Archive for December, 2005

MORE FROM A SOAKED AND SALTED MIND

We live in an amazing time. We have some incredible technology available to us on a daily basis. We often look at our cell phone with wonder. We grew up in a home with but one telephone in the kitchen with an extension in our parents’ room. One line for the whole house! Pretty amazing, […]

Posted on December 16, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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MONSTER MINTS

The other day, we were sitting around at Netivot Shalom, the UTJ flagship shul, waiting for people to gather for mincha. It was about ten minutes early, and people were just starting to come in. Suddenly, we noticed a very obvious odor of cinnamon on our side of the mechitza. Could someone be chewing cinnamon […]

Posted on December 15, 2005 at 6:09 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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COKE BLAK

How sweet it might be: Coke, Godiva collaborate By CAROLINE WILBERT The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 12/10/05 Coca-Cola is hoping for sweet returns on its next coffee venture. Coke is working with chocolate maker Godiva on a rich, ready-to-drink coffee, due out in the spring, according to Beverage Digest. Spokesmen at both Coke and Godiva, […]

Posted on December 14, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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WOWZERS- WHAT A WINE!

We got an email today from one of our favorite wine purveyors, and it listed probably one of the most expensive kosher wines we have ever seen! What could make a bottle of kosher wine so expensive, we wondered. Well, we will just have to take their word for it. It is definitely out of […]

Posted on December 13, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AUNT BERTA’S

From Carmel Farms in Israel comes a new product that will soar to the top of the gourmet food list. Aunt Berta’s makes Preserves, Marmalades, Sauces and Spreads. These OU (as well as Badatz Zichron Yaakov) babies are really fine tasting. Each one is a taste bud delight. MARMALADES: Orange, Pink Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange and […]

Posted on December 12, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KOSHER LABELING LAW IN ISRAEL

We got this press release today and pass it along: New Law: Foods Must be Marked Milk, Meat or Pareve By Hillel Fendel http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=94376 As of today, food may not be sold in Israel without being marked as either meat, dairy or pareve (neither milk nor meat). A new law to this effect passed its […]

Posted on December 8, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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THE SEASON FOR BUGS IN THE WATER IS OVER!

Here in the Metro NYC area, we have had our first below freezing temperatures. We have also had snow already. Up in the Catskills whence much of NYC’s water comes, they have had quite a few inches of snow already as well as below freezing temperatures. So why do we tell you this? Simple- once […]

Posted on December 7, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KOSHER NEXUS NEWSLETTER VOLUME 13

Great news, boys and girls: Volume 13 Number 1 of the Kosher Nexus Newsletter is available on line. You can find this magnum opus at http://www.utj.org/Kitchen/knexus/knv13n1.pdf Enjoy!!

Posted on December 6, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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EL AL

This year we have taken six trips on El Al (ie, three round trips to Israel). In truth, El Al has come a long way. Remember when the big joke about flying El Al was this: Stewardess: Do you want dinner?” Passenger: “What are my choices?” Stewardess: “Or yes, or no!” Yes, there are still […]

Posted on December 5, 2005 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BEERS OF THE SEASON

The PIttsburg Post Gazette did a wonderful story on the beers of Christmas. Needless to say, we would have been much happier had they called the story something else, but the story is worth reading if you are a beer aficionado. We have no idea which of these beers is ok to drink, but we […]

Posted on December 2, 2005 at 5:47 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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