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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Jewish Thought

The world of glatt kosher dining in Queens has been taken to a new level with the recent opening of Chateau Steakhouse, an upscale restaurant serving all of New York City’s Jewish communities at its centrally situated location. Diners seeking a magnificent atmosphere will marvel at Chateau Steakhouse’s elegant 10,000 square foot facility, with its breathtaking floor to ceiling windows and inviting marble and wood décor. Those in the mood for a more intimate yet visually appealing dining experience can take advantage of the new restaurant’s two separate dining areas: one with a beautiful large crystal chandelier, and the other featuring a stunning waterfall. Chateau Steakhouse even offers casual surroundings with its full sushi bar

Several notable changes have shaken up the kosher scene in New York City over the past couple of weeks, as some kosher eateries have closed while others are preparing to open and offer refreshingly new dining experiences.

In midtown Manhattan, the Clubhouse Café – an upscale glatt kosher restaurant on West 46th Street that was winning generally rave reviews for both the quality of its food and its hip, music-infused ambience – announced its closing on May 24. In a press release, the management

The Woodbury Jewish Center, a Long Island Conservative congregation, is pushing for the eviction of Morell Caterers (who have previously been accused of violating the laws of kashrut) for non-payment of synagogue occupancy fees.
A Long Island synagogue is pushing for the eviction of a caterer who was accused earlier this year of violating the laws of kashrut, according to local news reports.

Scott Morell, the eponym of one of Long Island’s largest catering companies, operates in three synagogues: Temple Beth Torah of Melville, Temple Israel of Lawrence, and the Woodbury Jewish Center. According to CBS, the Woodbury Jewish Center has now opted to evict Morell from their facilities. The reason: though the caterer was

Polish Minister of Agriculture Marek Sawicki refuses to cave in to pressure from activist groups to ban the preparation of kosher (and halal) meat.Poland’s minister of agriculture has publicly stated that he will not accede to the demands of activists who have been calling for a government-imposed ban on ritual Jewish slaughter (shechitah) in that European country. Agricultural Minister Marek Sawicki said that outlawing ritual slaughter would be contradictory to the Polish Constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion to all of Poland’s citizens. “Under European Union law, ritual slaughter is acceptable and there is no reason to

Enjoying the beers at a recent beer festival in Israel. (PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID SILVERMAN)Almost overnight, Israel has become a mecca for beer drinkers, offering some surprisingly fine ales, stouts and lagers. Our friends at ISRAEL21c take a look at the top 10.

It’s hard to believe that Israel had no microbreweries only a couple of years ago. Now the country is practically awash with fine ales – more than 20 licensed “boutique” breweries, and a rapidly evolving drinking culture.

“Israeli beers are making a mark on the international beer circuit,” says Shachar Hertz of the Beer &