Archive for March, 2008

NEW BEERS FROM MICHELOB

The family of brews from St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch Cos. already includes Porter, Marzen, Pale Ale, Wheat, Honey Lager and Amber Bock — on top of the basic Michelob rolled out in 1896 and Michelob Light, which followed in 1978. Now, Anheuser-Busch appears poised to stock its Michelob cabinet even tighter. It has received label application […]

Posted on March 31, 2008 at 4:00 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

DIABETICS AT PASSOVER

The Jewish Diabetes Association Passover guide available in PDF format – English and Hebrew Jewish Diabetes Association 2004 Pesach Newsletter English Version (PDF) – 19 pages http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/JDA_Pesach2004English.pdf Hebrew Version (PDF) – 17 pages http://www.kashrut.com/Passover/JDA_Pesach2004Hebrew.pdf The guide covers both medical issues that arise for people with diabetes during Passover, as well as relevant issues of Jewish […]

Posted on March 28, 2008 at 12:06 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Health, Passover, Uncategorized

WHEN PESACH STARTS ON A SATURDAY NIGHT

SOME SPECIAL NOTES CONCERNING A PASSOVER THAT BEGINS ON SATURDAY NIGHT. There are all manner of rules that come into play this year (and, by the way, again in 2005!) when Passover begins on a Saturday night. Here are things you need to know: The search for Chametz (Bedikat Chametz) is done on Thursday night […]

Posted on March 27, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Passover, Uncategorized

DEVILED POTATOES

14 petite red or yellow oval shaped potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1 Tsp kosher salt 1/4 cup mayo 2 Tbsp sweet-hot pickle relish 1 tsp cider vinegar 1 tsp spicy brown mustard 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp hot sauce 1/8 tsp ground celery seed 1/2 tsp paprika Preheat oven to 350 […]

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

FUN FACTS ABOUT CHINESE FOOD

GENERAL TSO IS KNOWN FOR WAR, NOT CHICKEN General Tso’s chicken is a dish that is all but unknown in China. If you go to General Tso’s hometown in Hunan Province, almost nobody, even those hundreds of his family members still there, know of the dish. So who was General Tso and why are we […]

Posted on March 25, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KOSHER TEA FOR PASSOVER

Bigelow Teas has announced they will offer some teas for Passover this year. Check out this list: Chamomile/Cozy Chamomile Cinnamon Stick Chinese Oolong Constant Comment Constant Comment Green Darjeeling Blend Earl Grey Earl Grey Green English Breakfast English Teatime Green Tea Green Decaffeinated Green with Mint Mint Medley Peppermint Plantation Mint Premium Blend Iced Sweet […]

Posted on March 24, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Passover, Uncategorized

OUR REACTION TO THE KOSHER TODAY EDITORIAL

The tone of the editorial is hard to guess. It seems to us that there is no recognition in the article that the old Kashruth law of NYS was blatantly unconstitutional. It was in defiance of a number of specific Constitutional issues. That the law lasted as long as it did was rather amazing. We […]

Posted on March 21, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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EDITORIAL FROM KOSHER TODAY

This editorial appeared in the Monday, March 17 edition of Kosher Today. We print it here without commentary. Our comments will, please God, appear tomorrow. My Sixth Sense Sowing More Confusion for Kosher Consumers It was hard to believe that the Commack, Long Island butchers that had caused the demise of the 108-year old kosher […]

Posted on March 20, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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THE LONG REACH OF THE CHAREIDI ARM

This story comes from this week”s Kosher Today: Supermarket Chain Faces Boycott by the Orthodox Tel Aviv… The Alon Group’s (owners of the supermarket Blue Square) strategy of marketing segmentation seems to be on the brink of failure. Despite the chain’s development of a special brand for the Orthodox market, the community is threatening a […]

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BLUEBERRY PRICES TO DROP

We have a friend in the wholesale fruit business. He sells literally hundreds of millions of pounds of fruit every year. His forecast for fruit prices: Due to over planting, blueberry prices will drop this coming summer. Finally. Raspberry prices will sky rocket. Probably strawberry prices also. In fact, our friend believes that you will […]

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