Archive for August, 2009

KOSHER NEWS FROM RABBI EIDLITZ

FROM THE cRc: Certain packages of Jewel brand Dixie Cup Ice Cream contain a cRc logo on the outer bag and a “Shield K” on the lids of the individual cups. The lids with the “Shield K” were used inadvertently. This product is indeed under the strict certification of the cRc and is dairy – […]

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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LABOR DAY POTATO SALAD

THIS RECIPE COMES FROM THE GOOD FOLKS AT HELLMAN’S REAL MAYONNAISE GARDEN POTATO SALAD Serves: 6 Prep Time: 20 Minute(s) Cook Time: 8 Minute(s) 1-1/2 lbs. red potatoes, cubed (about 3-1/2 cups) 1/2 lb. green beans, halved 1/2 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise 1/2 cup sliced green onions 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh […]

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

KRAFT FOODS- CUTTING BACK ON CORN SYRUP

Kraft touts efforts to skip corn syrup By: Emily Bryson York and Natalie Zmuda Aug. 24, 2009 (Crain’s) — First it was fat, then it was trans fat, and now it’s corn syrup. Consumers are asking manufacturers to remove ingredients they believe are harmful, and high-fructose corn syrup is near the top of many a […]

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Health, Kosher News, Uncategorized

CHINESE CABBAGE SALAD

Chinese Cabbage Salad from Chef Lisa in the UTJ’s NYC test kitchen: Salad Ingredients 1 head white cabbage 1 bunch scallions 2 packages Ramen noodles-the noodles only 2 cans mandarin oranges, drained 1/3 cup sesame seeds ½ cup slivered almonds boneless chicken breast – optional Sauce Ingredients 2 ½ T soy sauce ½ cup sugar […]

Posted on August 26, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ROSH HASHANAH FROM NORMAN’S

Remember Norman’s on Emek Refaim? Well, Robin- the Norman of Norman’s- is still around. This time she offers incredible catering for your Rosh Hashanah table. Norman’s ROSH HASHANA take out menu Once again Norman’s Restaurant is doing delicious fresh catering for ROSH HASHANA. Here is our menu. If there are any special requests or dietary […]

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 12:09 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Holidays, Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

YET ANOTHER REASON WHY THE STATE CAN’T BE IN CHARGE OF KASHRUTH

Many of you may recall, that years ago there was a company in NY that made pareve eclairs. The company was called Rich’s, and they also made pareve creamer and pareve whipped topping. Rich’s was an OU certified company. Well, it seems that every night as the mashgiach at the plant went to daven Maariv, […]

Posted on August 24, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher News, Uncategorized

MORE ON WHY THE STATE CAN NOT BE A POSEK

A local kosher bakery bought a crucial ingredient for baking bagels from a company called (and we are not using the real name, we are using a made up name, but one that captures the name of the real entity) The Wabasha Dairy Company. The product was pareve. In those days, it was not always […]

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GINGER GRILL IN RIVERDALE

Ginger Grill, 3717 Riverdale Ave, Riverdale, NY 718.601.7763 What can we say? Some places are winners. This place is not. Service was indifferent at best. Not once did anyone ask about our enjoyment of the food. No one offered to refill our water pitcher. Service was incredibly slow. No one asked if we wanted tea […]

Posted on August 19, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Restaurant Reviews, Uncategorized

WHY THE STATE MAY NOT BE A POSEK

A number of years ago, we heard from a rabbi who was involved in hashgacha. An honest man, he was caught up in a large problem with the Kosher Law Enforcement Agency of New York State. The issue was tongue. The mashgiach had a certificate in Nikur (deveining) that he earned in Jerusalem. The certificate […]

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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OUR COMMENTS ON YESTERDAY’S ARTICLE FROM KOSHER TODAY

First off, let’s begin by saying we are not a Conservative rabbi. We have no ties to the Conservative movement. The issue is not that a Conservative (or Orthodox or Orthoxative, or Recon…..) rabbi wants to overturn Georgia’s kosher laws, it is that those laws are (probably) unconstitutional. The State may not act as a […]

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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