Both! A foodie groupie gets tips -- and dinner -- at the JCC.
Dear reader. You will be forgiven for assuming that, as the creator of the Jewish Week’s Food & Wine section, I am a foodie. What I really am is a foodie groupie: I don’t have the time/money/discipline/passion to become a really great home cook, say, or an intrepid explorer of extreme ethnic foods in the darkness of the outer boroughs.
Hot dairy meals at non-kosher restaurants should follow certain protocols, law committee says. Will anyone comply?
In 1952, when the Conservative movement was rapidly becoming America’s largest Jewish denomination, its Committee on Jewish Law and Standards issued this opinion: “Fish dinners in non-kosher eating places shall not be construed as a violation of the dietary laws.”
However, that opinion was not the final or official position, the Law Committee noted at the time, promising to release more details soon.
The newswire is abuzz with the recent class-action lawsuit filed against Hebrew National by a group of plaintiffs alleging that Hebrew National’s hotdogs and other meats failed to live up to their lofty billing.
(JTA) – More than four of every five Israeli Jews believe in God and three-quarters of Israeli Jews keep kosher, according to a survey.
The study, conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute’s Guttman Center and paid for by the Avi Chai Foundation, also found that 51 percent of Israeli Jews favor instituting civil marriage; in Israel, marriage is controlled by the religious authorities.
FaceGlat, the ultra-Orthodox social networking site, is an attempt to offer Haredi Jews the experience of Facebook without all the immodesty. From the opening page it reminds one of public restrooms with a sign for men to enter through one door and women to enter through their own door. FaceGlat's name is a mashup of Facebook and glatt, the term for kosher meat considered to be a higher standard of kosher because of the source animal's smooth lungs.
Rejects Commack plaintiff’s claim alleging discrimination against non-Orthodox.
New York State’s kosher laws, rewritten in 2004 to make them a labeling and disclosure law, are constitutional, a Brooklyn federal judge ruled last week in dismissing a suit by the Commack, L.I., butchers who successfully challenged the original law.
Labor strife intensifying at popular Williamsburg appetizing company.
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Many kosher-observant Jews in the New York area are familiar with the light comestibles prepared by the century-old Flaum Appetizing Corporation, either for their kitchen tables or the Saturday afternoon shalah shudus (third meal) gatherings at their local synagogues.
What they may be gradually learning about, as they sit down to Flaum’s egg salad, matjes herring or baba ganoush, is the long-simmering labor dispute pitting the East Williamsburg company’s owners against former workers, a dispute that has in recent months bubbled hotly to the surface.