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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...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert- Five Reasons Why Everyone Needs a...

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

  Historical Pesach Medicine Lists Before and during Pesach the phones at Kashrus agencies are typically ringing off the hook with Shailos rega...

   
 

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

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

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 4 - 10 Most Common Questions Sephardim are asking STAR-S this Pesach  1. Which rice can I buy for Passover? We have certified...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Royal Caterers, Crest Hollow Cou...

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

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 4 - Effective April 1, 2014, Royal Caterers of Fresh Meadows, NY is no longer certified by STAR-K Kosher Certification. This includes ...

   
 

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

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yehuda Spitz | Published 04/04/14 | 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 observa...

   
 

STAR-K Pesach IPHONE APP Live in APP Store

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/01/14 | Comments (0)

 STAR-K /Kollel Los Angeles Announce FIRST-EVER  Passover Medicines & Cosmetics Guide App Available for Online Purchase    &nbs...

   
 

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

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Elchonon Oberstei... | 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 side. Below my artic...

   
 

STAR-K /Kollel Los Angeles Announce FIRST-EVER Passover...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 03/25/14 | Comments (0)

STAR-K /Kollel Los Angeles Announce FIRST-EVER  Passover Medicines & Cosmetics Guide App Available for Online Purchase   Ma Nishtana? Why will...

   
 

Spilling the Beans

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

Questions: Is Cottonseed Oil kitniyos? I know that, in America, everyone uses cottonseed oil on Pesach. However, when I was in Israel for Pesach I was told th...

   
 

Where Oh Where Can I Get My Passover Rice?

Article by Judah Levi | Published 03/24/14 | Comments (0)

 Is all rice Kosher for Pesach for Sephardim? Rice for Pesach with no kashrut concerns is no simple feat. One of the greatest ongoing challenges for Sepha...

   
 

How Do We Make Kosher Wine?

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganof... | Published 03/19/14 | Comments (0)

Kashrus is significant to this week’s parsha, and right after Purim and beginning our Pesach preparations. This seems like the perfect week to discuss: Ho...

   
 

STAR-S Passover Kitniyot Selection Grows Again This Yea...

Article by Star-K/Judah Levi | Published 03/19/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Mar. 19 - When the major American Kashrut agencies were developing, the Sephardic communities were not well-represented in American Jewish commu...

   
 

The Story Of Star K Passover Quinoa

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 03/18/14 | Comments (0)

WHAT IS QUINOA? Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa) is a species of seeds of the Chenopodium or “goosefoot” family, and is botanically related to spinach.  It was...

   
 

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 continue to de...

   
 

Today at Noon ET: TeleKosher Webinar- This Bugs (Webina...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 02/26/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Feb. 10 - This Wednesday February 26th, 2014, 12 Noon ET, Star-K presents yet another in a series of informative TeleKosher Webin...

   
 

Bennett Planning Wide Kashrut Reforms Aimed At Bolsteri...

Article by Yair Ettinger | Published 02/18/14 | Comments (0)

Some moderate Orthodox groups welcome the changes, but others said all it does is tighten the Chief Rabbinate's stranglehold on religious services in Israe...

   
 

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 diets consist...

   
 

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 slaughter in the ...

   
 

Poland's Chief Rabbi Suspends Aide Amid Kosher Sla...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/13/14 | Comments (0)

Amid reports that kosher slaughter is continuing in Poland despite its prohibition, the country’s chief rabbi suspended an aide who appears to have misr...

   
 

Kosher Slaughter Without Stunning Banned In Denmark

Article by Mitch Stern | Published 02/13/14 | Comments (0)

Copenhagen, Denmark – Religious slaughter of animals without stunning them first is now banned in Denmark, bringing into question the religious freedom ...

   
 

'Heimishe' Kosher Visits STAR-K (Photo Essay ...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 02/10/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Feb. 9 - STAR-K Kosher Certification recently held its first Winter Kashrus Training Program for a group of mashgichim from New York. The partic...

   
 

OK Kosher Wins Exclusive Right To Dot-Kosher Domain

Article by Lauren Rothman and Helen Chern... | Published 02/06/14 | Comments (0)

Most of the websites we log onto daily end in a few recognizable strings of letters like dot-com, dot-org, maybe sometimes a dot-edu. Soon you might find your...

   
 

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 and religious needs and expects to welcome 20,000 Jews for the Olympics The city of Sochi, u...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Ancient Harvest Quinoa Mac &...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 02/04/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Feb.  4 - Ancient Harvest Quinoa Mac & Cheese has been reformulated and is no longer being produced kosher. Boxes that bear the Star-D ...

   
 

Israel Moves To Make Kashrut Process More Kosher

Article by Kobi Nachshoni | Published 02/03/14 | Comments (0)

Supervisors will be employed by external companies instead of restaurant owners, eliminating possibility of conflict of interest, turning blind eye to shortc...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Whirlpool Built-in Wall Ovens

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 01/30/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 30 - In some models of STAR-K certified Whirlpool built-in wall ovens, there may be a problem with opening the oven door on Shabbos & Y...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Swiss Mix from Barcelona Nut Pr...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 01/23/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 23 -  Barcelona Nut Processing Co., Baltimore, MD. Swiss Mix manufactured by Barcelona Nut Processing Co., mistakenly bears the S...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Polar Mixed Fruits in Cherry Fla...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 01/23/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, Md - Jan. 23  -Polar brand Mixed Fruits in Cherry Flavor bears an unauthorized STAR-K symbol. Corrective action is being taken....

   
 

Israel To Create Kashrut Supervision Authority

Article by Shlomo Cesana | Published 01/21/14 | Comments (0)

Plans aims to end the practice of business and restaurant owners paying kashrut inspectors directly • Inspectors to be paid by central authority, working...

   
 

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 delegation of Argentine rabbis VATICAN CITY — For just one day, the kitchen of t...

   
 

STAR-K Hosts J.E.W. Seminar

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 01/20/14 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Jan. 20 - On Wednesday, January 8, STAR-K Kosher Certification’s Baltimore offices hosted a seminar for Jewish Experience Week (J.E.W.). T...

   
 

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 checking instructions: When applicable, g...

   
 

RCC's 'Unparalleled Review and Transparency&#...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 01/03/14 | Comments (0)

Los Angeles, CA - Jan. 3 - Leading national kashrus officials have showered high praise on the Rabbinical Council of California (RCC)  for implementing tou...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Mr. Omelette

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 12/31/13 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Dec. 31 - Mr. Omelette Caterers, of the Baltimore/Washington area, is advertising that they are certified by STAR-K Kosher Certification. In fac...

   
 

New 'Kashrut Police' Planned By Religious Aff...

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 12/30/13 | Comments (0)

Bill backed by chief rabbi would grant state kashrut inspectors new enforcement powers, along with badges and uniforms A government bill presented to the Kness...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - Egg Beaters

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 12/27/13 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Dec. 27 - OK Kosher Certification has just issued a Kashrus Advisory for Egg Beaters Liquid Egg Product - Southwestern Style. Product still on ...

   
 

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’s ear. “We&rsqu...

   
 

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 their kashr...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Barcelona Nut Processing Co.

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 11/13/13 | Comments (0)

Barcelona Nut Processing Co. * Chocolate Covered Peanuts * Honey Roasted Cashews The above two products, manufactured by Barcelona Nut Processing ...

   
 

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 retail that ...

   
 

Kashrus Alert: Chocolatte

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 10/09/13 | Comments (0)

Brooklyn, NY - Oct. 9 - Please be advised that as of today, Oct. 9, 2013, OK Kosher Certification has revoked certification of CHOCOLATTE located at 792 Eastern...

   
 

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 gastronomic and financial – the company that orig...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Price Chopper Tuscan White Bean ...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 10/07/13 | Comments (0)

Price Chopper brand Tuscan White Bean Hummus bears an unauthorized Star-K symbol. This product is not kosher. The product is being recalled.   ...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - Mott's Apple White Grape Juice

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 09/12/13 | Comments (0)

Please be advised that   Mott’s Apple White Grape JuiceSold byDr. Pepper Snapple Group(St. Louis, MO) Was mistakenly labeled with the OK ko...

   
 

Star-K Kashrus Alert - Cambridge & Thames Honey Roa...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 09/11/13 | Comments (0)

Cambridge & Thames (C&T) Honey Roasted Peanuts mistakenly bears the STAR-K symbol. In fact, it should bear the STAR-D symbol and is Dairy/Non-Cholov Yis...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - M. Shatila Gourmet Mediterranean Sweets

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 08/30/13 | Comments (0)

Effective immediately, August 30th, 2013, due to Kashrus violations, M. Shatila Gourmet Mediterranean Sweets (baklava and pastry items) is no lon...

   
 

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 leaders need to give Poles a chance - knee-jerk accusations of ...

   
 

UPDATED: Kashrus Alert - Avenue K Deli

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 08/23/13 | Comments (0)

Effective immediately,  Avenue K Deli, located at the Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217, is no longer STAR-K certified due to chamge i...

   
 

Israel: New Hotline to Sniff Out Rot in Kosher Supervis...

Article by Yehuda Shlezinger | Published 08/21/13 | Comments (0)

Habayit Hayehudi seeks to put an end to the kosher supervision racket, in which corrupt supervisors take money without doing their jobs • Anonymous hotli...

   
 

It's Never Too Early to Start Saving Up for Pesach...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 08/19/13 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Aug 2013 - When we prepare to celebrate our freedom from Egyptian slavery on Pesach, the last thing we want to do is enslave ourselves to debt i...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - Madhouse Munchies

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 08/19/13 | Comments (0)

KASHRUS ALERT from the OK Please be advised that MADHOUSE MUNCHIES Creamy French Onion Kettle Cooked Potato Chipssold by MADHOUSE MUNCHIES, INC. (South Burling...

   
 

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 ‘’is determined to f...

   
 

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 for environmentalis...

   
 

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 he had be...

   
 

STAR-K Kosher Certification Hosts Back-to-Back Training...

Article by Star-K/Margie Pensak | Published 07/19/13 | Comments (0)

Is a kosher caterer’s non-Jewish chef allowed to squeeze the juice of fresh grapes into the food he is preparing for an event? Questions such as these, an...

   
 

Israeli Premier Phones European Leaders After Ban

Article by AP | Published 07/17/13 | Comments (0)

JERUSALEM  — Israel's prime minister has talked with a series of European leaders a day after the announcement of a decision on a European fun...

   
 

Star-K Issues New Edition of Kashrus Kurents

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 07/15/13 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD- July 15 - The Star-K has just published the Summer 5773-2013  Kashrus Kurrents which may be found in BaltimoreJewishLife.com Extra. Click o...

   
 

Poland's Chief Rabbi Threatens to Resign Over Shec...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/15/13 | Comments (0)

Poland’s chief rabbi said he will resign if a definitive ban on kosher slaughter is imposed in the country. “I cannot imagine serving as chief rabb...

   
 

Emunah Sues Chief Rabbinate to Allow Female Kosher Supe...

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

JERUSALEM  — Emunah sued Israel’s Chief Rabbinate to compel the body to recognize the kosher supervision certificate offered for the first ...

   
 

Kosher Chicken Shortage, Steep Price Hikes Following Cl...

Article by Alexanadra Bosanac | Published 07/05/13 | Comments (0)

Canadian kosher chicken consumers are facing shortages and steep price hikes following the closure of one of the country’s two suppliers, as efforts get...

   
 

Central PA Kosher Mart to Have Lancaster Branch Open in...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 07/04/13 | Comments (0)

Lancaster, PA – July 4, 2013 - Central PA’S Koshermart, which has provided kosher food in Central Pennsylvania for over 17 years, is opening this Au...

   
 

Rabbinate Regulates Burekas Shapes

Article by Aaron Kalman | Published 06/12/13 | Comments (2)

Dairy and nondairy pastries to have different looks — for kashrut’s sake — and those who don’t comply could lose their certification ...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - Value Naturals Salt Water Taffy

Article by Star-K | Published 06/10/13 | Comments (1)

Value Naturals Brand Assorted Salt Water Taffy distributed by International FoodSource LLC of Dover, NJ, is dairy and bears an unauthorized Star-K Kosher s...

   
 

Kosher Meets Industrial Food at Enzymes, Acids

Article by Emery P. Dalesio | Published 05/26/13 | Comments (0)

Orthodox Rabbi Pinchas Herman's duties have him rappelling inside a two-story-tall stainless steel tank at a factory that makes enzymes for food products...

   
 

Two Restaurants Drop RCC After Doheny Scandal

Article by Jonah Lowenfeld | Published 05/23/13 | Comments (0)

Less than two months after a private investigator videotaped the owner of Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat Market allegedly bringing unsupervised animal products into...

   
 

Star-K Notice on Central PA Kosher Mart/3 G's Pizz...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 05/23/13 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - May 23 - From the Star-K as of 3:30 PM, this afternoon: Hershey Park: Concessions now open for business and continues to be certified by the St...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - Trader Joe's Goat's Milk Ched...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 05/23/13 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - May 23 - Please be advised that Trader Joe's Goat's Milk Cheddar Cheese bears an unauthorized COR.   The COR takes no responsibi...

   
 

Magen Tzedek, Ethical Kosher Seal, Stalled Amid Orthodo...

Article by Seth Berkman | Published 05/20/13 | Comments (1)

Four Years After Launch, Little Visible Progress Made Robert Kaiser, a science teacher from New Hampshire with an interest in finding ethically produced kosh...

   
 

Kosher Stand in Dutch Wonderland Closed

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 05/13/13 | Comments (1)

  Lancaster, PA - May 13  - Its official. No more kosher in Dutch Wonderland As of May 8, 2013 our location at Dutch Wonderland is closed.  We ...

   
 

New in Tel Aviv: Tech-Friendly Kosher Certificate

Article by Maayana Miskin | Published 05/12/13 | Comments (0)

Religious Services officials in Tel Aviv have introduced a new service that allows diners to check restaurants’ kosher certification for themselves. The s...

   
 

Mishpacha Magazine - Keep it Kosher (Part 1 of 2)

Article by Eytan Kobre for Mishpacha Maga... | Published 05/10/13 | Comments (0)

What’s really going on in the kashrus industry of 2013? Five of North America’s top kashrus experts step up to the plate for a candid look on what...

   
 

Kosher Kitchens in Hotels Presents Challenges for Some ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/09/13 | Comments (0)

Santa Monica, CA -  The Loews Hotel in Santa Monica features one of an estimated 40 designated kosher kitchens in the US. As many as 10 hotels have respon...

   
 

Video: How J2-Kosher Jerusalem Pizza is Made

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 05/07/13 | Comments (1)

We went to one of the few places in Jerusalem that people claim make “real american” pizza – J2 in Har Nof. The irony of the name aside, we ac...

   
 

Gillibrand, Crowley Announce Legislation to Increase Ko...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 04/25/13 | Comments (0)

Gillibrand-Crowley Legislation Requires USDA to Target, Label, and Increase Kosher Meals to Meet Growing Demand Washington, DC - April 25, 2013 – U.S. Se...

   
 

Poland to Reintroduce Kosher Shechita Practices

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/25/13 | Comments (0)

The Polish government has drafted regulations aimed at reducing animals’ suffering and permitting kosher and halal slaughter.  In December 2012 the ...

   
 

TODAY at Noon! Star-K TeleKosher Conference: To Buy or ...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 04/24/13 | Comments (0)

TODAY - Wednesday, April 24, 2013, Noon EST To Buy or Not to Buy Buying after Pesach - Shopping for Chometz at your Local Supermarket  with Rabbi Boruch...

   
 

A Leading Kosher Symbol is Used in Europe on 'Pork...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/23/13 | Comments (0)

London — Unlike their American counterparts, kashrus agencies in Europe have not been faced with a significant misuse of their kosher symbols. In the US, ...

   
 

Kashrus Alert - Yolavie Yogurt in Towson

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 04/17/13 | Comments (2)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 17 - According to Rabbi Richard Levine of the OU the YOLAVIE frozen yogurt store in Towson Town Center, or any other location, is not certi...

   
 

Ner LeElef and STAR-K Hold Kashrus Training Program in ...

Article by BJLife Staff | Published 04/16/13 | Comments (0)

  Baltimore, MD - Apr. 16 - Last week, a group of 30 participants in B.M.G.’s Ner LeElef program, which trains yungaleit to assume leadership positi...

   
 

Jewish Drug Lord Sues Prison Chief for Denial of Kosher...

Article by Rob Cooper | Published 04/15/13 | Comments (0)

A drugs baron jailed for trying to smuggle £35million worth of cocaine into Britain is suing his prison for not giving him kosher food. Orthodox Jew S...

   
 

Polish Prosecutors Decline to Investigate Shechitah

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/14/13 | Comments (0)

WARSAW, Poland  -- Prosecutors in Bialystok declined to open an investigation into Jewish ritual slaughter in the northeastern town of Tykocin. Pro...

   
 

The Numbers Are In - OU Had a Busy Pesach

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 04/11/13 | Comments (0)

Disseminating knowledge was an organizational effort The period between Passover and the Festival of Shavuot is a time of numbers for the Jewish people, with t...

   
 

Doheny Kosher Meats New Supervisor Offers Update

Article by Rabbi Eliyahu Fink | Published 03/29/13 | Comments (1)

As of Thursday, Doheny Kosher Meats has a new kosher supervision. The rabbi signed on the certificate is a relative unknown in the Los Angeles kosher community....

   
 

Kosher Meat Scandal Rocks L.A. Market

Article by Carolyn Costello | Published 03/29/13 | Comments (0)

LOS ANGELES  — As Southern California Jews continue to celebrate Passover, there’s some shocking news about the meat that may be on their din...