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Whence Commeth Mordechai? | מרדכי מן התורה מנין?

Articles of Interest | February 23rd, 2021

מרדכי מן התורה מנין? חולין קל”ט ע”ב Whence Commeth Mordechai? Chullin 139   By: Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech Z”L The manufacture of flavor essences is one of the oldest crafts in the food industry.  While many botanicals are used as spices, only a small fraction of the plant material actually contributes its distinctive flavor.  Food chemists…

And it is Kosher before the King | וכשר הדבר לפני המלך

Articles of Interest | February 23rd, 2021

וכשר הדבר לפני המלך אסתר ח’ ה’ And it is Kosher before the King Esther 8:5 By: Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech Z”L Some of the Kashrus terms we use in everyday parlance have evolved far from their original meanings.  Everyone knows that when we say something is “Treif” we mean that it is “not Kosher” –…


Articles of Interest | January 25th, 2021

Jan. 21 2021 / 8 Shvat 5781 RABBI DESMOND MAIZELS Z”TL On Erev Shabbos, Parshas VaEira, the world woke up to shocking news, the passing of a huge icon in the world of Kashrus, Rabbi Desmond Maizels, of Capetown, South Africa.  Having had the opportunity of working in conjunction with Rabbi Maizels for over 35…

Radouga Distilleries

Articles of Interest | January 6th, 2021

The MK proudly certifies Radouga Distilleries as an important part of its kosher family! Proudly hailing from Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, Radouga’s spirits combine quality, local-sourced water with Saskatchewan’s famous wheats to create perfectly smooth vodkas and uniquely flavoured liqueurs.    Radouga’s remote origins don’t make it any less competitive amongst big league distilleries. In 2015,…

‘Brad’s Plant Based’ Foods: Snacking With Purpose

Kosher | December 29th, 2020

At Brad’s Plant Based, passion and purpose are at the heart of everything the company strives to deliver. The CEO of Brad’s Plant Based, Arthur Pergament, discovered his passion to bring plant-based snacking options in the consumer space due to an encounter that would forever change his life. While he was jogging one afternoon in…


New certifications | December 22nd, 2020

This store is a slice of heaven for meat- lovers. Prime cuts of meat, savoury sausages, perfectly-roasted chickens, savoury deli meats, rich pâtés – you name it, Mike the Butcher’s got it! While you’re there, you can also pick-up some gourmet grocery items to go along with your feast or order a scrumptious sandwich served…

Pizza Pita Prime

Uncategorised | December 22nd, 2020

One of Jewish Montreal’s icons, Pizza Pita moved locations a few months ago and are now located at 5345 Vezina. It was an upheaval for Tzvi and Chaim Shpiegelman and even more so for their devoted customers who followed them, never missing a beat of support for one of Montreal’s most beloved kosher restaurants.  The…

6 Questions for Rabbi Mani Dienna, Kosher Inspector at MK

Articles of Interest Kosher | December 14th, 2020

What led you to become a Kosher inspector ? This is a very interesting question. I probably came to Kosher supervision from a different perspective and background than most Mashgichim (Kosher supervisors). I live in Toronto and I was originally involved in the business world. I owned and operated a large medical laboratory and a chain…

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