Post Tagged with: "kosher"

Brighton Beach, home to many Russian Jews but no kosher Russian restaurants (Photo by japp1967, Creative Commons license)

Why No Kosher Russian Restaurants Exist in NYC

Food, Jewish, New York June 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm

A story in The Forward explores why there’s kosher sushi and kosher pizza but no kosher Russian restaurants in NYC.

Protestors outside the 92nd Street Y’s gala May 15. (Photo via New York Jewish Week)

Protesting Over ‘Kosher Style’

Food, Jewish, Manhattan May 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Jewish Week reports on a controversy over the food served at the 92nd Street Y’s gala on May 15.

Vireo Health will be located at 89-55 Queens Blvd. (Photo by Bill Parry via Times Ledger)

New to Elmhurst: Kosher Medical Cannabis

Health, Jewish, Queens January 8, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Vireo Health of New York, the first medical marijuana dispensary in Queens, will be the first in the world to be kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union, reports Times Ledger.

Demonstrating butchering at kosher butcher Fischer Bros. & Leslie on New York's Upper West Side (Photo by Leah Koenig via The Tablet)

The Kosher Butcher: Surviving Amid Change

Food, Jewish, New York November 19, 2015 at 4:19 pm

The remaining kosher butchers have looked for new ways to survive and stay in business, reports The Tablet.

(Photo by Stewart Ain via The Jewish Week)

Long Island Losing Kosher Delis

Business, Food, In the News, Jewish, Long Island April 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Changing demographics and eating habits led to the loss of five kosher delis in Nassau and Suffolk counties last year, reports Jewish Week.

Super Bowl Boulevard in Midtown Manhattan. (Photo by Vincent Lim Show Chen, Creative Commons license)

Heralding the ‘New York’ Super Bowl

African American, Food, Jewish, Labor, Metro Area January 31, 2014 at 3:58 pm

The community and ethnic press writes on Kosher food, Latino vendors, human traffiking and Richard Sherman.

The closing of Noah's Ark in the Lower East Side means the last of the kosher eateries in the historically Jewish neighborhood. The Jewish Week asks: Does this mean the end of an era? (Photo by Michael Dat via The Jewish Week)

Last Kosher Eatery on LES Shuts Doors

Food, Jewish, Manhattan October 23, 2013 at 4:55 pm

The closing of Noah’s Ark means no more full-service kosher restaurants in the neighborhood, a stark contrast to years past when the historically Jewish neighborhood thrived with kosher eateries. The Jewish Week asks: Is this the end of an era?

(Photo by Adam Dickter via The Jewish Week)

Kosher Food Pantry Dishes Out Voter Registration Forms

Elections 2013, Food, Politics August 15, 2013 at 7:05 pm

A Kosher food pantry is giving out voter registration forms to get their oft-marginalized patrons to vote and another group has started a registration campaign to increase voting among Orthodox Jews, reports The Jewish Week.

Day laborers wait for work in the Jewish section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Latinos Learn Hasidic Customs at Work

Culture, In the News, Labor, Latino, Religion, Traditions April 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

El Diario-La Prensa looks at the relationship between Latino workers and their Orthodox Jewish employers, from the workers who adjust to religious customs, to the community organizers who work to bridge the gap between the two groups.

Baza Roohi (left) getting ready to serve halal food at the FDR High School shelter in Midwood, Brooklyn. (Photo by Farhan Sheikh)

Opinion: Pantries Short on Halal and Kosher Food, Action Needed

Environment, Food, Opinion January 16, 2013 at 4:43 pm

With over 300,000 Jewish and Muslim families in poverty, an editorial in the Gotham Gazette emphasizes the need for Congress to pass the Kosher and Halal Food Act, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

A still from the Jewish Daily Forward's profile of the "Jewish Mister Softee."

Brooklyn’s Orthodox Scream for Kosher Ice Cream

Culture, Food, Video September 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

For the ultra-Orthodox Jewish children of Brooklyn, the familiar Mister Softee ice cream truck jingle holds less allure than the tune that booms from the Kosher L’Mehadrin Bazel Ice Cream Truck, inviting them to “make a bracha,” or blessing, and buy an icy treat, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Orthodox Union rabbis sought DNA testing help from American Museum of Natural History researcher Sebastien Kvist (seated, right) to learn the origins of microscopic worms in capelin roe (below) and sardines.  (American Museum of Natural History via Jewish Daily Forward)

Voices in Focus: Kosher Worms and Duck Fetuses

Culture, Food August 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Some advice regarding a couple of today’s stories selected from New York’s ethnic and community press: don’t read these around dinnertime, or if you have a delicate stomach.

Hebrew National is owned by ConAgra Foods Inc. (via Jewish Daily Forward)

Voices in Focus: ConAgra Moves to Dismiss Kosher Complaint

Culture, In the News August 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

We have a trio of stories for you this weekend from New York City’s ethnic and community press, including a hearing on a motion to dismiss the consumer fraud case involving hot dog maker Hebrew National, a new Korean-language school in Queens and the man who wants to unseat Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.

Keeping Kosher: Rabbi Sholom Lipskar wraps tefillin with a prisoner in a Florida jail. (Photo courtesy of aleph institute)

Prisons Grapple With Costs as Non-Jewish Inmates Eat Kosher

Food, Religion April 30, 2012 at 6:08 pm

The popularity of a kosher diet among non-Jewish inmates in prisons across the country is costing taxpayers millions of dollars, The Jewish Daily Forward reports. Only a sixth of the 24,000 inmates who eat kosher are Jewish, and kosher meals cost more than double the normal prison meal.

Morrell Caterer’s former general manager Thomas Cataldo, left, and former executive chef Michael Savitsky have alleged that the caterer did not follow kosher protocols.

Allegations of Non-Kosher Catering at Kosher L.I. Weddings

Culture, Food, Long Island, Religion February 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Here’s a decidedly unromantic wedding story for Valentines day: A kosher caterer stands accused of passing off non-kosher food at around 200 upscale Jewish weddings on Long Island.