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Archive: March 2014

QITNIYOTH- A QARAITE CUSTOM?

Posted on March 31, 2014

FROM: TORAH FOR THOSE WHO DARE TO THINK Qitniyoth – a Qaraite Custom? Written by David S. Thursday, 07 March 2013 00:00 Published 2009-04-07 Most people know that Ashkenazi Jews do not eat Qitniyoth – rice, millet, lentils, beans, corn and legumes – during Passover. Few people know why. This is hardly surprising: Ashkenazim don’t Continue Reading »

NEW STUFF FOR YOUR PESACH ENJOYMENT

Posted on March 28, 2014

FROM EDA KRAM, KOSHER TODAY (Feb 24, 2014) SPECIAL PASSOVER PREVIEW By Eda Kram, Editor, New Product Showcase & Staff Reporters 09.30.13 – NEW_starburst.jpg More than 300 New Items to be Introduced for Passover 2014; Kitniyot Products to Debut NEW YORK — The decision by the Orthodox Union (OU) to certify products that include kitniyot Continue Reading »

POMEGRANATE, GLAZED WALNUT CHAROSET

Posted on March 27, 2014

FROM MY JEWISH LEARNING Ingredients 4 gala apples, peeled and diced 1 cup pomegranate seeds 1/3 cup Manischewitz 1/3 cup pomegranate juice 1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest (optional) 1 cup walnut halves 4 cups vegetable oil ¼ cup sugar 2 teaspoon cinnamon Directions Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together sugar and Continue Reading »

OUR STANCE ON KITNIYOT (AN ENCORE KN PRESENTATION)

Posted on March 26, 2014

OUR POSITION ON KITNIYOT OUR POSITION ON KITNIYOT DERIVATIVES KITNIYOT Perhaps no issue stirs as much debate as the debate swirling around kitniyot- generally translated as legumes. According to Ashenazi custom and law, we are not allowed to eat kitniyot on Pesach. Rabbi Yosef Karo, the creator of the Shulchan Aruch called the custom of Continue Reading »

RABBI MOSHE FEINSTEIN (OBM)- TSHUVAH ON PEANUTS (TRANSLATED)

Posted on March 25, 2014

“Concerning peanuts, which were called stashkes in Europe—they have been accepted as being permitted on Pesach and are not considered kitniyos (legumes that are forbidden on Pesach) because all the reasons for the prohibition of kitniyos do not apply to peanuts. Peanuts are not sown in fields (with grain), and even if they were there Continue Reading »

VIENNESE CHOCOLATE TORTE FOR PESACH

Posted on March 24, 2014

FROM THE SOUTHERN UTJ TEST KITCHEN, CHEF ANDREA PRESENTS: Viennese Chocolate Torte The cake is very rich. A small piece goes a long way. 10 eggs, separated 10 heaping Tablespoons sugar (about 1 cup) 8 ounces walnuts, finely ground 2-1/2 Tablespoons matzoh meal 6 ounces melted semi-sweet chocolate Combine egg yolks and sugar. Add chocolate Continue Reading »

NEW BEN AND JERRY’S ICE CREAM MAY REVOLUTIONIZE ICE CREAM

Posted on March 21, 2014

FROM HUFFPOST TASTE (FEB.26, 2013) The new ice cream features a column running down the middle of the pint that is a core center of fudge, caramel or raspberry jam. It’s genius. You know when you can’t decide which pint of ice cream to buy, so you end up buying two and eating way too Continue Reading »

LOTS OF NEW PRODUCTS FOR PESACH

Posted on March 20, 2014

FROM KOSHER TODAY (FEB. 24, 2013) SPECIAL PASSOVER PREVIEW By Eda Kram, Editor, New Product Showcase & Staff Reporters NEW YORK — The decision by the Orthodox Union (OU) to certify products that include kitniyot (legumes) will have an immediate impact on grocery shelves this Passover season. Kitniyot, which is a category of food that Continue Reading »

SIX REASONS BUTTER IS GOOD FOR YOU!

Posted on March 19, 2014

FROM CARE2 Butter is one of those foods that can turn bland meals into masterpieces. But in the past few decades, it has been blamed for everything from obesity to heart disease. Recently, butter has been making a comeback as a “health food.” Here are 6 reasons why butter is good for you. 1. Butter Continue Reading »

DR. PRAEGER’S NEW KALE VEGGIE BURGERS AND BLACK BEAN BURGERS (OU)

Posted on March 18, 2014

Dr. Praeger’s new Kale Veggie Burgers are a vegan blend of all natural vegetables, quinoa, brown rice and hearty, healthy kale. Dr. Praeger’s new Black Bean Burgers are a vegetarian blend of all natural black beans, brown rice, vegetables and savory seasoning with 12 grams of protein per serving. All Dr. Praeger’s products are kosher, Continue Reading »