Only 15% of kosher consumers say they buy kosher food because of religious rules.

More People Choosing Kosher for Health By KAREN BARROW An ancient diet has become one of the hottest new food trends. A growing number of supermarket shoppers are going kosher — not for religious reasons, but because they are convinced the foods are safer and better for health. Kosher foods, which must meet a number […]

Bamidbar: Why Give the Torah in the Desert?

One of the all-time classic questions has been: Why give Torah in the desert? Aside from all the meanings accorded to Mt. Sinai, and all the lessons we can learn from the fact that G-d came down over this “humble” mountain and gave His Torah here, still, a holy Torah ought to be given in […]

Shabbat with the Baal Shem Tov

“When your brother becomes impoverished, and cannot support himself in the community, you must come to his aid.” (Behar 12:3) The Baal Shem Tov sent a group of his closest Chassidim on a mission to a distant town. On their arrival, they went to pay their respects to the Rabbi of the town, who was […]


Strikly Kosher Inc. is now operating Glatt kosher food stands at Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium and the Izod Center offering Glatt Kosher hot dogs, knishes and various snacks. Hashgacha is under the Vaad Harabonim of Queens. Stand locations are below. Enjoy! Yankees Stadium Located: Section 321 Behind home plate;Section 214-A;Section 110 Gate 6;Bleachers 238-239 Next […]

Join us this Shabbat to say Farewell to our Dear Friend Ronen

Our friend Ronen Brick will be making aliyaa on Sunday.  He is sponsoring our kiddush this shabbat and invites the entire community to enjoy the kiddush with him to say goodbye.  Ronen has been a part of our community for four years and we have enjoyed having him.  Ronen, we wish you the best of […]

Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim)

Jerusalem Day (Hebrew: יום ירושלים, Yom Yerushalayim) is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in 1967. The day is marked by state ceremonies, memorial services for soldiers who died in the battle for Jerusalem, parades through downtown Jerusalem, reciting the Hallel prayer […]

Why Dairy on Shavuot?

On Shavuot, we eat dairy for the festival meals or at least for most of them.  Jewish lore offers several origins for the dairy tradition: Moses was drawn out of the water on the day which later became known as Shavuot.  He was willing to be nursed only by a Hebrew women.  On his merit, […]

A Set of Dishes – A Transforming Story

By Velvl Greene   Even before we met Rabbi Moshe Feller in 1962 we would have been considered active and even committed Jews. Most of our friends were Jewish, our families were Jewish, our interests included Jewish “things”, and our outlook was certainly Jewish. We read books published by the JPS, we listened to Jewish […]