Volume 10 Number 84
                       Produced: Fri Dec 24 13:43:01 1993

Subjects Discussed In This Issue: 

         [Danny Weiss]
Jewish in Spain
         [Rachel Sara Kaplan]
Jewish Tourism in DC??
         [Scott Spiegler]
Kashrus of a Boston Restaurant
         [Dan Goldish]
Kosher for Passover resorts, hotels, cruises
         [Moshe Waldoks]
Kosher in Montreal
         [Sheri Kadish]
Kosher in NYC
         [Shimon Schwartz]
Kosher in Santa Rosa, CA
         [Danny Geretz]
Shabbos in Japan
         [Percy Mett]
Tampa/S. Petersburg
         [David Kaufmann ]


From: <danny@...> (Danny Weiss)
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1993 09:41:52 -0500
Subject: Houston

I am currently looking into job opportunities in Houston, Texas.
Can anyone help me out with the usual - what kind of shuls, schools,
butchers/kosher-food, etc?
Please send responses to <danny@...> (though duplicates to
mail-jewish are, of course, never discouraged!).


From: Rachel Sara Kaplan <rachelk@...>
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 93 12:39:20 -0500
Subject: Jewish in Spain

My soon to be Husband and I will be going to be going to Spain in about
3 weeks and a half.  We will be in Madrid for a couple of days and then
traveling around in Andalucia.  Our current itinerary has us stopping in
Toledo, Granada, Arco de la Frontera, Jerez, Cadiz, Sevilla, Cordoba,
and Segovia (if time). We will be spending our first Shabbat in Madrid,
and I know there is a synagogue there.  Our second Shabbat in Spain will
probably be in Sevilla because a book we have mentions a small Jewish
community in that area.  If anyone has any more information on on Kosher
restaurants or Jewish communities or places that are of "Jewish
interest" in these areas I would appreciate the information.  My email
address is: <rachelk@...>



From: <cs015187@...> (Scott Spiegler)
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 93 15:25:32 -0500
Subject: Jewish Tourism in DC??

I will be in Washington, DC from 12/23 to 12/28. I already have my tix
for the Holocaust Museum, but I was wondering if somone could give me
some pointers on more out-of-the-way things to do and see in the area. I
have know idea where the Jewish neighborhood(s) is (you know, sforim
store, bakery, good eats, shuls). Are there any other sights to see that
may be of interest from a Jewish perspective that aren't as well tauted
as the Museum??

Thanks, Scott


From: Dan Goldish <GOLDISH@...>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 93 17:34:22 -0500
Subject: Kashrus of a Boston Restaurant

In mail.jewish Vol. 10 #72, Elie Rosenfeld asks the following:

>What is the _current_ kashrus status of the restaurant "Rubins"?  (Yes,
>I am aware of the other Boston eateries whose Kashrus is not
>questioned.)  I am not looking for a long explanation of the politics
>involved, nor do I want to hear or spread Lashon Hara.  I'd just like a
>simple factual answer to the question: does the mainstream Orthodox
>community currently accept it? (i.e., folks who would accept the O-U but
>not, say, Hebrew National.)

In reply to Elie Rosenfeld's request for information regarding the
Kashrus of Rubin's Restaurant in Boston, Rabbi Abraham Halbfinger has
supplied the following response.

                                        December 21, 1993

The facts at Rubins Restaurant are as follows:

It is not a Glatt Kosher restaurant although some meat might be
Glatt.  Meats are from Shofar and American Kosher taken from 
certain slaughter houses only.  All chickens are U, they do not 
use Hebrew National.  Some orthodox people go there, some do not. 
It is under the orthodox supervision of the Vaad Harabonim.

                                        Sincerely yours,

                                        Rabbi Abraham Halbfinger
                                        Rabbinical Council of Massachusetts
                                        Vaad Harabonim of Massachusetts


From: <WALDOKS@...> (Moshe Waldoks)
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 93 17:58:40 -0500
Subject: Kosher for Passover resorts, hotels, cruises

I would like information on resorts, hotels, cruises that are kosher for
Thank you. Moshe Waldoks (<waldoks@...>)


From: <sheri@...> (Sheri Kadish)
Date: 21 Dec 1993   8:26 EST
Subject: Kosher in Montreal

My husband and I are planning a trip up to Montreal and Quebec City
(staying in Montreal).  We know there are numerous kosher establishments
there, but we'd like the names, addresses and phone numbers of restaurants
and/or take out food places in advance so we can find out who will be
open late when we arrive, etc.  

Thanks for the help.

Sheri Kadish


From: <schwartz@...> (Shimon Schwartz)
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 93 13:10:31 -0500
Subject: Re: Kosher in NYC

  From: <adam@...> (Adam Weiner)

  Where's the best place to get a comprehensive, up-to date listing of
  kosher institutions (restaurants, supermarkets, butchers, etc.) in the
  5 boroughs of New York City?

I doubt that such an animal exists.  There are -many- local hashgachot
that don't necessarily rely upon one another, so they wouldn't list
one another.  There are also frequent openings/closings.

The Jewish Press and the New York Jewish Week both carry (paid) listings
of kosher restaurants, usually indicating the hashgachot.  Note that the
Jewish Week also carries treif restaurant advertising; the kosher ads
are usually on a separate page.


From: imsasby!<dgeretz@...> (Danny Geretz)
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 93 17:34:25 -0500
Subject: Kosher in Santa Rosa, CA

I just found out that I may have to travel to Great Falls, MT and Santa
Rosa, CA sometime in January or February, and may have to stay in Santa
Rosa over a Shabbat.

Any information about observant Jewish community in Santa Rosa would be
appreciated.  Great Falls I've been in before, and I pretty much know
the situation already (which is to say - there's nothing there).

You can e-mail replies to:


or call me at: 800/343-1721 (this is a collection agency "blind line",
so they may act "cagey" when they answer, but if you ask for me and say
it's in reference to my business trip to California, everything should
be OK).

I will (bli neder) summarize information received for other m-j readers.
(BTW, about a month ago, I asked about Puerto Rico for a friend and
promised to summarize.  I did not get any e-mail replies, but since
then, my friend has gone and come back, and reports that all she was
able to find was a Conservative synagogue in San Juan).

Thank you,

Danny Geretz


From: <P.Mett@...> (Percy Mett)
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 93 13:10:57 -0500
Subject: Shabbos in Japan

Since this has appeared on the list several times recently, it is as well
to point out that the day which has to be observed as shabbos in Japan is
not universally agreed. Because Japan is not on the Asian continent, there
is an opinion that it is in the Western hemisphere for halachic purposes.
Consequently shabbos should be observed there from sunset on Saturday to
nightfall on Sunday. (A similar consideration applies to New Zealand.)

Certainly one businessman I know who travels often to Japan makes a point
of never spending shabbos there, nor landing on a Sunday before nacht.

It is noteworthy that when the Mirrer Yeshiva obtained passage to the
Orient during WWII they spent their first Yom Kippur in Kobe, and fasted
for two consecutive days. (They subsequently went on to Shanghai, where
they spent the rest of the war.)

Perets Mett


From: David Kaufmann  <david@...>
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 93 21:55:07 -0500
Subject: Re: Tampa/S. Petersburg

For information on Tampa/S. Petersburg, contact:
Rabbi Dubrawski
Chabad Lubavitch
PO Box 271157
Tampa, FL 33688
Phone: 813-963-2317
Fax: 813-961-8518

David Kaufmann INTERNET:	<david@...>


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