Archive for July, 2009

FOLLOW UP ON YESTERDAY’S ARTICLE FROM THE BALTIMORE JEWISH TIMES

In the course of that long- and well written- article, Rabbi Genack of the OU was quoted” “Rabbi Menachem Genack, head of the Orthodox Union’s kashrut department, told The Forward that while the OU once certified both glatt and non-glatt meat, in the 1970s “market conditions” caused the organization to limit its supervision only to […]

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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EXCELLENT ARTICLE ON HASHGACHOT, KOSHER HOT DOGS, AND GLATT MEAT

On July 10, 2009, the Baltimore Jewish Times ran a phenomenal article about the politics of kashruth, especially as it pertains to Hebrew National, the notion of Glatt and the majority of the Glatt eating, Orthodox community. We take minor exception to one small comment in the article offered by Rabbi Genack of the OU, […]

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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THE UTJ SOUTHERN TEST KITCHEN

The UTJ maintains a test kitchen way down South in Austin, Texas. It is there that Chef Andrea Herrera comes up with so many of the recipes that we run from time to time. Andrea is a superior chef and an amazing baker, too. She is very artistic and we are always amazed at how […]

Posted on July 15, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AUSTIN: THE KOSHER STORE AT THE H.E.B.

Whenever we are in Austin, we make sure to eat at the Kosher Store’s deli. The Kosher Store is a store within a store, and it has a kosher sit down deli. The food is fresh and usually quite good, if a bit strange. We just can’t wrap our head around pastrami with guacamole and/or […]

Posted on July 14, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KOSHER MEAT AT COSTCO

Shoppers have no beef with kosher meat at Costco By Malka Eisenberg • The Jewish Star You won’t find the cheapest kosher meat in the Five Towns at a kosher supermarket. It’s actually at Costco on Rockaway Turnpike, believe it or not, vacuum-packed by a new sister brand of Empire Kosher Poultry, and jointly supervised […]

Posted on July 13, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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MOM ‘N POPS CHOCOLATE FLAVORED LOLLIPOPS

Mom and Pops has long been one of our favorite candy companies. They make the most amazing OU-D choco pops we have ever eaten. Their product is wonderful to look at and even more wonderful to eat. We are not big fans of dairy chocolates, but Mom and Pop is the exception. Barbara (Mom) is […]

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HIMALA SALT- FANTABULOUS!

We tried some salt from Himala Salt company (Sustainable Sourcing, LLC). This OK certified, pink salt was amazing. It was fabulous. It was salt the way salt is supposed to taste. We had the owner use a scraper to scrape some salt off of a block onto our hand and we tasted the salt. As […]

Posted on July 9, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KENNY’S CANDY

We LOVE licorice! We especially love really good licorice. Yet, sad to say, really, really great licorice is hard to find. Well, your old buds at the Kosher Nexus are here to tell you that we have found really great licorice. Kenny’s Candy makes a lot of candy. They make Juicy Sour Twists (Blue Razz), […]

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SO NU WATER

There is a new water on the market. Kosher certified by the OU, this is flavored water taken to the Nth degree! The water is USDA Organic certified, contains 110% of the RDA of vitamin C, contains electrolytes, contains no artificial sweeteners or preservatives and the packaging is vitamin protective! Check out these flavors: Pomegranate/Acai, […]

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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EMPIRE GOING ORGANIC

Press release from Empire: Empire Kosher Poultry Expands Antibiotic Free and Organic Poultry Lines Producer to Offer Traditional Kosher, Kosher ABF and Kosher Organic Poultry MIFFLINTOWN, PA – Empire Kosher Poultry today announced the expansion of its line of Kosher chicken and turkey products to include Organic and Antibiotic Free (“ABF”) poultry, along with its […]

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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