What's what? In Israel, the shape of a boureka pastry traditionally tells you what's inside. Now the country's chief rabbis want the shapes to get a lot more specific to help people keep kosher.
June 13, 2013 The council of rabbis that regulates everything connected with Jewish religious law in Israel now wants to change the shape of bourekas, a type of stuffed pastry popular among Israelis. The move is aimed at helping people keep kosher. But if the rabbis succeed, says one cafe owner, "there really is no limit to their power."
Israelis eat at a kosher McDonald's restaurant in Tel Aviv.
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November 30, 2012 The country's ultra-Orthodox Jews control kosher certification, but some restaurants are raising objections and forming their own rival certification association. The dispute is part of a wider debate over how Israel should manage the relationship between church and state.
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This matzo ball soup may be kosher, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's better for you.
June 21, 2012 Customers think "kosher" and "gluten-free" mean healthier, and food marketers are seizing on that.
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