Kosher

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Centre makes Brighton rock

By Cecily Woolf, March 22, 2012

Brighton and Hove Albion football club chairman Tony Bloom officially opened the new Hillel student centre in Brighton.

Around 60 people attended the event at the revamped centre at the city's Middle Street Synagogue.

Mr Bloom welcomed the new facility and said it was important for students to have somewhere to turn for help during difficult times on campus.

The centre has been refurbishe

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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.

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Centre makes Brighton rock

By Cecily Woolf, March 22, 2012

Brighton and Hove Albion football club chairman Tony Bloom officially opened the new Hillel student centre in Brighton.

Around 60 people attended the event at the revamped centre at the city's Middle Street Synagogue.

Mr Bloom welcomed the new facility and said it was important for students to have somewhere to turn for help during difficult times on campus.

The centre has been refurbishe

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Blooms asbestos pay-out

By James Brewster, March 22, 2012

The daughter of a waiter who died from asbestos-related cancer after 30 years working in Bloom's kosher restaurant has settled a damages claim against her late father's employers for £70,000.

Miltiades Charalambous, known as Milton, emigrated from Cyprus to Finsbury Park in the mid-1960s. He worked as a waiter at Bloom's, on Whitechapel High Street, between 1967 and 1996.

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Scottish Jewry: Hiding our identity 'to avoid abuse'

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2012

Scottish Jews hide their religious identity to avoid abuse and attack, a wide-ranging survey has found.

Israelis living in the country reported that they often pretended to be French or Turkish to "avoid uncomfortable situations".

Being Jewish in Scotland was compiled by the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities.

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Case settled over asbestos-related death of former waiter at Bloom's

By James Brewster, March 20, 2012

The daughter of a waiter who died from asbestos-related cancer after 30 years working in a Kosher restaurant today settled her damages claim against her late father's employers for £70,000.

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