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Archive for August, 2011

Park East Kosher is now on facebook, and twitter.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

We would like to take this opportunity to offer our customers

the chance to join us online, and keep up with special offers,

recipes, news, and much more.

For a limited time only, Park East is offering all our customers a chance to


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It’s that simple

The drawing will be held 8/31/11

The Nine Days and Tisha B’Av

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Tisha B’Av, which this year falls on Tuesday August 9th, is a day of mourning where we fast to commemorate the many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, many of which coincidentally have occurred on the ninth of Av.

Tisha B’Av primarily commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples, both of which were destroyed on the ninth of Av (the first by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E.; the second by the Romans in 70 C.E.)

Although this holiday is primarily meant to commemorate the destruction of the Temple, it is appropriate to consider on this day the many other tragedies of the Jewish people, many of which occurred on this day, most notably the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492.

Tisha B’Av is the culmination of a three week period of increasing mourning, beginning with the fast of the Seventeenth day of Tammuz, which commemorates the first breach in the walls of Jerusalem, before the First Temple was destroyed. During this three week period, weddings and other parties are not permitted, and people refrain from cutting their hair.

From the first to the ninth of Av, which begins this Sunday evening July 31st till the morning of Tisha B’Av (August 9th) , it is customary to refrain from eating meat or drinking wine (except on the Shabbat) and from wearing new clothing.

In keeping with the tradition of the Nine Days, our chef has created a wonderful array of flavorful fish dishes.  You are also welcome to call our store for our daily list of tasty soups and delectable side dishes. For those whose tradition allows them to eat meat, we will still be cooking a wide variety of savory Chicken and Beef dishes.

Michael, Murray and the entire staff of Park East Kosher would like to wish all our valued customer an easy fast with blessings to end all tragedies, and for all of us to see the coming of the Moshiach (Messiah) in our time. (more…)