Kosher for Pesach 2020 – Tequila

KA Kosher of Mexico KFP Tequila List The following are Kosher for Passover under KA-Kosher (Rav Hamachshir Rav Chaim Cohn shlit”a) no symbol required LIST OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES  APPROVED FOR PESACH 5780   TEQUILA TEQUILA 100% DON EDUARDO BLANCO. TEQUILA ANTIGUO DE HERRADURA BLANCO 100% AGAVE TEQUILA EL JIMADOR BLANCO 100% AGAVE TEQUILA HACIENDA DEL … Continued

DIY Teruma and Maaser in 4 Easy Steps

  DIY Teruma and Maaser in 4 Easy Steps Both fruit and vegetables from Eretz Yisroel are sold in numerous area stores.  By law the country of origin all produce must be posted.  Please check if produce comes from Eretz Yisroel. As it is a Mitzva to eat the produce of Eretz Yisroel, and supporting … Continued

Many Worcestershire sauces contain anchovies.

  Keystone-K: Important information from our sister agencies.  As with all halocha matters, you should turn to your own rabbi for Halocha guidance. From the OU: Many Worcestershire sauces contain anchovies. Is it permissible to add Worcestershire sauce to meat? We noted in the past Halacha Yomis that there is a dispute whether fish is … Continued

“Pick Your Own” and other alerts

Keystone-K appreciates that our sister agencies generously share their knowledge base.  The following are a number of alerts that may be of interest to you: It is recommended that corn on the cob should be unhusked and washed well before cooking, microwaving, or grilling. Pick your own and organic blueberries have a higher rate of … 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

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

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

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