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Mariner Organic Saltine Crackers (OU)

PRESS RELEASE Organic Saltines Venus Wafers introduces Mariner Non-GMO verified Organic Saltine crackers under its The Original Mariner Biscuit Company brand. Venus previously received authority from the Non-GMO Project to display their seal of approval on their retail packages of Mariner Water, Stoned Wheat, Organic Flatbread crackers and is now adding the Organic Saltines to […]

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, In the Home, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher New Products, Kosher News

Top Rates Beer 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

Watermelon…….. MMMMMMMMMMMM

For us, the best part of summer is watermelon.  Here in Israel, watermelons are already at peak sweetness and will continue that way through the rest of the summer. Here is a great serving idea for watermelon: Take a really big bowl  Fill it with chunks of sweet watermelon. Finely chop nana (Moroccan mint) Spearmint […]

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Desserts, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher Recipes

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

Crunch Cauliflower and Tomato Salad

FROM ALL RECIPES.COM We saw this one on line, and it caught our eye.  We made it.  We loved it.      1 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, or more to taste salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 large head cauliflower, chopped small […]

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher Recipes

“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
In: General Topics, Kosher News

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

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
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Kosher News

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
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Kosher News