Archive for February, 2010

FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE FISHES……

Bagel, no lox? By Michael Orbach • THE JEWISH STAR Salmon Anisakis, a roundworm, typically does not grow to more than two centimeters long and about the width of a human hair, but the parasite may cause big problems for kosher fish lovers. Some charedi rabbonim in Israel as well as a number of their […]

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KOSHUS NEXOR

KOSHUS NEXOR Rabbi Ichweis Alles of Yeshivat Trumbinik recently announced that he will no longer allow students at his yeshiva to read any books. Saying that reading is zilzul zman (a waste of time), the rabbi said, “Hence forth, our students will not sully their young, impressionable minds with the worthless dribble of thousands of […]

Posted on February 25, 2010 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GOLDBERG’S NEW YORK BAGELS- BALTIMORE

We recently had the opportunity to eat at Goldberg’s during a brief visit to Baltimore. Located at 1500 Reistertown Rd, and certified by the Star-K, the restaurant is a most interesting place. Upon entry, there are two counters- one for just buying baked goods and the other for ordering food. Once you order, they give […]

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

NEW PESACH PRODUCTS

From the Feb 22 edition of Kosher Today: Record Number of New and Improved Passover 2010 Products to Hit Supermarket Shelves New York…by Eda Kram…As supermarkets around the country open their Passover 2010 sets, consumers will find an unprecedented array of new foods and wines that will make this holiday “more interesting than in recent […]

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher New Products, Passover, Uncategorized

POACHED PEARS WITH BRANDY SABAYON

Poached Pears With Brandy Sabayon Feb. 15, 2010 04:55 PM Chef Carol Blonder of Sur la Table 5 cups unsweetened apple juice 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoons mild-flavored, light molasses 3 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger 3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 4 firm but ripe large Bosc pears, about […]

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

HOME AGAIN AT THE DAN PANORAMA, JERUSALEM

El Al’s publicity claims that it is “hachi babyit ba-olam- the most at home in the world.” We believe that motto really applies to the Dan Panorama Hotel in Jerusalem. Long time readers of this blog know that we always stay at the Dan P when we are in Jerusalem. It is our Israel home. […]

Posted on February 19, 2010 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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RYU RESTAURANT

This Asian restaurant located in the heart of restaurant row on Emek Refaim, Jerusalem is an amazing place! The decor is subdued and quite pretty. The lighting is soft. The wait staff is quite attentive and service is prompt. The food is fantastic! We went for the business special lunch (45NIS each) and had a […]

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

LUCIANA- HEBREW FOR MISERABLE

First the good news: The food there is fantastic! Beyond that, there is almost nothing to recommend the place. We went to Luciana twice this week with two different groups of people. After the first time there, we should have known better, but we figured that they deserved a second chance. We have long enjoyed […]

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CHICKEN AND ANDOUILLE JAMBALAYA

We love jambalaya. We liked the song by Hank Williams, and we love the food. Kosher jambalaya is a gift! Here is a recipe that uses our favorite sausage- kosher Andouille. Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon unsalted margarine 1/2 pound chopped andouille sausage 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 3 […]

Posted on February 16, 2010 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BLACK’S BAR AND BURGER (JERUSALEM)

Located on Shlomtzion St, center city, Black’s is a great bar! Seating is generous. The bar features a humongous TV screen featuring beer ads and music videos on the night we were there. The screen is over 100 inches and is like looking at a movie screen. We LOVE the food there! We have had […]

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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