DIY Teruma and Maaser in 4 Easy Steps

DIY Teruma and Maaser in 4 Easy Steps As it is a Mitzva to eat the produce of Eretz Yisroel, and supporting the economy is a mitzvah as well, we encourage our members to follow the procedures below so that they can purchase Israeli vegetables without concern. The following procedure for removing terumos and maasros (the tithes) … Continued

Keystone-K – Updated Romaine Lettuce Health Alert & Raw Vegetables

  Kislev 19, 5779 November 27, 2018   The CDC has updated its alert regarding Romaine lettuce.  You may find further information at the following link: https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/general/1630915/us-officials-its-ok-to-eat-some-romaine-lettuce-again.html   While I cannot accept legal responsibility for the following information, I am sharing it for those people who may find it helpful.   Pos’Tiv and Kosher Gardens … Continued

V-Coffee on Shabbos

V-Coffee on Shabbos A new way of manufacturing instant coffee is becoming popular.  Coffee produced in this manner is touted as tasting better and being healthier.  The process for producing “V-Coffee” does not involve any pre-cooking  of all the coffee powder, but rather, air-roasting and grinding a portion of the powder.   It is roasted by … Continued

Sukkas Available / And a List of All Keystone-K Establishments

The following is the list of all the establishments under Keystone-K / Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia supervision.  If you hear of any establishments that are not on this list claiming to be under our supervision, please notify us.   We note establishments that report having a sukka.  As many establishments put up Sukkas shortly … Continued

Pas Yisroel – Jewish Baked Goods

Pas Yisroel – Jewish Baked Goods Rosh HaShona 5779 Sources Yoreh Deah 112, Orach Chaim and Mishna Brura 242, 422/423, Orchos Chaim l’ha’Rash   During the Aseres Yimai Teshuva, between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, there is a widespread mihhag that even people that do not eat Pas Yisroel during the rest of the year … Continued

STAR-K Starbucks Alert

Our fellow AKO member, Star-K of Baltimore, sent out the following alert dated – July 13, 2018. As many people have been making use of the Star-K list regarding Starbucks we are sharing the Star-K update.  The status of any particular Starbucks may vary.  It is recommended that you follow the guidance of your own … Continued

Technology and Scientific Developments Impact on Halocha / Lettuce, Chicken, Ovens, Refrigeration, Lab Grown Meat

Technology and Scientific Developments Impact on Halocha / Lettuce, Chicken, Ovens, Refrigeration, Lab Grown Meat Rav Yaakov Yisroel Kanievsky zt”l (The Steipler) in his Sefer, Chayai Olam, quotes the Zohar that the wellsprings of scientific knowledge will gush forth during the latter part of the sixth millennia.   We all see that this scientific progress may … Continued

Keystone-K Health Alert – Romaine Lettuce

Keystone-K Health Alert – Romaine Lettuce NOW LIFTED   The CDC has issued an E.coli alert for chopped Romaine lettuce from Yuca, Arizona.  It should not be used even if thoroughly washed. Washing thoroughly with detergent or veggie wash is not only good for eliminating insect infestation, but it is also good for preventing bacterial infections.  … Continued