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

But What Could be Wrong with…

  But What Could be Wrong with… It is often puzzling why the reputable Kashrus agencies require supervision for products that appear to be “natural”.  The following excerpt from the Wall Street Journal of September 14, 2017 makes it quite clear.  This does not mean that every product on the market needs supervision.  For example, … Continued

Alerts: Keystone-K The Kosher Grill, Shoprite on the Blvd., Bais Din of South Africa, OU Alert regarding Chocolate Chips

Keystone-K – The Kosher Grill (one food stand) will be under our supervision on Jewish Heritage Night at Citizens Bank Park (Thursday September 14th). Keystone-K – Shoprite on the Boulevard Alert: Loose baked items will not be supervised at Shoprite on the Boulevard.  Packaged baked goods with our symbol are supervised.  The Kosher section is … Continued

Shoprite on the Blvd. – Bakery

As of Wednesday morning , September 6, 2017, Shoprite on the Blvd. will not bake (exclusively) kosher products on the premises.   Baked items that are sold loose are not supervised.  All products that we supervise are packaged and bear our seal. There are expenses which are incurred in maintaining high quality reliable Kashrus.  This is especially true … Continued

Check the Label – From the OU – Entenmann’s

From the OU – Entenmann’s   Most of the product line manufactured under the brand Entenmann’s/Bimbo Bakeries is certified O/UD (dairy).  A few items are not certified and do not bear the O/UD symbol.  Consumers should always check each item when purchasing to verify that there is a Kosher symbol on the product.  Just because … Continued

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware The major Kashrus Agencies take their responsibilities very seriously.  In fact one of the major agencies spent an entire year experimenting with two vegetables to determine the degree of infestation during various seasons of the year, as well as how the source location effected infestation.   Along with our sister … Continued