(JTA) — The Manischewitz Co. said it will close its plant in Newark, New Jersey, cutting the jobs of 169 workers.
Yossi Izakovitch is betting that he can convince ultra-Orthodox Jews that his Bordeaux-style blend is good enough to justify its $100 price tag — and its $93 price differential with Manischewitz. Since its first vintage in 2011, Izakovitch’s Jerusalem winery, Metzuda, has gone from selling 1,500 bottles to 25,000 bottles last year.
If you live in Brooklyn long enough, you will invariably cross paths with one of the very few remaining seltzer delivery men left in New York. You might see an older gentlemen shuffling up a brownstone’s steps carrying a wooden crate filled with jostling glass seltzer siphons in clear and blue hues with silver-colored nozzles on top or an old truck with open sides brimming with bottles and a sign that says “home deliveries.”
Odd Mom Out, which premiered last week on Bravo, is a show about a “normal” woman named Jill living amongst a sea of prissy and perfect Upper East Side moms. Jill functions not only as comedy relief, but also as the Greek Chorus, directing our attention toward the absurdity of excessive lifestyles.