Archive for April, 2008

WOW! IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE KOSHER TO BE BAD PIZZA!

According to AOL, recently a blogger described Domino’s Pizza thus: “tomato sauce smeared on cardboard,” . When we first saw the headline about pizza tasting like tomato sauce on cardboard, we figured it had to be kosher pizza. Wow- were we ever wrong on that one! There might still be hope for the kosher version.

Posted on April 30, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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IS IT JUST US, OR IS THIS LOONEY TUNES?

From the Jerusalem Post (Friday,April 18, 2008) Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, the leading Lithuanian rabbinical arbiter who lives in Jerusalem signed an announcement that states: “Rabbi Elyashiv has told those who asked him that of course one must not smoke cigarettes during Pesach as long as they are suspected of having leaven. And this is […]

Posted on April 29, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ONE LAST PASSOVER OBSERVATION

Before Pesach, we suggested that people cast a questioning eye at all of the Pesach guide books. During Chol Hamoed, KASHRUS CONSCIENCE from the Kosher Information Bureau (California) came. We take issue with some of what we found there. “While most (ie, certifying agencies) keep to a basic acceptable standard, some do not. We still […]

Posted on April 25, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NEW COCA COLA BOTTLES (FOR AFTER PESACH)

New Vintage Coca-Cola Bottle Hits Stores Shelves Across America Tuesday April 8, 10:18 am ET 1906 “Diamond Label” Bottle Follows Success Of 1899 Bottle During 2007 Holiday Season ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coca-Cola North America (CCNA) today announced the introduction of a special vintage Coca-Cola bottle called the 1906 “Diamond Label,” which hits stores nationwide this week. The […]

Posted on April 24, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SHEESH! MORE ON COTTONSEED OIL

Turns out that the price of cottonseed oil has gone sky high (why not? everything else has, too). Why? There is a shortage of cottonseed oil because farmers are not planting cotton. Corn (for ethanol) brings a much higher price. Yet, try to find any Passover product with oil in it that is not cottonseed […]

Posted on April 23, 2008 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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OOPS!

Apparently we were more tired than we thought erev yom tov. We miss-posted the cereal posting. It was supposed to appear AFTER yom tov. Sorry!

Posted on April 22, 2008 at 11:40 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NEW GLUTEN FREE CEREAL FROM GENERAL MILLS

General Mills Puts Readily-Available, Gluten-Free Breakfast Option Within Reach Thursday April 17, 12:30 pm ET Big G Rice Chex(R) cereal Reformulates, Expanding Gluten-Free Food Choices for Persons with Serious Digestive Disorder and Partners with Celiac Disease Foundation MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Millions of Americans who start the day with a gluten-free breakfast have a new option from a […]

Posted on April 22, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CHAG KASHER V’SAMEACH

The last two weeks have been crazy busy! Letters to Operationpesach@utj.org brought in a whole slew of emails- several hundred in fact. The Operation Pesach Hotline also brought in a tremendous number of phone calls. We are glad to help people make Passover easier. Truth be told, the responsibility humbles us, but at the same […]

Posted on April 18, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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FARFEL/CRANBERRY KUGEL (GEBRUKTS)

This one is so good, you can use it for a dessert almost! We add some craisins to the recipe to punch it up a bit. (Editor’s note- this is a rerun. We like this one so much, we just had to run it again.) 1 can cranberry sauce (we use whole berry) 4 cups […]

Posted on April 17, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HONEST PASSOVER ADVICE

You have to hand it to the authors of Kosher Gram, a publication of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis of Greater Detroit. In a section called KITNIYOS DERIVATIVES, they say the following: ” Those who follow the prevalent custom of not using any derivatives of kitniyos (sic) … such as corn oil, corn syrup, dextrose, […]

Posted on April 16, 2008 at 12:00 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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