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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #240 on: July 17, 2013, 01:41:29 AM »
I'm heading out there tomorrow. SF thanks for all the help. I don't know how I could have done it without you.

We are packing everything but the kitchen sink now. My packing list is a mile long. Frozen dinners, pot, electric burner, etc.

We'll be in ANC for Shabbos, as of now seems like heading to Chabad for the meals. They said that Salmon was on the menu and earlier in this thread people found that the Star-K is not recommending wild salmon bc of anisakis...how do I approach that?

Enjoy and good luck! Hopefully you'll have nicer weather than I did :'(. Don't forget the Toursaver book!

Re. salmon maybe ask them if it's wild caught or farmed? Although I can't see why they should sell farmed in AK at all.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #241 on: July 17, 2013, 02:09:30 AM »
Enjoy and good luck! Hopefully you'll have nicer weather than I did :'(. Don't forget the Toursaver book!
Denali is showing light snow for Sunday so I don't know about that..But hopefully.

Don't forget the Toursaver book!
Don't worry, It's already packed.

So, any final suggestions?


Re. salmon maybe ask them if it's wild caught or farmed? Although I can't see why they should sell farmed in AK at all.
I guess I'll have to but that will probably feel awkward.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #242 on: July 17, 2013, 02:16:59 AM »
So, any final suggestions?

Pack it in. You could sleep when you get home ;).
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #243 on: July 17, 2013, 02:20:46 AM »
Pack it in. You could sleep when you get home ;).
Can you tell me what you did re: davening shachris? for zmanim and direction faced...
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #244 on: July 17, 2013, 02:24:13 AM »
Can you tell me what you did re: davening shachris? for zmanim and direction faced...

Shachris first thing in the morning, usually about 7-8. Mincha right before bed (12-1), maariv I woke up for about 2:30, which was the "darkest" part of the night. For direction I simply faced east (maybe a bit southeast).
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #245 on: July 17, 2013, 02:26:49 AM »
Have a safe trip enjoy.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #246 on: July 17, 2013, 08:58:38 AM »


Re. salmon maybe ask them if it's wild caught or farmed? Although I can't see why they should sell farmed in AK at all.

no chance of farmed salmon in AK

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #247 on: July 17, 2013, 11:00:03 AM »
I guess I'll have to but that will probably feel awkward.
I'd be up-front about it.  If it is wild then email them the Star-K stuff and ask them if they know otherwise or have another psak.

They wouldn't do it without a good basis.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #248 on: July 17, 2013, 02:27:04 PM »
I'd be up-front about it.  If it is wild then email them the Star-K stuff and ask them if they know otherwise or have another psak.

They wouldn't do it without a good basis.

Also, I love the greenbergs. Almost as nice as my chabad at harvard.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #249 on: July 17, 2013, 03:33:59 PM »
Thanks. I'm going to get in touch with them about the salmon.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #250 on: July 24, 2013, 11:40:21 PM »
Well, I'm back.  ;D That was fun!
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #251 on: July 25, 2013, 08:34:15 AM »
TROIDH ;D
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #252 on: July 25, 2013, 12:22:11 PM »
It happened. Trust me, it happened.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #253 on: July 25, 2013, 12:35:15 PM »
Lol I'm kidding! Good to have you back and I'm sure you had a blast. :)
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #254 on: July 26, 2013, 04:50:43 PM »
I'd be up-front about it.  If it is wild then email them the Star-K stuff and ask them if they know otherwise or have another psak.

They wouldn't do it without a good basis.

Here's what happened about the fish. I contacted Rabbi Greenberg who sent us this email from Rabbi Levi Feigelstock of the BCK Kosher in Vancouver Canada:

From Rabbi Feigelstock: "All Major Hechsheririm OU, BCK, Hisachdus, Volver, MK don't feel it's a shaila. We all eat salmon here. It is not only salmon that has this issue."

We weren't sure what to do so my wife asked a Rabbi from Brooklyn who advised us not to eat the wild salmon.

So we didn't. But there was plenty of other food to eat. We definitely did not go hungry. The Greenbergs were wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome. They also had delicious food!

Subsequently, I emailed the cRc about the shaila and they responded: "The cRc has no halachic concern about those worms."

I guess you can take your pick.  :)

Here is an article on the subject: http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-OpeningACanOfWorms.htm
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