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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



Author Topic: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread  (Read 1014577 times)

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #300 on: April 17, 2013, 02:21:01 PM »
Does anyone know anything about "Tablet K" on Ess A Bagels in Manhattan?
I was told Tablet K is worthless, but I have no direct knowledge
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #301 on: April 17, 2013, 02:23:11 PM »
I was told Tablet K is worthless, but I have no direct knowledge
+1.
I always confuse tablet-k with half moon K  which was bought by/ taken over by the OU and is now good.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #302 on: April 21, 2013, 03:31:44 AM »
The way it works with Rabbanut mehadrin, they can carry different hechsherim for the meat, chicken, vegetables, etc. So if they clearly said that the meat is Badatz beis yosef, don't eat it. It is also very helpful to try to figure out in rabbanut mehadrin restaurants if the mashgiach is a yirei shamayim doing his job well. Although rabbanut standards are high, the rabbanut is not on top of things, and it usually comes down to the reliability of the mashgiach.
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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #303 on: April 21, 2013, 05:20:55 AM »
The way it works with Rabbanut mehadrin, they can carry different hechsherim for the meat, chicken, vegetables, etc. So if they clearly said that the meat is Badatz beis yosef, don't eat it. It is also very helpful to try to figure out in rabbanut mehadrin restaurants if the mashgiach is a yirei shamayim doing his job well. Although rabbanut standards are high, the rabbanut is not on top of things, and it usually comes down to the reliability of the mashgiach.
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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #304 on: April 21, 2013, 06:25:08 AM »
typical rumors or slander because it sefardi.
thats ridiculous, as so is machpud, yet has a much better reputation

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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #305 on: April 21, 2013, 06:42:24 AM »
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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #306 on: April 21, 2013, 06:49:21 AM »
thats ridiculous, as so is machpud, yet has a much better reputation

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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #307 on: April 21, 2013, 07:51:40 AM »
Papagaio has a BAD history of kashrus, though it has gotten better since then. Still, it is under OU Israel which is not regarded too well among many rabbonim that I know. Badatz beis yosef I have yet to have heard any substantiated reports of bad supervision or kashrus standards. I have never heard more than the typical rumors or slander because it sefardi.

Noya is/was under rabbanut mehadrin. If they said beis yosef, they meant the shechita not the supervision. It may have changed but not to my knowledge.
Hmmmmm.....
Actually it has TOP Kashrus supervision.
May I ask who "The Rabbanim you know" is reffering to...
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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #308 on: April 21, 2013, 08:17:06 AM »
Hmmmmm.....
Actually it has TOP Kashrus supervision.
May I ask who "The Rabbanim you know" is reffering to...
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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #309 on: April 21, 2013, 08:17:50 AM »
Theres also a place called " hakerem"- Milchig,  Mehadrin Netanya
Awesome food! on the Tayelet so its overlooking the water.
is this place approved by the ou?

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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #310 on: April 21, 2013, 08:21:57 AM »
is this place approved by the ou?
In isreal we dont usually go by the ou.

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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #311 on: April 21, 2013, 08:22:49 AM »
thats ridiculous, as so is machpud, yet has a much better reputation
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Most of the very frum/yeshivish sefardim I know stay away from BBY
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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #312 on: April 21, 2013, 08:23:19 AM »
In isreal we dont usually go by the ou.
we as in...

usually not but sometimes yes? whats the determining factor?

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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #313 on: April 21, 2013, 08:24:18 AM »
I'm referring to the shechita nowadays (and always) which isn't considered too highly by many rabbonim. You can argue but I don't plan to start getting into a name throwing fight. And I wouldnt call any organization that had HORRIBLE supervision just a couple years ago as TOP supervision. They replaced their head of kashrus for a reason...Rav Kuber also stopped running it for a reason...But I won't stop you from munching on your TOP hechsherim. 
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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #314 on: April 21, 2013, 08:24:55 AM »
it CAN be done!

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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #315 on: April 21, 2013, 08:25:09 AM »
+1
Most of the very frum/yeshivish sefardim I know stay away from BBY
im actually not passing judgement on BBY, just stating that its ridiculous to blame its bad rap on the fact that its sefardi

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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #316 on: April 21, 2013, 08:27:01 AM »
im actually not passing judgement on BBY, just stating that its ridiculous to blame its bad rap on the fact that its sefardi
I was +1ing, and adding my own .02
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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #317 on: April 21, 2013, 08:28:29 AM »
I was +1ing, and adding my own .02
thanks for clearing that up   :)

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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #318 on: April 21, 2013, 08:31:54 AM »
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Most of the very yeshivish sefardim I know stay away from BBY

FTFY. The American yeshivish sefardim hanging around the ashkenazim are more likely not to eat it. However, about regular Israeli sefardim youre completely wrong.

Again I haven't heard one substantiated story oagainst BBY and I'm still waiting....
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Re: Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #319 on: April 21, 2013, 08:34:48 AM »
im actually not passing judgement on BBY, just stating that its ridiculous to blame its bad rap on the fact that its sefardi

If it wasn't sefardi it would be treated in a completely different manner. Ask your rabbonim why you can't eat it, and please relay the answers. BTW, IMO Machpoud, especially recently, can't be regarded as a top hechsher. BBY would actually rate higher.
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