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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jewish Thought

H&H Bagels, a long-time fixture of New York life, has apparently gone out of business permanently.Bagel lovers everywhere have new reason to grieve – the iconic Manhattan-based H&H Bagels has gone out of business for good. This past week, city marshals locked the business’ West 46th Street branch – which was primarily a plant for manufacturing bagels to be shipped worldwide, along with a small retail store – as part of a legal possession.

This latest development seemed to put an end to H&H, which has experienced sharply declining finances in recent years, resulting in multiple bankruptcies, foreclosures and evictions. The famed bagel emporium’s original retail store on the Upper West Side closed in June under the threat of imminent eviction, while a manufacturing plant in Secaucus, New Jersey, where the majority of the company’s bagels

In a great event in Great Neck, endorsed by 12 local synagogues, OU Kosher will present its two poskim (halachic decisors) — Rav Hershel Schachter and Rav Yisroel Belsky — as they bring their lifetime of Talmudic wisdom to the community in a wide-ranging presentation that will include an “ASK the OU Poskim” session. The ASK OU OUTREACH program, sponsored by the Harry H. Beren Foundation of Lakewood New Jersey, is open to the entire community, with free admission.

The program will be held on

A cheese factoryKosher manufacturers often sub-contract various phases of their production to specialty plants. In many cases, production may be completed in one facility while the packaging, for example, would be carried out by a company that specializes in packaging
For the Haolam and Miller’s brands, they just happened to have their cheese in the wrong place. Last week, Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion, which was contracted to shred and package the kosher cheese, confirmed that some products processed on

I originally found this whole wheat banana bread recipe on the King Arthur website, I kept experimenting and trying to make it taste good while making it low fat and sugar free. When I tried using Earth Balance instead of butter, it really was still not low fat, and it had a bitter after-taste. I decided to try applesauce instead of the butter and it added a nice sweetness to the recipe while still keeping the banana bread moist. I also substituted brown rice syrup for the

More than 6,000 Kosher Food Industry professionals attended the 23rd Annual Kosherfest Kosher food trade show at the Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus New Jersey on November 8-9.
Kosherfest is the largest gathering of manufacturers, distributors and buyers of kosher food in the world. In addition to the over 350 exhibitors of the various kosher foods, wines, spirits and kashrut-related products, the show included a two-day program of special events and industry seminars.
Exhibitors came from all