Kosher

Four-legged chicken for Friday night dinner?

By Jennifer Lipman, June 29, 2011

George Orwell's famous statement "Four legs good, two legs bad" is facing a challenge in a strictly Orthodox neighbourhood of Jerusalem.

A four-legged chicken had caused consternation amongst Mea Shearim residents as rabbis debate whether such a creature is properly kosher.

According to rabbis, the 12-toed bird must be slaughtered before its kosher status can be determined.

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Dutch vote to ban kosher slaughter

By Jessica Elgot, June 28, 2011

The Dutch parliament has voted to approve a ban on kosher and halal slaughter, after intense lobbying by animal rights groups.

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Hall of Fame: Shia LaBeouf

By Jennifer Lipman, June 27, 2011

"I was scared of fish, 'cause of my upbringing, being Jewish.

"Gefilte can ruin your entire seafood life."

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Serving at Wimbledon

By Jay Grenby, June 23, 2011

Kashrut observant Wimbledon fans are once again indulging their cravings for kosher burgers and hot dogs, followed by the traditional strawberries and (parev) cream.

For the third year, Chabad South London has a kosher food trailer at the tennis championships, this time located close to the queue snaking through the temporary car park opposite the Wimbledon complex.

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Campaign for ethical meat label

By Jessica Elgot, June 23, 2011

A new campaign has been launched to introduce ethical certification for kosher meat.

The Chief Rabbi's environmental adviser, Rabbi Natan Levy, and Spencer Shaw, manager of events website Jewpro, have started a petition in order to mobilise wider communal support for the idea.

Rabbi Levy said: "Time and again, I have received an email or phone call from a frustrated Jewish consumer who is se

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Restaurant reopens

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 17, 2011

Manchester's longest running kosher restaurant is back in business following a voluntary liquidation.

JS Restaurant owner Michael Issler reopened the premises on Wednesday after a financial restructuring.

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Oy Vey, it's the kosher version of Taboo

By Jessica Elgot, June 16, 2011

A "kosher" version of word game Taboo – with clues such as "Oy Vey" and "Latke" – will soon be sold in UK toy shops.

Taboo involves teams guessing words from printed clues, described by a teammate who is banned from saying five "taboo" words associated with the clue word.

Boston-based Seth Burstein, 29, who co-created the Jewish version of the game, explained: "You might have to guess th

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Law reprieve for kosher meat labels

By Robyn Rosen, June 16, 2011

An amendment which could lead to controversial plans to label kosher meat has been removed from a proposed new European law.

The European Council and Parliament agreed this week that the new food information regulation will not include a requirement that all
kosher and halal meat would be labelled "meat from slaughter without
stunning".

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Shavuot: In celebration of cheese

By Jennifer Lipman, June 1, 2011

A look at the culinary delights that could be on the menu for Shavuot

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Gefiltefest has the right recipe for foodies

By Jessica Elgot, May 26, 2011

The second Gefiltefest attracted more than 400 foodies to the London Jewish Cultural Centre on Sunday to sample kosher cuisine, learn about culinary traditions and observe cookery demonstrations of dishes from shakshuka to sushi. There were also challah and bagel tastings and food was served in the LJCC garden.

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