Archive for November, 2009

THANKSGIVING SHABBAT IN EFRAT

We had Thanksgiving/Shabbat dinner at the home of Nate and Amy in Efrat. Amy used to be a caterer, so dinners there are always an adventure of the most wonderful sort! We began with the traditional Shabbat blessings and rituals, but Nate added one new (to me) one: We each blessed b’samim (spices) and passed […]

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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LUCIANA RESTAURANT

27 Emek Refaim. German Colony, Jerusalem Tel: 02-563 0111 Kashrut: Rabbanut Yerushalayim, Shmita Lechumra This Italian dairy restaurant is a masterful example of what happens when you do everything right! The decor, the service, the food- all add up to an amazing experience. We always eat there when we are in J Town, so this […]

Posted on November 27, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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RESTAURANT ANJELICA REDUX

Located on the Shatz Street pedestrian mall in Jerusalem, this is one of our favorite restaurants. The menu changes seasonally and eating there is always a great pleasure. One word of caution, however, make a reservation! Better still, log on to Eluna.com and print out a 10% coupon! Three of us went for dinner. On […]

Posted on November 26, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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EL AL BUSINESS CLASS

Flying Business Class on El Al is great for the kosher consumer. While other airlines do upgrade the kosher fare they offer when you fly Business, El Al is a kosher airline, so the upgraded food is well worth it. But, let’s go back to JFK airport and the El Al lounge. The lounge is […]

Posted on November 25, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher News, Kosher Restaurant Reviews, Uncategorized

UH OH- PUMPKIN PIE SHORTAGE

FROM AOL: Planning on serving pumpkin pie next week for Thanksgiving? You might want to find a back up — maybe pecan pie, or some spicy gingerbread. What’s wrong with pumpkin pie? Nothing — except that there aren’t any pumpkins available this year. Rainy conditions in the midwest this fall have washed out the pumpkin […]

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

ON THE ROAD AGAIN…….

As you read this, we are winging our way to Eretz Israel for a much needed grandchild “fix.” As always, we are flying El Al and enjoying a kosher business class flight- the only way to go!! We will be staying at the Jerusalem Dan Panorama hotel- our Israeli home away from home. They are […]

Posted on November 23, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KOSHER AT NEW MANHATTAN (AND OTHER) COSTCO STORES

FROM KOSHER TODAY (MONDAY, NOV. 16) ew Manhattan COSTCO in Major Presentation of Kosher Foods New York…The first COSTCO store in the borough of Manhattan that opened last week includes an unprecedented showcase of kosher foods. Company officials were boasting that it offered kosher consumers one of the largest selections of kosher foods in Manhattan. […]

Posted on November 20, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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MAGEN TZEDEK WEIGHS IN ON THE RUBASHKIN VERDICT

FROM JTA ON MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2009 Some very harsh words from the folks over at Magen Tzedek Conservative movement gives seal of approval to Rubashkin conviction By Ami Eden · November 13, 2009 The Conservative movement is pulling no punches in response to Sholom Rubashkin’s conviction on fraud charges. The movement’s Hekhsher Tzedek Commission, […]

Posted on November 19, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SEE- IT AIN’T JUST US!

(Kosher Today, Monday, Nov 16) Thanksgiving Becomes a Major Kosher Holiday at Restaurants New York…Forget Chanukah as the leading kosher dining holiday. Thanksgiving Day, say kosher restaurateurs, has emerged as one of the busiest days on the calendar. Retailers too say that turkey sales have risen steadily over the past five years. Dave, the manager […]

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PAREVE CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE- JUST IN TIME FOR BIRD DAY

Pareve Chocolate Pecan Pie For the crust: 2½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt 10 tablespoons pareve margarine 6 tablespoons shortening 5-6 tablespoons ice water For the filling: 1 tablespoon pareve margarine 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 6 large eggs 1¼ cups light corn syrup ½ cup light brown sugar ½ cup […]

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 12:06 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized