Archive for April, 2009

CHAREIDI RABBI TAKES IDIOCY TO A NEW LOW

This really has nothing to do with Kashruth, but there is no way we could pass this up. The article was posted on Failed Messiah and is an op-ed piece from Haaretz. Haredi Member of Knesset wants swine flu called “Mexico Flu. “Making swine flu kosher: A symptom of the disease of Israeli politics By […]

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher News, Uncategorized

THE QUEENS VAAD VS STREITS

An open letter to the Queens Vaad: We expect the highest standards of Yiddishkeit from the Vaad. Imagine our deep disappointment at the Vaad’s horrendous behavior regarding Streit’s Matzah. Frankly, we were shocked. With no evidence to go on, you simply instructed all of the stores under your supervision that they could not sell Streti’s […]

Posted on April 29, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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THE JEWISH STAR CALLS FOR OUSTER OF HEAD OF FIVE TOWNS VAAD

(As reported on Failed Messiah blog) The Jewish Star Calls For Ouster Of Head Of 5 Towns Rabbinical Board Streit’s ban unprofessionally handled in a manner unfair to Streit’s, Rabbi Soleveitchik and the Jewish community. Editorial: Change needed at Vaad HaKashrus of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway It would be a big problem if […]

Posted on April 28, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher News, Uncategorized

KOSHER STYLE MEANS IT IS TREFE!!

This story comes from Kosher Today: Worrisome Trend of More “Kosher Style” Passover Menus New York…Offering a Passover menu to patrons is good business, even if the food is just “kosher style” and not certified kosher. For years, Balducci’s has been offering the traditional Passover foods with the caveat that the food is not kosher. […]

Posted on April 27, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Uncategorized

KOSHER CANADIAN GOAT CHEESE

Atalanta Corp has announced a new line of kosher goat cheeses made in Canada. Celebrity International introduces kosher fresh goat logs of cheese. Certification is by the COR. Flavors include: Plain, Honey, Cranberry and Cinnamon, Garlic and Fine Herbs, Dill and Rum Raisin Goat. Logs come in 4.5 ounces and 10.5 ounces. These cheeses are […]

Posted on April 24, 2009 at 4:00 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

HUMMUS TO GO FROM MEDITERRANEAN DELIGHTS

Mediterranean Delights has introduced Hummus To Go snack packs. There are two compartments in the package: one for hummus and one for pita crisps. The snack is vegan, kosher, pareve, free of trans fats, cholesterol free, has no hydrogenated oils, and has no high fructose corn syrup. The hummus is made with freshly cooked chick […]

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GREEK TOMATOES STUFFED WITH CHOPPED MEAT

GREEK TOMATOES STUFFED WITH CHOPPED MEAT 12 soft tomatoes 1 ½ pounds of chopped meat 1 cup chopped walnuts ¾ cup matza meal 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 egg 1 can tomato paste 1 can tomato sauce ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon onion powder oil 10x12x4 inch baking pan Coat the pan […]

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

PESACH WRAP UP

We found many examples of reasonable prices over Pesach and far too many examples of price gouging. One store in Queens had some of the same products in the regular aisle (the kind that are KP all year) and in the Pesach aisle. Those in the Pesach aisle were 40% higher in price. One consumer […]

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Passover, Uncategorized

WE’RE BAAAAAAAAACK!

Apparently our ISP lost us over the end of yom tov and we could not post. We are sorry. On the other hand, we do hope that you at least missed us!!! Well, we are back in business and back on line. Thanks for your patience and understanding. Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 3:47 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Uncategorized

SO WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE??

One rabbi we know has suggested that the Queens Vaad and the Five Towns Vaad both be brought up on RICO charges. It seems that their technique sure does recall that of Tony Soprano. Read the article from yesterday again. Notice the line that they are not “Chas V’shalom” saying that Streits is not kosher. […]

Posted on April 14, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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