Moving tale of bakery

By Sandy Rashty, January 15, 2015

A kosher bakery has shut up shop at the north London premises it occupied for close on 50 years.

But Parkway Patisserie - which closed its main Finchley branch last Friday - hopes to be back in business at a nearby site by the end of the week.

Parkway served its first customer the day after Pesach in 1967.


Four hostages dead as kosher supermarket siege ends

By Sandy Rashty, January 9, 2015

Four hostages were killed as police ended a siege in a Parisian kosher supermarket today.

One of the terrorists responsible, Amedy Coulibaly, was killed by police.

Two police officers were injured in the raid.

Shortly before police entered, six explosions were heard emanating from the supermarket.


Kosher deli is back on site after major blaze

By Josh Jackman, December 25, 2014

The owner of a Glasgow kosher deli and café which has reopened 18 months after a major fire has thanked his “amazing” clients for their loyalty.

Mark’s Deli boss Mark Cohen said that after the blaze, which gutted the interior and left the building without a roof, “they followed us round the corner to a temporary shop. They were so nice and loyal.


Feeding Limmudniks is like catering biggest simchah ever

By Marcus Dysch, December 23, 2014

One of the biggest logistical challenges at the Limmud conference is the task of feeding thousands of people three times a day.

Satisfying hungry Limmudniks requires the largest kosher catering contract in Europe.


No move to ban shechita, MP promises

By Marcus Dysch, November 6, 2014


Animal welfare campaigners in the House of Commons will not seek a vote to ban shechita in Britain, a leading MP has promised.

There is no intention of following the example of anti-Israel backbenchers who forced through a ballot on Palestinian statehood, Neil Parish, chair of a group investigating kosher and halal slaughter, confirmed.


Parliament debates kosher and halal slaughtering methods

By Marcus Dysch, November 4, 2014

More animals slaughtered for food in Britain should undergo stunning before they are killed, an MP investigating kosher and halal practices has urged.

Neil Parish said the government must continue its research into shechita and other religious meat production procedures during a debate in Parliament.


Marmite may get kosher stamp after all

By Naomi Firsht, October 30, 2014

Unilever is looking for ways to make Marmite kosher again after a backlash against the ban on kosher South African imports.

The company received complaints and comments were posted on social media when supplies were cut off.

But a Unilever spokesman has confirmed that London Beth Din will visit the Marmite manufacturing site next week.


Butcher sold fake kosher cuts 'for years'

By Josh Jackman, October 23, 2014

Two German butchers have admitted to selling 88,000lb of fake kosher meat to boost their profits.

The owners of Frankfurt's Aviv store made more than £440,000 by peddling cheap cuts of beef and lamb to Jewish individuals, schools and other institutions at marked-up prices.


German butchers sold fake kosher meat 'for years'

By Josh Jackman, October 22, 2014

Two German butchers have admitted to selling 88,000 lb of fake kosher meat to turn a higher profit.

The owners of Frankfurt’s Aviv store made more than £440,000 by peddling cheap cuts of beef and lamb to Jewish individuals, schools and other institutions at marked-up prices.


Spread the word: Marmite just isn't kosher any more

By Naomi Firsht, October 14, 2014

Whether you love it or you hate it, you won't be able to buy it - kosher Marmite has disappeared from shops in the UK.

Unilever, the multi-national which owns the Marmite brand, has banned the import of the kosher version of the spread from South Africa.

It says the trade is illegal and infringes its trademark.