When Is Passover 2016?

What is Passover? Passover is an 8 day long Jewish holiday commemorating the exodus of Egypt and celebrating our freedom. On Passover, it is forbidden to own or eat any leavened bread or grain, and Jews eat matzah, (a traditional cracker if you’re Ashkenazi, and pita if you’re Sephardi) made only of flour and water and kneaded and baked in less than 18 minutes. Ashkenazi jews don’t eat kitniyot - like beans, rice, and quinoa - because it looks like grain and some grain might mistakenly get into it. Sephardi Jews eat kitniyot on Pesach, but sort and check it very well. Passover is kept on the 14th day of the month of Nissan, which generally falls out to be in the spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Read More
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Jewish Kosher Community

Did you know? Halifax, Nova Scotia has a Jewish Orthodox Community! And they have Minyan 3 times a day at their beautiful community synagogue "Beth Israel Synagogue". So for all of you who are looking for the only Minyan in Canada east of Montreal, visit Beth Israel Synagogue. We updated their listing recently right here on Kosher Travel Info. Read More
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Updated Minyan info for Shaarei Torah Orthodox Congregation of Syracuse

We just updated the Minyan info for Shaarei Torah Orthodox Congregation of Syracuse.   Shaarei Torah Orthodox Congregation of Syracuse is an Orthodox Union offiliated Shul in Syracuse, NY. The rabbi is Rabbi Evan Shore. They have daily Minyunim. It is a perfect stopover on the way from the Metro New York area to travelers going to Buffalo, New York or the Toronto, Canada area. Read More
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La Fe Seasoned Rice, Unauthorized OU Symbol and are not Kosher

OU Kashruth Alert, La Fe Seasoned Rice, August 13, 2015 Brand: La Fe Product: All varieties of seasoned rice Company: La Fe Food Company, Moonachie, NJ Issue: Varieties of seasoned rice, including Yellow Rice, Seasoned Rice & Black Beans, Mexican Style Seasoned Rice and Seasoned Rice & Red Beans, bear an unauthorized OU and are not kosher. Corrective action has been implemented. If consumers see this product on the market they are asked, if possible, to take a picture of it and report the location to kosherq@ou.org.
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Monsey area Kosher Supermarkets Advertise Summer Dairy Menu’s and Takeout before the 9 Days

It looks like every kosher grocery and kosher supermarket in the greater Monsey, NY area in Rockland County is trying to outdo each other with full color glossy ads advertising dairy and pareve menus right before the upcoming "Nine Days". Local shopping publications like the "Community Connections" have full color ads from a couple of the area kosher supermarkets. Some outright advertising "Nine Days". Read More
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