Kosher

The great kosher meat debate

By Marcus Dysch, December 24, 2013

When you sit down for Shabbat dinner, what is on your mind? The joy of being with friends and family? The relevance of the week’s Torah portion? Or concern over the cost of your kosher roast chicken and chopped liver?

Kosher meat and poultry is more widely available in Britain than ever before, with a greater range of quality and affordability.

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Why turkey gave some rabbis a headache

By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon, November 17, 2013

The story is told that, after the tough winter of 1622-23, the pilgrim fathers of what became the United States of America, celebrated their survival with a feast of wild fowl. By 1790 the day had been enshrined by Congress as one of “public Thanksgiving and prayer”.

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Morrisons: kosher wine ‘is not wine’

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 11, 2013

Morrisons has apologised to Jewish customers for not including kosher wine in an in-store promotion at its Bury supermarket.

The store ran a week-long offer of a 25 per cent saving on “any six bottles of wine”. But customers taking their kosher wine to the checkout were told that it did not count as wine but as a kosher product.

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Nazi past of kosher cake firm Dr Oetker

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 24, 2013

Kosher consumers are considering ditching a popular brand of baking product after it was revealed the company’s founders were Nazis linked to Hitler.

German firm Dr Oetker produces home baking ingredients sold in Britain under the supervision of the Manchester Beth Din.

The products are used in thousands of kosher homes.

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Fluenz flu vaccine containing pork product is kosher

By Anna Sheinman, October 10, 2013

A new flu vaccine that contains pork gelatine is kosher, rabbis have said.

The nasal spray vaccine Fluenz is being given to millions of toddlers and children across the UK this autumn.

Under a vaccination programme, all children aged two or three on September 1 2013, as well as 200,000 children aged four to 10 in seven trial areas, will receive the spray.

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Why the Fluenz vaccine is not treif

By Rabbi Yehuda Brodie, October 10, 2013

There is no doubt that the Fluenz nasal spray vaccine is kosher, for four key reasons.

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Kosher restaurant 1701 makes Michelin Guide

By Rosa Doherty, October 3, 2013

Kosher restaurant 1701 has made it into the new edition of the Michelin Guide, becoming the only kosher establishment currently included in the prestigious list of the country’s best hotels and restaurants.

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Butcher’s heritage site is under threat of the chop

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 12, 2013

A historic Merseyside butcher’s shop which supplied kosher meat to the Titanic is under threat of demolition through building plans of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

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The bogus burger — is it kosher?

By Simon Rocker, August 8, 2013

The world’s first test-tube burger, grown from the stem cells of a cow, may have left question this week over whether it was tasty enough for the table.

But rabbis will have to wrestle with a different problem posed by the creation of a Dutch scientist and funded to the tune of £250,000 by Google co-founder Sergei Brin — is artificial meat kosher?

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Beef between Brum shuls leads to split in supplies

By Simon Rocker, August 5, 2013

Birmingham’s Orthodox community has been unable to agree a common plan to supply kosher food after the city’s only kosher butcher closed a few weeks ago.

As a result, two new outlets for supervised food are due to open this month, prompting questions about their long-term viability.

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