Shmita Produce – Avoid from… to…-

The Star-K compiled the following list to alert the consumer of the “Shmita-dates” for various forms of Israeli produce.  Produce which is not certified should be avoided during the times listed.   Please do not hesitate to purchase Israeli produce with a reliable kosher certification. Almond (Dry)-Beginning of Sep. 2015-Middle of Sep. 2016 Almond (Green) -Beginning of May 2015-Middle … Continued

Cholov Yisroel / Pas Yisroel

Please note: The teudos (certificates of certification) state if an establishment is “Cholov Yisroel” and/or “Pas Yisroel”.  This can be viewed on the certificate displayed in the establishment as well as on the online certificate.

Israeli Produce – Shmita, Terumos, and Maasros

It is a mitzva and a privilege to support the Israeli economy and to eat the produce of Eretz Yisroel which has many mitzvos attached to it.  During the Shmita year and the following year special caution is required.  During any other years terumot and maasrot must be properly removed.  Those foods which have a reliable hechsher … Continued