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Links to kosher symbol lists. Each list is obviously only as reliable as its source

cRc: http://www.crcweb.org/agency_list.php

KosherQuest: https://kosherquest.org/kosher-symbols/

Approved alcoholic drinks from the Rabbanut.  http://www.jerusalemkoshernews.com/wp-content/uploads/%D7%9E%D7%A9%D7%A7%D7%90%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%97%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%A4%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%95%D7%A9%D7%A8%D7%99%D7%9D.pdf

These are NOT Orthodox: https://sites.google.com/site/nonorthodoxkosher/home (even though some may look legit)


Informative post regarding Kashrus Agencies
Every hashgacha has +&-.


You can also submit any kashrus questions at
https://www.askcrc.org/ask
https://oukosher.org/ask-kosher-question/
https://www.star-k.org/ask-rabbi choose General Consumer Kashrus Questions in the Subject/Topic Dropdown list
https://www.ok.org/contact/ choose Kosher in the Attention Dropdown list



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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #240 on: March 06, 2013, 05:59:27 AM »
I think it's great. So many ppl slowly erode away their minhagim to be 'accepted'. (eg, the Sephardic rabbanim and the yichud room kerfuffle last year)

Agreed. Though I remember the yichud room story being 3 years ago.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #241 on: March 06, 2013, 06:29:11 AM »
Agreed. Though I remember the yichud room story being 3 years ago.
We're both wrong. Happened in March 2011.
http://sephardiccustoms.blogspot.co.il/2011/03/pressure-of-ashkenazi-rabbi-on.html

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #242 on: March 10, 2013, 06:27:18 PM »
Anyone know if there is Kosher for Pesach Organic milk? Where would I be able to get? TIA

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #243 on: March 11, 2013, 09:06:18 AM »
If anyone wants cRc's 20 page write up of everything about Starbucks pm me i can send it to u
http://www.crcweb.org/Starbucks%20cRc%20Full%20Article%20April%202011.pdf

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #244 on: March 11, 2013, 09:34:55 AM »
anyone hear of Rav Shlomo Issacson associated with K.O.A. ?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #245 on: March 11, 2013, 12:36:41 PM »
anyone hear of Rav Shlomo Issacson associated with K.O.A. ?

Yes- he is based out of Passaic.  I wonder the same myself.  I have asked relatives in Passaic who tell me that it is good on some but not others....I haven't eaten anything under the KOA hechsher because I am not 100% sure.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #246 on: March 14, 2013, 03:28:52 AM »
Short video of how the rabbanut does kashrus fraud checks.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/165780#.UUF6_NanAww

Funny how the guy carries a gun, and it would be nice to see the entire process along with the punishments doled out, if any.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #247 on: March 14, 2013, 12:17:04 PM »
A friend of mine got a $500+ order from a restauranant in Manhatten, http://www.bensdeli.net delivered to him by a non Jewish business colleague.
Any information on this Supervising rabbi of Kashrus, "Rabbi Steinberg"? (Bear in mind, this place probably makes a smashing chulent as it's open Shabbos)

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #248 on: March 14, 2013, 12:19:49 PM »
A friend of mine got a $500+ order from a restauranant in Manhatten, http://www.bensdeli.net delivered to him by a non Jewish business colleague.
Any information on this Supervising rabbi of Kashrus, "Rabbi Steinberg"? (Bear in mind, this place probably makes a smashing chulent as it's open Shabbos)
If the place is open on shabbos then I am not sure what your question is?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #249 on: March 14, 2013, 12:42:17 PM »
If the place is open on shabbos then I am not sure what your question is?
obviously it's not about eating the food....

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #250 on: March 14, 2013, 12:45:04 PM »
obviously it's not about eating the food....
what is the rabbis first name?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #251 on: March 14, 2013, 12:45:57 PM »
what is the rabbis first name?
Yisroel Meir. check the above website.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #252 on: March 14, 2013, 12:49:51 PM »
Yisroel Meir. check the above website.
I just read this article.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #253 on: March 14, 2013, 12:53:10 PM »
How does he do random checks on all the places he "supervises" if they're open on shabbos  ::)
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #254 on: March 14, 2013, 12:54:40 PM »
How does he do random checks on all the places he "supervises" if they're open on shabbos  ::)


um...he lives nearby  ;)

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #255 on: March 14, 2013, 12:55:57 PM »

um...he lives nearby  ;)
he lives in Boro Park as per his letterhead.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #256 on: March 14, 2013, 12:56:45 PM »
And he "supervises" numerous places.

What a joke.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #257 on: March 14, 2013, 01:23:21 PM »
How does he do random checks on all the places he "supervises" if they're open on shabbos  ::)
haha I guess this guy is not the best hechsher.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #258 on: March 14, 2013, 02:20:45 PM »
Bens is Kosher but not "Glatt Kosher". I do not know any Frum people that eat there

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #259 on: March 14, 2013, 02:25:18 PM »
How does he do random checks on all the places he "supervises" if they're open on shabbos  ::)

How do any of the Kashrus agencies monitor factories on shabbos?
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