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Oxford University in England debating ban on kosher meat
February 13, 2019
“The vote to ban kosher food only makes the diversity issue worse, as it shows that Jewish students are not only poorly provided for, but that they cannot actively practice as Jews,” said the president of the university’s Jewish Society Nicole Jacobus. “This reflects badly on the whole of the Oxford student community.”
Kosher Crops (sans bugs) aims to create the ‘cleanest, freshest’ salad greens yet
February 6, 2019
While an array of triple-washed or greenhouse-grown salads has become available in kosher stores locally over the past several years, they have generally been limited to very basic lettuce blends and have varied in quality.
Belgian high court hears lawsuit against kosher slaughter ban
January 25, 2019
“Belgian Jews regard this as an assault on their religious freedom,” said Lawfare Project executive director Brooke Goldstein. “Belgium’s courts will recognize the ban for what it is—discrimination and hostility against minority faith communities.”
Back to the basics: Bimbo Bakeries USA confirms kosher re-certification
January 23, 2019
“After hearing from our loyal kosher consumers and after productive meetings with our Kosher Certifiers, Bimbo Bakeries USA is pleased to announce that we will once again be offering kosher products under the Arnold, Sara Lee and Ball Park brands,” the company announced.
B-I-N-G-O! Wholesale grocer opens kosher-heavy, big-box store in Lakewood, NJ
January 23, 2019
New York-based supermarket analyst Burt Flickinger III told App.com that what’s available at the store in terms of price, quality and other factors makes it “a United Nations of consumers.”
Belgian region’s kosher-slaughter ban to take effect on New Year’s Day
December 31, 2018
Additionally, slaughter in accordance with Islamic law will be banned under the new law.
Bimbo Bakeries USA confirms dropping of kosher certifications for bread products
December 6, 2018
Consumers may have initially thought that these were isolated business decisions or cost-cutting measures to use one kosher certifying agency rather than another. However, that’s not the case.
Is your bread still kosher? Arnold’s Bread manufacturer drops the OU
December 4, 2018
What looks like a modern-day business decision will have ramifications for generations of Jewish buyers of packaged bread and baked goods.
IDF starts new department for interested female soldiers: Army Kashrut
November 29, 2018
The female kosher supervisors will undergo a military course for two-and-a-half weeks before taking up positions in kitchens and food-preparation facilities in army units.
Learning about, and eating, exotic animals of the Bible
October 24, 2018
While it may not be one of his primary motivations, Dr. Rabbi Natan Slifkin’s hosting of high-priced dinners, of which he has three rotating menus (biblical, non-biblical and legends from the sea), have generated quite a bit of excitement around, and interest in, his Israel-based museum.
Alternative to Israel’s Chief Rabbinate spices up kashrut
October 16, 2018
The goal of Tzohar Organization of Rabbis is not to replace, but to rework—and together. “No one likes competition. But there is a great buzz now, and they are shaking. As a result, they understand that they must make changes, and this was our goal,” says co-founder Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein.
Ethiopian workers to return to Barkan wineries following public outcry over status
June 27, 2018
An exposé by Israel’s Kan news station revealing Barkan’s ban on Ethiopian employees handling the wines sparked national outrage over the implication that Ethiopian Jews were not Jewish and raised condemnation of the company for discriminatory practices.