The largest kosher food brand in the United States, Hebrew National, known for its tagline "We Answer to a Higher Authority," is being sued in federal court for allegedly not meeting the kosher standards it famously advertises.
Countless bullet marks, a hole punched in a wall by a grenade and windows covered with plastic bear testimony to a carnage that left six people dead in Mumbai's Chabad House last year when terrorists besieged several sites around the financial hub of India.
In search of lox, gefilte fish and other traditional delicacies, generations of New England Jews have patronized Springfield Smoked Fish. Founded in 1934 in Springfield, Mass., the company produces more than three dozen fish products using recipes its founders brought from Eastern Europe. Certified kosher, the business follows strict rules in processing its herring, salmon, trout and mackerel. Should the fire go out in the smokehouse oven, for instance, only a rabbi is permitted to relight the flame.