Archive for February, 2008

HAD WE BUT KNOWN IT WOULD BE THE LAST TIME…..

Word reached us today via email that Norman’s is no longer in business. They closed on Feb. 28, 2008. Simple emails were sent to supporters announcing that the restaurant was closing. No information was given. Had we but known when we were there in Feb that it would be the last time we would be […]

Posted on February 29, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

SUPERMARKET PRICE WARS IN ISRAEL

When supermarkets have price wars, consumers win big time. In Israel, for many weeks now, there has been a price war going on with Rami Levi and other supermarkets. This article comes from Kosher Today: Price Wars at Supermarket Chains Tel Aviv… by Idele Ross, KosherToday Israeli Bureau Chief… Food shopping again got more expensive. […]

Posted on February 28, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KEDEM AND PILLSBURY- A MARRIAGE MADE IN KOSHER HEAVEN

Here is some really great news as reported in this week’s (Feb 25) Kosher Today: Exclusive: Kedem Foods Adds Pillsbury to its Roster of Imported Brands Bayonne, NJ… Pillsbury Foods signed an agreement with Kedem Food Products to produce kosher frozen products for the U.S. market, making it the latest major brand in the portfolio […]

Posted on February 27, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

OLD STYLE CAKES

We came across an amazing web site. It is the web site for Old Style Cakes. This bakery gives you the opportunity to put caterer style cakes on your shabbat/yom tov/company table. All of the cakes are either OU or OK. Go to the web site: www.1800pareve.com and see what they have to offer. MMMMMMMM. […]

Posted on February 26, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

WOW! LET’S BLAME THE VICTEM, WHY DON’T WE?

In the current issue of Kashrus Magazine (Issue 138), in an article written by Rabbi Wikler (editor in chief) about the late Rav Shmuel Berenbaum, the following paragraph appears: “A similar thing occured less than two years ago. Shortly after the kashrus tragedy in Monsey, Rav Shmuel spoke about kashrus in a drasha that he […]

Posted on February 25, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NUNA

Back in the States, we would be hard pressed to find a neighborhood bar, the kind of place where everyone knows your name, AND the food is kosher! Nuna, in the Rechavia section of Jerusalem at 30 Aza St, is that kind of a place. The crowd is eclectic to say the least. It is […]

Posted on February 22, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GAVNA RESTAURANT

Located off the beaten track in the Gush, this restaurant boast an incredible ambiance as well as a commanding view of the valley below and of Beitar and Tel Aviv, way off in the distance. Five of us went there on a motzei shabbat (Sat. night). The place is rather small and it was packed. […]

Posted on February 21, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ISRAELI RESTAURANT GRIPES

We like eating out in Israel. The variety of kosher restaurants is nothing short of breathtaking. That does not mean, however, that all is well in J town or any other place in Israel. We do have some gripes. None of them are really major, but they are the little things that bug us. ICE […]

Posted on February 20, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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RESTAURANT GRIPES

The following appeared on AOL. We think they are right on the money! Recitation of the Specials Would it really be so hard to print it out or write it on a board? That way we’d actually remember if the beet ‘n chive compote came with the lamb or the duck, and wouldn’t have to […]

Posted on February 19, 2008 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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STARBUCKS THREE HOUR CLOSING

We read this article on AOL: Starbucks nationwide to close for emergency re-training Feb. 26 Posted Feb 13th 2008 7:46PM by Sarah Gilbert I know I’m not the only one who’s complained that Starbucks baristas don’t know how to make a decent latte any more. Far from its roots as the reliable place to get […]

Posted on February 18, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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