Rutledge Rita’s / SNAPPLE / Store Brands

Rita’s Rutledge The Rutledge Rita’s will not be under supervision this year.  They will carry some non-kosher products. SNAPPLE Not all flavors are supervised by the OK.  Please check each type for supervision.  Mixed cases are sold, some bearing an OK and some do not.  The non-supervised bottles may contain grape-juice. STORE BRANDS It is … Continued

Keystone-K Alerts: Lettuce and Cabbage Health Alert Lifted January 11, 2018 / Israeli Produce

  The health alert for lettuce and cabbage has been lifted.  More detailed information may be found by following the link below.   http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2018/01/breaking-first-report-dr-shanik-says-all-lettuce-and-cabbage-now-okay-to-eat.html   Please check labels and signage for the origin of produce.  Israeli produce is found in many stores – especially during the winter.  We have published detailed guidelines on our web-site … Continued

Tevillas Keilim

What needs Tevilla? Utensils which are used for eating or for preparing food require tevilla.  Those utensils that are used in early stages of preparation of food do not require tevilla, for example equipment used to harvest food and equipment used to sift flour.   Only utensils owned by someone who is Jewish that were … Continued

Orla ערלה – The first Three Years

The fruit of a tree or fruit bush may not be eaten during the first three years of its growth.  Not only is it prohibited to eat the fruit but no benefit whatsoever may be derived from the fruit.  This halocha applies both in Eretz Yisroel and in חו”ל (outside of Eretz Yisroel).  There is one … 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, but rather, air-roasting and grinding.   It is roasted by a process similar to making air popped popcorn.  Due to … Continued