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TOP RATED BEERS FROM ISRAEL

Pressure Drop Mivshelet HaShakhen (השכן) IPA – American Extremely Hoppy craft beer. Contract brewed at Beer Bazaar / Mivshelet Ha’Aretz. 6% ABV 41 IBU (3.72) 211 Ratings Added 05/05/15 Add Bhindi IPA Beer Bazaar / Mivshelet Ha’Aretz IPA – American .IPA בירה טרייה בסגנון Previously contract-brewed at Srigim Brewery and Golan Brewery. 5.5% ABV 42 […]

Posted on June 28, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher New Products, Kosher News

KOSHER MEAT FRAUD IN ISRAEL

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST, JUNE 20, 2017 A severe incident of kashrut fraud has come to light in which meat that in all likelihood was not kosher was used to make processed meat products such as sausages, salamis and cold cuts with a kashrut license from the Jerusalem Rabbinate. In addition, the kashrut inspector at […]

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher News

“SACRED COWS AND HOLY WARS”

BY  Kenneth Lasson The subtitle to the book is   Verities and Vageries in Deciding What’s Kosher and What’s Not  (Carolina Academic Press)   A few days after reading our four part series (They Sold Us A Bill Of Goods), a friend handed us the above mentioned book.  As much as every crime TV show hammers […]

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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IMPORTANT INFO FROM THE OU ON DAIRY EQUIPMENT

The Silk non dairy Milks are labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment). The following products are labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment): Haagen Dazs Chocolate Sorbet Haagen Dazs Cranberry Blueberry Sorbet Haagen Dazs Mango Sorbet Haagen Dazs Orchard Peach Sorbet Haagen Dazs […]

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Uncategorized

SIXTEEN NEW UNILEVER FROZEN TREATS

PRESS RELEASE *********CHECK INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS FOR HECHSHERIM   Unilever introduced 16 new frozen treats in 2017 across five of its brands: Breyers®; Good Humor®; Klondike®; MAGNUM® Ice Cream; and Popsicle®. New offerings include Breyers® first-ever, non-dairy line made with almond milk; a new Simply Popsicle® line made with colors and flavors from natural sources and […]

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Desserts, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher New Products

TASTYKAKE SUMMER LINE (OU-D)

PRESS RELEASE Tastykake Summer Line New birthday cake and fruit-inspired flavors Snack brand Tastykake is rolling out a new limited-edeition line of summer items: Birthday Kake Mini Donuts come in a festive-colored crunch, and are available in multipack bags with an SRP of $2.99 each, or 3.4-ounce six-count single-serve packs with an SRP of $1.79 each. […]

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Kitchen, Kosher New Products, Kosher News

THEY SOLD US A BILL OF GOODS PART FOUR

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE FIND ME A MASHGIACH WHO KNOWS SOMETHING We attended a dairy catered bat mitzvah party.  The family was, and is, rigorously Orthodox.  In the goodie bags, they included M &M bags.  The mashgiach insisted that the candy was not kosher.  I pointed out to him that there was an OU-D on the […]

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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THEY SOLD US A BILL OF GOODS PART THREE

SCANDALS IN THE KOSHER MARKET A tragic fact of life is that there will always be those who cheat, lie, and steal.  In the kosher world, fraud exists.  Even the big nationals have had their fair share of scandals. The difference between the big boys and the locals or the single supervisors is that the […]

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · One Comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Kosher News

THEY SOLD US A BILL OF GOODS PART TWO

THE LOCAL VAADS (AGENCIES) The local agencies all are busy looking over their shoulders to see what more right-wing groups are doing and saying.  As a result, local agencies have gone out of their way to sell us on standards that bear little or no relation to reality or halachic need. As an example, let […]

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · One Comment
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THEY SOLD US A BILL OF GOODS A SERIES ON THE STATE OF KASHRUTH TODAY

PART ONE        WATCH FOR PARTS TWO, THREE, AND FOUR TO FOLLOW ON SUCCESSIVE DAYS INTRODUCTION We believe with all our heart and soul in the value of keeping kosher.  We are certified in Nikur (deveining meat according to halacha) by the Jerusalem Chief Rabbinate. We trained to be a mashgiach under two rabbis who each […]

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher News