The section dealing with kosher food explains the basics of kashruth and kosher food preparation.
As kosher food has is becoming increasingly popular with general public (many people believe that kosher food is cleaner and healthier than regular food) and non-observant Jewish people (for both ideological and health reasons) we feel that some description of kosher food basics is needed.
For observant Jewish people we are adding more in-depth comments on various kosher food halachic questions based on rabbinical authorities' piskei din concerning kosher food.
Various subdivisions of the Kosher food section list kosher restaurants, caterers and kosher food producers from around the world.
Here we list kosher meat producers with full information on their hechsher. Sometimes kosher food is produced in non-kosher slaughter-houses made kosher especially for the shchitah, in this case we describe the whole process of such kosher meat production.
The kosher meat list also includes shochtim and specialized kosher meat shops.
The kosher wine list deals with both kosher wine producers and kosher wine sellers. You can search our database also for wines kosher for Pesach.
Please notice that under kosher wine we understand all products that hilchot hagefen apply to.
Kosher gift baskets
With its origin in the mishloach manot custom, kosher gift baskets were once domain of the Purim festival. As of today the kosher gift basket popularity has grown tremendously and includes kosher gift baskets for just every occasion: birthdays, weddings, shiva (condolence), brit milah and bar mitzvah, most holidays& There are special corporate kosher gift baskets and baby kosher gift baskets.
Make sure that the company of your choice does deliver to place you need many sellers send their kosher gift baskets to mainland US and Canada or Israel only.
With the growth of kosher tourism in recent years the need for kosher catering in places with no Jewish communities and no kosher restaurants has grown. While it was unthinkable to organize kosher catering in places like Central/Eastern Europe or South-East Asia few years ago you will find kosher caterers almost everywhere in the world today.
Most of them are, of course, based in places like NY or Israel but some will join your group and organize kosher catering in non-kosher hotels around the world.
London neighbourhoods Our family of four is traveling to London in July. We would like to look for an air bnb in a secular neighbourhood within an hour's walk to an Orthodox synagogue. Can you suggest some neighbourhoods for us to try?
how to ship belongings What does Customs allow or what items do they tax heavily. I have electronics, laptop, tablet, printers, I need as a writer, and also want some household items for an apt. with me. Want to give out blankets, soup, and bread to poor and shut-in Holocaust survivors too. Have Israeli friends, but don't want to bother them before I visit them. No idea who to contact for apt. search and for Customs requirements.
Key Jewish Tours, a travel agency specialized in Jewish Itineraries in Italy, will lead you through the many cultural and historical Jewish sites. We can organize meetings with local communities and provide for kosher food in all Italian cities, using specialized kosher caterers with the certificate of the local Rabbinate. Contact us to discover a new side of Italy! not only Rome, Florence and Venice, but many new destinations in the smaller enchanting cities!
Tour of the Amsterdam former Jewish Quarter
Leading by the most important Jewish History of the city of Amsterdam. Passing by no less than 6 (former) synagogues. This tour is a mix of the history of how this area came to be the Jewish Quarter, of Sefardic and Asjkenasic Jews, Kokadorus, the Castro family, World War II, The Jewish Council, and much more.