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‘Cooking is our expression’: the ultra-Orthodox foodies stirring the pot

Jewish Haredim diners are beginning to see the growth of high-end food scene in Israel
Tehilla Siton, editor of Taimot food magazine, says people are looking for a higher standard of food. Photograph: Miriam Berger/Guardian

Michael Zilbershlag used to loathe to eat out: as a follower of kosher lemehadrin, one of the strictest forms of Jewish dietary law, the professional caterer found there often wasn’t anything she wanted to order.

That’s why two years ago Zilbershlag started a new brand, Kosher and Tasty, joining a wave of Haredi, or ultra-Orthodox, women in Israel mixing old rules with new Instagram filters as they promote and refine their

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