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The Kosher Connection

October 21, 2020, by

They used to say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – today it’s everyone. And the UAE has morphed this to even greater heights to attracting Jewish travel and tourism to the Emirates. If other countries follow suit, it will unlock Jewish tourism throughout the entire Gulf. Since the announcement

Orthodox Union to Supervise Kosher Food certification in UAE

September 10, 2020, by

The Orthodox Union said on Tuesday that it will be the leading kosher certification agency in the United Arab Emirates. The leadership of the UAE requested that the Orthodox Union take up the position after it handled kosher food during the visit to the UAE by an Israeli and US delegation last week. Orthodox Union

Latest on the Kosher Status of Arnold’s, Entenmann’s

December 12, 2018, by

A great outcry emerged late last week upon the news that Bimbo Bakeries USA would be removing kosher certification from many of its breads and rolls. Confusion reigned as kosher consumers also feared from Bimbo-owned brands Entenmann’s and Thomas. And while it seems our raspberry danish twists and nooks and crannies are safe for now,

Lab-Grown Meat The Controversy

November 20, 2017, by

Unless you have vegetarian tendencies, there is a good chance you enjoy a juicy, flame-broiled steak. The caramelized results of the Maillard reaction, which gives browned food its distinctive flavor, make being an omnivore enjoyable. But pretty soon, even those who don’t eat meat from animals on philosophical grounds may be able to savor that

Kosher Brings Out the Best at Winter Fancy Food Show 2016

February 25, 2016, by

For the past 25 years I’ve been coming to San Francisco every year to attend the Winter Fancy Food show. I admit, getting out of the New York winter every January is certainly a bonus, but attending this growing event is much more than a foodie’s dream, it’s a reunion of the important players in

Not Your Bubby’s Wine

June 1, 2015, by

Hip, edgy, and the only of its kind on the shelves, Ralph’s company L’Chaim Kosher Wine is definitely not your Bubby’s wine, but it’s certainly worthy of her table. Phrases like that—and “Kosher, Even if You’re Not” have become marketing slogans launched by the international wine house to promote its products beyond the old-school styles

Was a Parah Adumah Discovered in New Jersey?

March 31, 2015, by

A fully red cow, which appears to be usable as the biblical Red Heifer or Parah Adumah, has been attracting increasing attention on a small farm outside of Lakewood, New Jersey. TheCoolJew.com investigated.

Tokyo Goes Kosher

December 29, 2014, by

A first restaurant with an official kashrut certificate is set to open in Japan’s capital city next week. The restaurant, called “Chana’s Place,” is located in the Chabad House in central Tokyo’s Takanawa neighborhood. It is expected to serve the hundreds of Jews living in the city, as well as the thousands of Israeli and

Meet the Woman Who Keeps Tootsie Rolls Kosher

November 10, 2014, by

If you keep kosher, and enjoy eating a handful of Tootsie Rolls or drinking a tall glass of Gatorade, you have Phyllis Koegel to thank. As marketing director of the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division, Koegel is charged with convincing companies of the financial and commercial benefits of going kosher—and getting the OU symbol, the most