Kosher

Conservative Ruling Tips Scales On Cooked Fish

Hot dairy meals at non-kosher restaurants should follow certain protocols, law committee says. Will anyone comply?

12/11/2012
Staff Writer

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.

Fishy subject: New Conservative ruling adds stringencies to eating such foods as fish or pizza in non-kosher restaurants.

Answering To A Lower Authority

08/14/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

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.

Michael A. Helfand

Poll: Most Israeli Jews Keep Kosher, Practice Some Sabbath Rituals

01/30/2012

(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.

Is Turkey Kosher?

11/18/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Q:  I’ve heard that turkey may actually not be kosher. Is that true?

A:   From a halachic/ethical standpoint, it is 100% kosher.  Or not. 

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

FaceGlat May Be a More Modest Facebook But It's Not Hacker-Proof

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.

The ultra-Orthodox version of Facebook gets hacked by Palestinian hackers from Jordan for the second time.

Judge: NYS Kosher Laws Are Kosher

Rejects Commack plaintiff’s claim alleging discrimination against non-Orthodox.

08/10/2011
Staff Writer
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.

Appetite For Protest At Flaum

Labor strife intensifying at popular Williamsburg appetizing company.

12/14/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

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.

Flaum workers accepting the “Champions of Economic Justice” Award at the 2010 Brandworkers Awards Dinner.

Agreement Allows NZ Kosher Slaughter of Poultry

11/26/2010
JTA

SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) – New Zealand’s Jewish community has won an 11th-hour agreement from the government to allow the kosher slaughter of poultry.

Lawyers acting for the community were due to begin a legal battle Monday against the government’s controversial ban on shechita in the High Court in Wellington.

Kosher Waffles On Wheels

08/10/2010
Editorial Intern

If you’ve had enough of kosher Chinese food or shwarma, there’s a new option for lunch: waffles. 

A new food truck, Quick Stop Kosher, is traveling around Manhattan offering kosher-certified sandwiches, omelets, sushi, blintzes and waffles. This week the truck is parked on 33rd Street and Ninth Avenue, outside the Jewish-owned B&H Photo. 

Kosher to go: A new waffle truck joins the growing food truck trend.

Apps for Torah Study & Grace After Meals

As the Apple iPhone has become even more popular and an increasing number of Apple fans have picked up the iPad, there has been a wave of new applications created for these devices. Some are good and useful, while others... well, let's just say I'm not going to take the time to write a bad review.

Rabbi Eli Garfinkel, now calling himself "The App-ter Rebbe," has announced the publication of a new commentary on the Torah for Apple’s iOS devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Torah Commentary On the Go
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