-On a per capita basis, Tel Aviv is the world’s 3rd largest sushi market. But a crisis looms. (Ynet)
-A look at the making in Israel of the sesame-based foods halvah and tehina. (Haaretz)
–Jews created the bundt pan, and you can now get it in a star-of-David form. (Nordicware)
–A Comprehensive Guide to Challah and Bread Baking. (Cleveland Jewish News)
-A look at whatâ€™s involved in preparing Kosher food in China, for export to the West. (LA Times)
-Masorti Rabbi Adam J. Frank argues that â€œOU and Israel’s rabbinate condone barbarityâ€? because they provide Kosher authorization for the â€œuse of the animal restraint method known as “shackling and hoisting” during the kosher slaughter process.â€? He argues that it violates the law against unnecessary infliction of pain to animals. (The Jerusalem Post)
Pronounced: KOH-sher, Origin: Hebrew, adhering to kashrut, the traditional Jewish dietary laws.