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Author Topic: All Halocha Shailos and Tiffeh Questions  (Read 559661 times)

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3060 on: March 30, 2018, 09:03:46 AM »
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3061 on: April 11, 2018, 04:46:48 PM »
When bought from a non-jewish seller it makes no difference and would need tevila. The big question is who the FBA seller is. If they are frum then you can ask them.

I know it's been a while. I ended up getting one locally for cheaper, i toiveled it and let it dry but now I think I broke it  :( I plug it in and water just started coming out immediately with nothing pressed
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3062 on: April 11, 2018, 04:51:09 PM »
I know it's been a while. I ended up getting one locally for cheaper, i toiveled it and let it dry but now I think I broke it  :( I plug it in and water just started coming out immediately with nothing pressed
Thats what amex is for

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3063 on: April 11, 2018, 04:51:42 PM »
Thats what amex is for

Amazing savings doesn't take amex  >:(
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3064 on: April 11, 2018, 04:53:01 PM »
Amazing savings doesn't take amex  >:(
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3065 on: April 11, 2018, 05:05:06 PM »
I know it's been a while. I ended up getting one locally for cheaper, i toiveled it and let it dry but now I think I broke it  :( I plug it in and water just started coming out immediately with nothing pressed
Give it more time
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3066 on: April 11, 2018, 08:16:18 PM »
Give it more time

It's been 4 days already
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3067 on: April 11, 2018, 08:18:35 PM »
It's been 4 days already
So little? Of course this is happening.
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3068 on: April 19, 2018, 12:29:24 AM »
Can someone please post the list of supermarkets that one can shop in after pesach without worrying about חמץ שעבר?
Not being able to shop at ShopRite has been an issue for me and I would like to know if I can shop at Acme.

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3069 on: April 19, 2018, 01:02:19 AM »
Can someone please post the list of supermarkets that one can shop in after pesach without worrying about חמץ שעבר?
Not being able to shop at ShopRite has been an issue for me and I would like to know if I can shop at Acme.
I was told that the only ones that the OK singled out as an issue is Target.

Every ShopRite Location needs be verified separately.

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3070 on: April 19, 2018, 07:52:17 AM »
I was told that the only ones that the OK singled out as an issue is Target.

Every ShopRite Location needs be verified separately.
Why would target be worse than any other place which uses C&S?
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3072 on: April 19, 2018, 08:41:08 AM »
Donno

http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2018/04/purchasing-chometz-items-from-target-should-be-avoided-immediately-after-pesach-list-of-non-problematic-chain-stores.html

http://keystone-k.org/stores-chometz-may-purchased-pesach/

TLS is less reliable than YWN

Keystone-k makes no mention of Stop & Shop which is a customer of C&S
http://www.cswg.com/top-customers

https://www.star-k.org/articles/articles/seasonal/351/guide-to-purchasing-chometz-after-pesach/

C&S Wholesale Grocers is a wholesale distributor of food and grocery store items. It is a privately held company, and is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the United States. It currently serves about 5,000 stores in 15 states (including California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania). Its customers include Safeway, Target, A&P, Stop & Shop, Giant, Ralphs, Foodtown, and Winn-Dixie. However, STAR-K does not have information as to which specific products are distributed by C&S, nor which specific stores are serviced by them.
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3073 on: April 19, 2018, 08:56:45 AM »
I was told that the only ones that the OK singled out as an issue is Target.
Does the issue apply only to things we know are chometz, or also things that might contain chometz, like rice?
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3074 on: April 19, 2018, 09:06:16 AM »
Does the issue apply only to things we know are chometz, or also things that might contain chometz, like rice?
Rice is fine

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3075 on: April 19, 2018, 09:26:30 AM »
In the past, whenever we've gone away, we've always taken tea lights for Shabbos, and bought a lighter at each destination.  Finding an acceptable place to put the candles is sometimes difficult; once we had no place to put them but the bathroom.  A friend said that's unacceptable.  So, looking into flame-less tea lights.  Some even have 5-6 hour timers.  Perfect.  It will even save some money if we don't have to buy a lighter for a single use (not going to try to get matches at a bar).  But what to do about havdalah?  Can we make havdalah without a real flame?  If not, are gas tiki torches OK to make havdalah by---they look like they have multiple holes on top---is that acceptable?  Any other ideas?
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3076 on: April 19, 2018, 09:33:30 AM »
Rice is fine
I've read (maybe Rabbi Blumenkrantz's book) that the vitamins added to enriched rice are (often?) chometz.  So, verifying this, and wondering what the general rule for buying food/drink at places like Target is.
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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3077 on: April 19, 2018, 09:34:10 AM »
TLS is less reliable than YWN

Keystone-k makes no mention of Stop & Shop which is a customer of C&S
http://www.cswg.com/top-customers

https://www.star-k.org/articles/articles/seasonal/351/guide-to-purchasing-chometz-after-pesach/

C&S Wholesale Grocers is a wholesale distributor of food and grocery store items. It is a privately held company, and is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the United States. It currently serves about 5,000 stores in 15 states (including California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania). Its customers include Safeway, Target, A&P, Stop & Shop, Giant, Ralphs, Foodtown, and Winn-Dixie. However, STAR-K does not have information as to which specific products are distributed by C&S, nor which specific stores are serviced by them.
My sister called the OK, I was just looking for a mention online.

As a side note, I can't seem to find anything on the OK website, whether it's this particular question or the Post Pesach Beer saga ( I've seen a letter from the OK on a WhatsApp status )

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3078 on: April 19, 2018, 09:53:01 AM »
I've read (maybe Rabbi Blumenkrantz's book) that the vitamins added to enriched rice are (often?) chometz.  So, verifying this, and wondering what the general rule for buying food/drink at places like Target is.
Ok, so ask a competent lor

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Re: All Halocha Shailos and teiffa Questions
« Reply #3079 on: April 19, 2018, 10:44:37 AM »
In the past, whenever we've gone away, we've always taken tea lights for Shabbos, and bought a lighter at each destination.  Finding an acceptable place to put the candles is sometimes difficult; once we had no place to put them but the bathroom.  A friend said that's unacceptable.  So, looking into flame-less tea lights.  Some even have 5-6 hour timers.  Perfect.  It will even save some money if we don't have to buy a lighter for a single use (not going to try to get matches at a bar).  But what to do about havdalah?  Can we make havdalah without a real flame?  If not, are gas tiki torches OK to make havdalah by---they look like they have multiple holes on top---is that acceptable?  Any other ideas?
AYLOR, but electric lights are not so simple to use for shabbos, even when there is no other choice (stuck in the hospital), many hold you can not make a bracha on them. For havdalah, you can use 2 matches.
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