Archive for March, 2014

QITNIYOTH- A QARAITE CUSTOM?

FROM: TORAH FOR THOSE WHO DARE TO THINK Qitniyoth – a Qaraite Custom? Written by David S. Thursday, 07 March 2013 00:00 Published 2009-04-07 Most people know that Ashkenazi Jews do not eat Qitniyoth – rice, millet, lentils, beans, corn and legumes – during Passover. Few people know why. This is hardly surprising: Ashkenazim don’t […]

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Holidays, Passover, Uncategorized

NEW STUFF FOR YOUR PESACH ENJOYMENT

FROM EDA KRAM, KOSHER TODAY (Feb 24, 2014) SPECIAL PASSOVER PREVIEW By Eda Kram, Editor, New Product Showcase & Staff Reporters 09.30.13 – NEW_starburst.jpg More than 300 New Items to be Introduced for Passover 2014; Kitniyot Products to Debut NEW YORK — The decision by the Orthodox Union (OU) to certify products that include kitniyot […]

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Holidays, Kosher Desserts, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Passover, Uncategorized

POMEGRANATE, GLAZED WALNUT CHAROSET

FROM MY JEWISH LEARNING Ingredients 4 gala apples, peeled and diced 1 cup pomegranate seeds 1/3 cup Manischewitz 1/3 cup pomegranate juice 1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest (optional) 1 cup walnut halves 4 cups vegetable oil ¼ cup sugar 2 teaspoon cinnamon Directions Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together sugar and […]

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Health, Holidays, Kosher Recipes, Passover, Uncategorized

OUR STANCE ON KITNIYOT (AN ENCORE KN PRESENTATION)

OUR POSITION ON KITNIYOT OUR POSITION ON KITNIYOT DERIVATIVES KITNIYOT Perhaps no issue stirs as much debate as the debate swirling around kitniyot- generally translated as legumes. According to Ashenazi custom and law, we are not allowed to eat kitniyot on Pesach. Rabbi Yosef Karo, the creator of the Shulchan Aruch called the custom of […]

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Holidays, Kosher Desserts, Kosher News, Passover, Uncategorized

RABBI MOSHE FEINSTEIN (OBM)- TSHUVAH ON PEANUTS (TRANSLATED)

“Concerning peanuts, which were called stashkes in Europe—they have been accepted as being permitted on Pesach and are not considered kitniyos (legumes that are forbidden on Pesach) because all the reasons for the prohibition of kitniyos do not apply to peanuts. Peanuts are not sown in fields (with grain), and even if they were there […]

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Holidays, Kosher Alert, Kosher News, Passover, Uncategorized

VIENNESE CHOCOLATE TORTE FOR PESACH

FROM THE SOUTHERN UTJ TEST KITCHEN, CHEF ANDREA PRESENTS: Viennese Chocolate Torte The cake is very rich. A small piece goes a long way. 10 eggs, separated 10 heaping Tablespoons sugar (about 1 cup) 8 ounces walnuts, finely ground 2-1/2 Tablespoons matzoh meal 6 ounces melted semi-sweet chocolate Combine egg yolks and sugar. Add chocolate […]

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Andrea's Corner, Holidays, Kosher Recipes, Passover, Uncategorized

NEW BEN AND JERRY’S ICE CREAM MAY REVOLUTIONIZE ICE CREAM

FROM HUFFPOST TASTE (FEB.26, 2013) The new ice cream features a column running down the middle of the pint that is a core center of fudge, caramel or raspberry jam. It’s genius. You know when you can’t decide which pint of ice cream to buy, so you end up buying two and eating way too […]

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Desserts, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

LOTS OF NEW PRODUCTS FOR PESACH

FROM KOSHER TODAY (FEB. 24, 2013) SPECIAL PASSOVER PREVIEW By Eda Kram, Editor, New Product Showcase & Staff Reporters NEW YORK — The decision by the Orthodox Union (OU) to certify products that include kitniyot (legumes) will have an immediate impact on grocery shelves this Passover season. Kitniyot, which is a category of food that […]

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Holidays, Kosher Desserts, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Passover, Uncategorized

SIX REASONS BUTTER IS GOOD FOR YOU!

FROM CARE2 Butter is one of those foods that can turn bland meals into masterpieces. But in the past few decades, it has been blamed for everything from obesity to heart disease. Recently, butter has been making a comeback as a “health food.” Here are 6 reasons why butter is good for you. 1. Butter […]

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

DR. PRAEGER’S NEW KALE VEGGIE BURGERS AND BLACK BEAN BURGERS (OU)

Dr. Praeger’s new Kale Veggie Burgers are a vegan blend of all natural vegetables, quinoa, brown rice and hearty, healthy kale. Dr. Praeger’s new Black Bean Burgers are a vegetarian blend of all natural black beans, brown rice, vegetables and savory seasoning with 12 grams of protein per serving. All Dr. Praeger’s products are kosher, […]

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized