Kosher deli owner sparks kashrut row in Glasgow

By Simon Rocker, September 27, 2012

The Lubavitch owner of a kosher deli has caused a stir in Glasgow by choosing to supervise it himself rather than come under the umbrella of the local kashrut authority.

Rabbi Mendel Jacobs took over Hello Deli in August, announcing that it was under the “strict” supervision of himself and his wife Tzirl.


Kosher supermarket firebombed in Paris

By Sandy Rashty, September 19, 2012

An explosive device was reportedly thrown into a kosher supermarket in Paris at around 12:45pm today.

Two hooded men dressed in black allegedly threw the grenade into the Naouri supermarket in Sarcelles, injuring at least one person and causing three others to have a panic attack.


The (strictly kosher) ice cream van is here!

By Anna Sheinman, August 22, 2012

American newspaper The Jewish Daily Forward have made a video about one of New York's few strictly kosher ice cream trucks.


Kosher food at the London Olympics — it's a secret

By Marcus Dysch, July 26, 2012

Spectators hoping to buy kosher food at London 2012 may face an Olympian effort to locate their meals.

Strict rules on advertising at the Olympics means companies providing kosher meals cannot promote their products or tell Jewish spectators where the food will be available.

Kosher food producer Hermolis is among the companies contracted to create special meals during the Games.


Kosher chocolate chip change causes controversy

By Jennifer Lipman, May 24, 2012

Jewish cooks across the US have been left distraught after a popular brand of chocolate chips was stripped of its "parev" label.

The Trader Joe's semisweet chocolate chips have long been a staple of the kosher kitchen, with people using them to whip up all manner of milk-free desserts.


Little Jerusalem still flowers in Pitigliano

By Dany Mitzman, May 3, 2012

The best way to arrive in Pitigliano is by night. As you round the last bend to the top of the hill which faces Pitigliano across the valley, the town suddenly looms up out of the tufa rock on which it's built: an enchanted fairyland, a Little Jerusalem.


Gerald Kaufman to rescue on kashrut

By Jessica Elgot, April 26, 2012

MPs have narrowly rejected a proposed bill which would force retailers to label kosher meat as "killed without stunning" to stop consumers buying the meat "without their knowledge".

The bill was proposed by Conservative MP Philip Davies, who said kosher and halal meat was being "forced upon" non-religious shoppers.

But the bill, supported by the RSPCA, was rejected after a first reading by 7


Gefilte fish gets a retro-chic makeover

By Nathalie Rothschild, April 4, 2012

In Brooklyn, three Jewishfoodies are
reviving old-world dishes for a new, environmentally-aware generation.

Liz Alpern, Jackie Lilinshtein and Jeffrey Yoskowitz, founders of the Gefilteria, are offering up traditional Ashkenazi foods with a twist.


El Al boss makes flying visit

By Simon Rocker, March 29, 2012

The head of El Al, General Eliezer Shkedi, has said in London that the airline should not fly on Shabbat and should continue to serve kosher meals, despite the cost.

As "the civil wings of Israel and of the Jewish nation", it was not just "a regular airline," he declared.

General Shkedi became president and chief executive of El Al in 2009 after serving for five years as Commander of the Isr


Our spicy look at forgotten Jews

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2012

The kosher Curry website was initially born out of a desire to choose and report on a sector of society that had otherwise been overlooked by the mainstream media.