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Rosh Hashanah

Skokie Wal-Mart banking big on kosher items

Skokie Wal-Mart banking big on kosher items

It looks like a typical supercenter, but Wal-Mart Stores is stocking some extras at its new Skokie location: foods ranging from Paskez brand candy to Shor Harbor glatt kosher meat.

Aiming to appeal to observant Orthodox Jews who live nearby, Wal-Mart is carrying several hundred kosher items, more than any other Wal-Mart in the country, managers said.

This week, a table near the entrance was covered with packages of round challah, the traditional bread served during the Jewish new year, or Rosh Hashana, which begins Wednesday night. The challah, and many other baked goods, are brought in from Chicago's North Shore Kosher Bakery.

The kosher products are the latest...