAR-K Kosher Certification, I realize as private as it is, it is not impervious to the cacophony of multiple simultaneous ...

   
 

STAR-K/Kollel Los Angeles 2015 Passover Directory Is SO...

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

It is STILL available as a digital app for Smartphone and Tablet Users: BOTH FREE AND PAID VERSIONS ARE AVAILABLE Follow directions below for access Google Pl...

   
 

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 edition of Kashrus Kurrents.  ...

   
 

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 that one should have more delicacies on ...

   
 

Insights Into Halacha: The Quinoa - Kitniyos Conundrum ...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yehuda Spitz | Published 03/26/15 | Comments (0)

Generally, this time of year is the busiest for Rabbonim the world over; fielding questions on every aspect of the myriad and complex halachos of Pesach observ...

   
 

STARTING NOW TeleKosher Webinar - PASSOVER PRODUCTS

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/25/15 | Comments (0)

STARTING NOW Wednesday March 25, 2015, 12 Noon ET PASSOVER PRODUCTS! What Needs a Passover Certification, and What Doesn't? Discuss Fro...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - Snapple

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/24/15 | Comments (0)

Please be advised that while OK Kosher certifies many Snapple products, not all are Kosher certified. CRANBERRY RASPBERRY JUICE DRINK is no longer certifed. ...

   
 

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 Pesach, you might want to go to Umami Bistro ...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert: Bagged Lettuce

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/20/15 | Comments (0)

Bagged Lettuce  Please note that due to current insect infestation brought about by the changing seasons, many of the Star-K bagged lettuces that normall...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Kashrus Alert - Hill's Pres...

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

Some varieties of Hill's Prescription Diet Pet Foods have been reformulated and now contain chometz, although they are listed in the Star-K Passover Guide....

   
 

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.   These following products are NOT KOF-K certified and may be NON Kos...

   
 

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 kosher was buying an Empire chicken, one of the first...

   
 

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 the change in brittl...

   
 

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 invites you to join its Annual Wine Tasting and Sale...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Ellee's Granola

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

Baltimore, MD - March 11, 2015 - Ellee's Granola Company, Doral, FL, maker of Ellee's cookies and granolas, is no longer under Star-D certification.&n...

   
 

A Daily Pesach Preview III

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 03/11/15 | Comments (0)

29. Cars must be thoroughly cleaned and searched for Chametz as well. If one has cleaned the car completely before the night of the 14th, then some are of th...

   
 

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 kosher po...

   
 

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, regretfully, contai...

   
 

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 with roasted...

   
 

STAR-K Speakers Bureau Travels Near and Far to Bring Ka...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 02/23/15 | Comments (0)

 It was not Rabbi Mayer Kurcfeld’s first time in South Bend, Indiana, when he traveled there on January 27. Although the STAR-K Kashrus Administrator...

   
 

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 state-of...

   
 

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 — and was served a cold...

   
 

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 settling in the heart of Manhattan by t...

   
 

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 cheese easily...

   
 

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 news in previous years. The new “kitni...

   
 

In Honor Of Tu B'shvat STAR-K Presents Insect Chec...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 02/04/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Feb. 3 - In honor of Tu B’shvat (15th of Shvat, Feb 4th) STAR-K presents the following regarding insect checking  poster: ...

   
 

Star-K Parve/Dairy Alert - Seven Mile Market Macaroni ...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 01/28/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 28 - Several containers of Seven Mile Market Garden Macaroni Salad, sold in Seven Mile Market, Baltimore, Maryland, bearing a Star-K Pareve...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Clearly Kombucha Classic Grape P...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 01/16/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 16 - Packages of Clearly Kombucha Classic Grape Probiotic Elixir bear an unauthorized Star-K symbol. Corrective action is being taken. &nbs...

   
 

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

Article by BJLife Israel Newsroom | Published 01/13/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 13 -  Star-K Kosher Certification is pleased to announce the arrival of the Winter 5775/2015 edition of Kashrus Kurrents.  Inside...

   
 

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 presented him ...

   
 

Star-K Shmittah Alert: Produce from Israel Being Sold i...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 01/02/15 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan 2 - Please be aware that fruits and vegetables from Israel are being sold in the Baltimore area and across the U.S. For example, Star-K has...

   
 

Happening Now!: Do Kosher Agencies Get Along? Join STA...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 12/31/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Dec. 30 - Do Kosher agencies get along? What do Kosher agencies discuss when they get together?        &nbs...

   
 

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 as refuge...

   
 

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                   Based ...

   
 

Statement of Agudath Israel of America on Polish Ruling...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 12/10/14 | Comments (0)

 Agudath Israel of America, a national Orthodox Jewish organization, hails the decision of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal to overrule the country'...

   
 

Polish Court Overturns Ban On 'Shechita'

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

Warsaw, Poland - Poland’s constitutional court on Wednesday overturned a ban on the ritual slaughter of animals which had affected the Jewish and Muslim...

   
 

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 sufganiyot around Chanukah time; I look forward to them all year. But as I&rsquo...

   
 

OK Certification Annual Mashgiach Conference

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/01/14 | Comments (0)

Last week, on 2 Kislev (November 24), OK Kosher Certification held its annual Mashgiach Conference at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn, NY. Ove...

   
 

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 not kosher....

   
 

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 kosher, it has beco...

   
 

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 most challenging food service supervision, to date--The Jewish Federat...

   
 

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 Organizations) Vaadim Conference held November 3-4, at t...

   
 

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’ for having to choose between following God and sinning to survive HARTFORD, Conn. —...

   
 

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 If you keep kosher, and enjoy eatin...

   
 

Chief Rabbinate Warns of Pita Kashrut Forgery

Article by Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar | Published 11/06/14 | Comments (0)

'Dr. Pita' exposed to be using packaging of others, as imported cheese also found to have forged its kashrut certificate. The Chief Rabbinate's ...

   
 

STAR-K Takes Kashrus Training Program on the Road to Be...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 11/05/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Nov. 6 -  On October 21-23, STAR-K Kashrus Administrators traveled to Lakewood, New Jersey, to present their Kashrus Training Program to tw...

   
 

Noon Today - KOSHER: It's Just Not About Milk And ...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/29/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 28 - Join STAR-K’s next Telekosher Conference on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, NOON ET to learn more about STAR-K’s out of the b...

   
 

Kosher Butcher In Germany Admits Selling Non-kosher Mea...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/20/14 | Comments (0)

A kosher butcher in Frankfurt, Germany, admitted in court that he sold doctored tons of non-kosher meat for years as glatt kosher. A verdict is expected next ...

   
 

Star-K Alert: 2nd Alert on GE Ovens & Ranges - Temp...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/14/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 14 - For those consumers who had unexpected GE oven shutdowns over the last two holidays, here is a workaround to avoid this problem:Enter ...

   
 

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 “Conflict Kitchen,” whose rotating menu features items that are culturally unique to coun...

   
 

Read Star-K's Newest Kashrus Kurrents

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 10/06/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 6 -  Star-K Kosher Certification is pleased to announce the arrival of the Fall 5575/2014 edition of Kashrus Kurrents.  Inside th...

   
 

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 laws. "I'm 2...

   
 

If After All The Nissim Of The Last Few Weeks You Still...

Article by BJLife/Rabbo Sholom Tendler | Published 08/21/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Aug. 21 - One of my younger brothers is currently learning in the Mir Yerushalyim. The Yeshiva has a summer program in which they take the bochu...

   
 

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 growing number of US rabbis are engaged in advancing extra-halachic moral...

   
 

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 cRc only ...

   
 

Insights Into Halacha: Weighty Waiting Options

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

A previous article, Ma’aseh Avos = Halacha L’Ma’aseh, showcased that the Torah’s description of even simple actions of our great forefat...

   
 

Separating Challah when the Owner is not Observant

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

This week’s article is dedicated in celebration of the birth of Avigayil Tova By her grandparents, Dr. Esther and Dr. Bob Libman Clara and Murray Shore...

   
 

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? Overview of Glatt Kosher Meat for the US Market What should a consumer know abou...

   
 

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 Rockville, MD, is o...

   
 

STAR-K Certification Launches STAR-K Kosher Classroom a...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 05/22/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - May 2014 - Earlier this month, STAR-K Kosher Certification was represented at the sold-out Torah Umesorah 58th Annual National Leadership Conven...

   
 

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. Women took the Chief Rabbinate’s exams to become kashrut inspectors f...

   
 

Revisiting Concentrated Grape Juice Again

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman | Published 05/02/14 | Comments (0)

The issue of using grape juice from concentrate for Kiddush has been a subject that has gone back and forth many times.  Rav Shlomo Zalman wrote a respon...

   
 

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 population...

   
 

Kashrus Alert: Easta la Vista Announces New Hashgacha

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/25/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD  - Apr. 25 - Rabbi Y. Zvi Weiss, Rav of Ohr HaChaim, has advised BaltimoreJewishLife.com that, effective immediaetely, Easta la Vista Restaur...

   
 

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 to our attention that the hungry...

   
 

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 credit affiliate ...

   
 

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 ban on non-pork me...

   
 

STAR-K: The Most Important One-Page (2-Sided) of Pesac...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/05/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apri. 5 - Click here to view and print the STAR-K's one-page (2-sided) page of Pesach products that do not require additional hashgacha for...