Archive for December, 2009

THANKS FOR THE TIP!

BOSTON—Dr. Mark Mincolla, Ph.D., natural health care practitioner at Santi Holistic Healing in Massachusetts offered his top five nutritional supplements to watch in 2010 to New England Cable News, which was posted on the Boston Globe’s Web site. Mincolla said these five supplements will be beneficial to health management in the coming year: * ACE […]

Posted on December 31, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ISRAELI KNESSET TO ATTEMPT TO REFORM KASHRUTH CERTIFICATION

From Kosher Today (Dec. 28, 2009) Knesset Set to Adopt Reforms in Kashrus Certification Jerusalem…by Idele Ross, KosherToday Israel Bureau Chief and Staff Reporters…Rising abuses of kashrus in Israel are being addressed by the Knesset Comptroller’s Committee. It is determined to introduce new guidelines to assure that eating establishments that claim to be kosher are […]

Posted on December 30, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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THE NYTIMES ON CONVERTS TO JUDAISM AT CHRISTMAS TIME

This past week, the New York Times had an article about people who have already converted to Judaism a/o people in the process of converting to Judaism and the problems they face at Christmas time. The article was actually fairly sensitively written, but, at the same time, was written by someone with no knowledge of […]

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ALMOND “MILK”

In the Shulchan Aruch, we read about the possibility of cooking chicken in almond milk and the inherent problem of marit ha-ayin (ie, it looks trefe). Needless to say, today with all the pareve stuff out there such as soy milk and ersatz “creamer,” we are used to seeing combinations that earlier generations might have […]

Posted on December 28, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GRANDPA’S “OHL SOUTHERN” COFFEE CAKE

Since 1817, seven generations of bakers from Austria and Hungary have been baking these incredible baked goods according to a secret family recipe. Grandpa’s cakes are OU Pareve, Pat Yisrael. So what does Grandpa offer? How about: Original Cinnamon with California Walnuts, Grandpa and Granny Smith Apple Walnut, Banana Walnut, Chocolate Chip Europa, Wild Blueberry, […]

Posted on December 25, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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MORE ODD BALL STUFF

Years ago, when the Kosher Nexus Newsletter was in its infancy, we wrote about a somewhat unusual product. The product appeared with the Paradise label. Certification was OU, pareve. What was the product? Ham Glaze! In truth, there was nothing wrong with using the product (duh), but the name did give us pause. And probably […]

Posted on December 24, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KOSHER CANDY CANES???

The other day, we were walking in the airport. A young couple approached and offered to share “the good news about” you-know-who. We politely declined. The lady offered us a candy cane and said, “Don’t worry- it’s kosher. We were so stunned, we took it and walked away. As we walked away, we looked at […]

Posted on December 23, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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LIFE ON MARS

That would be the Mars candy company (Mars Snackfood U. S.) has announced that they are adding five new items to their permanent line up. Three of the five are items that had originally been introduced as limited edition candies and are coming back due to consumer demand. Check the grocer’s shelves for: M & […]

Posted on December 22, 2009 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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FORGET THE HOHOHO- SHOVEL THE SNOW

We spent way too much time shoveling the foot of snow that landed on our steps, on our sidewalk and in the driveway. Once inside, we came across this recipe for quick warm-me-up!! Winter Warm-Up Apple Cider Recipe Cooks In: 2 Minutes Quick and easy microwave recipe! Ingredients 8 oz. Apple cider or juice (about […]

Posted on December 21, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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MUST READ ARTICLE IN KASHRUS MAGAZINE

We have, in the past, criticized Kashrus Magazine for things we found objectionable. In fairness, it is now time for us to commend them for a superlative investigative effort. The current issue of KM contains an article about possible treifus endemic in the poultry industry. Industrial agriculture has created a class of super chickens that […]

Posted on December 18, 2009 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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