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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)

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 659579 times)

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4240 on: March 17, 2023, 04:14:37 PM »
With all the low rankings Belz gets why is that the only hecsher for Bingo's nut/dried fruit/candy department??

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4241 on: March 17, 2023, 04:32:33 PM »
With all the low rankings Belz gets why is that the only hecsher for Bingo's nut/dried fruit/candy department??
Without discussing this Hashgacha in particular, Bingo as a business wants to appeal to their cliental and apparently this Hashgacha is 'good enough' for their customers so no need for them to look elsewhere. If sales slumped or if people asked them for a 'better' Hashgacha, I'm sure they would accommodate.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4242 on: March 17, 2023, 04:59:06 PM »
With all the low rankings Belz gets why is that the only hecsher for Bingo's nut/dried fruit/candy department??

Is that the American Belz or Israel? American Belz is excellent.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4243 on: March 17, 2023, 06:41:30 PM »
Is that the American Belz or Israel? American Belz is excellent.

It's Belz Israel. What do you mean by "American Belz", Rav Asher Ekstein? He operates as an individual, not under Belz.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4244 on: March 17, 2023, 06:45:39 PM »
With all the low rankings Belz gets why is that the only hecsher for Bingo's nut/dried fruit/candy department??

Probably because they are selling Israeli nuts and candy with Badatz Bet Yosef and KF, which American hechshers won't accept.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4245 on: March 18, 2023, 02:32:54 PM »
Those that rely on it use a snif the fact that the farm is Jewish owned.
I don't have the shulchan aruch handy but it's a factor
Do your own research before assuming this is still the case.
Even Badatz itself has various rulesets depending on the farm. We (because Rabbi Berkovits said so) weren't using Tara Badatz for a while because Rabbi Kuber didn't like their standards. Then Tenuva complained about unfair treatment and Badatz let them add new farms using the same kulos as Tara. Now we use it again (again, the Rav said) - not sure what changed, if anything.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4246 on: March 19, 2023, 04:19:54 AM »
It's an anonymous list that most people who have researched Hechsherim will tell you is good. It's wonderful for me and everyone else.

you spoke to everyone?  :o
or to most ppl who have researched hechsherim??
Let's not forget that you are anonymous too. You can even say that you wrote the list, it wouldn't make a difference to anyone (I asked everyone).
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4247 on: March 19, 2023, 04:57:45 AM »
or to most ppl who have researched hechsherim??
Let's not forget that you are anonymous too. You can even say that you wrote the list, it wouldn't make a difference to anyone (I asked everyone).
+1

There seems to an issue with this list being anonymous, and understandably so. Even though I've personally spent 50-100 hours researching various hechsherim and think that this list is pretty good (although not 100%) it doesn't mean that you have to trust me. Also, things change all the time.

So please, do some research, ask people that you trust in the know and come back and let everyone know. We a will all just gain from it.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4248 on: March 19, 2023, 11:43:19 AM »
any interest n a last minute Zoom webinar with Rabbi Zalman Krems and myself some time after  2pm eastern?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4249 on: March 19, 2023, 11:47:45 AM »
any interest n a last minute Zoom webinar with Rabbi Zalman Krems and myself some time after  2pm eastern?
Count me in!

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4250 on: March 19, 2023, 01:47:10 PM »
any interest n a last minute Zoom webinar with Rabbi Zalman Krems and myself some time after  2pm eastern?
link?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4251 on: March 19, 2023, 01:48:48 PM »
link?
not enough interest as of now. Only 2 responses
Would love to do something in the next couple of days
If there's interest in the next few hours, we can make something happen.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4252 on: March 19, 2023, 01:49:47 PM »
not enough interest as of now. Only 2 responses
Would love to do something in the next couple of days
If there's interest in the next few hours, we can make something happen.
I'd be very interested.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4253 on: March 19, 2023, 01:58:03 PM »
I'd be very interested.
that's 3.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4254 on: March 19, 2023, 02:07:59 PM »
not enough interest as of now. Only 2 responses
Would love to do something in the next couple of days
If there's interest in the next few hours, we can make something happen.
could you give more info as to what it will be about?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4255 on: March 19, 2023, 02:08:04 PM »
I'd be in if times work
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4256 on: March 19, 2023, 02:19:28 PM »
could you give more info as to what it will be about?

Israeli hashgachos
That ratings chart floating around
American hashgachos
AKO minimum standards (obviously can't share all details with permission from the top but the concept and what it covers)
Standardized Mashgiach training
What does temidis really mean
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4257 on: March 19, 2023, 02:20:27 PM »
If we have 15 interested, we can do this at 4pm eastern

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4258 on: March 19, 2023, 02:25:14 PM »
If we have 15 interested, we can do this at 4pm eastern
Iím interesting but today doesnít work for me, Iíd love a recording.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #4259 on: March 19, 2023, 02:39:14 PM »
If we have 15 interested, we can do this at 4pm eastern
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