Archive for April, 2009

DISGRACEFUL BEHAVIOR ON THE PARTS OF THE QUEEN’S VAAD AND THE VAAD OF THE FIVE TOWNS

Different from all other years: Streit’s Matzo off preferred list in Five Towns and Queens The decision, the fallout and the regrets Mayer Fertig, The Jewish Star Every conversation with a kashruth professional about Streit’s Matzo –– on the record or off –– eventually winds up in the same place: no one wants to be […]

Posted on April 13, 2009 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher News, Uncategorized

CHAG KASHER V’SAMEACH

We wish you all the best and a yom tov that is kasher v’sameach. May Elijah tarry at your table for just a few moments. May your seders be meaningful. Next year in Yerushalayim.

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 3:41 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Passover, Uncategorized

Back on Friday, April 3, 2009 we ran an article from the Jewish Forward newspaper. The article was about dissent in Israel over the expanding kitniyot list there as well as the growing dissatisfaction with the whole notion as well. The end of the article from the Forward contained this: “People have been keeping this […]

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ISRAEL’S “CHURCH OF CHICKEN” TO GO KOSHER

All of the KFC’s in Israel are going kosher: International fast food chain taking steps to turn its branches in Israel kosher, including replacing milk-powder chicken coating with kosher soy-powder coating, said to be identical in taste Going kosher pays, as international fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken has learned, and is now taking steps […]

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PESACH PRICES GO SKY HIGH

We continue to hear complaints about the absurdly high prices some places are charging for Pesach foods. We bought KP Coke and Diet Caffeine Free Coke in two liter bottles for $1.50 per bottle. Two days later in Teaneck, NJ, we were in a store where the price was $2.59 PER BOTTLE! While it is […]

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Passover, Uncategorized

ISRAEL REPORT: ASHKENAZIM REBEL OVER KITNIYOT

From this week’s edition of the English Forward newspaper. Pesach Kitniyot Rebels Roil Rabbis As Some Ashkenazim Follow New, Permissive Ruling By Nathan Jeffay Published April 02, 2009, issue of April 10, 2009. Tel Aviv, Israel — In Tel Aviv, shortly before Passover, David Cohen was mulling over his holiday menu. “I’m thinking of making […]

Posted on April 3, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PRICE GOUGING AT PESACH

Here in NYC, there are laws against price gouging for Pesach. The problem is that there is insufficient over sight, and prices do go up more than they should. Here are some examples: Schatzer Shmura Matza went up $2 per pound. Wheat prices are down. Fuel prices are down. Labor costs have not increased. Why […]

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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OPERATION PESACH REMINDER

Just a reminder: our toll free hot line is now open. The number is good for the entire USA and Canada. 1 888 MATZAH 1 (use the 9 for the z) Operators are standing by……….. Also you can reach us via email at: op@utj.org operationpesach@utj.org operationpassover@utj.org Chag kasher v’sameach!

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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