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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 818221 times)

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5180 on: September 07, 2023, 02:59:34 AM »
He approves some seriously problematic hechsherim in EY.
He's very knowledgeable and transparent, and approachable. There's always a reason. The crc takes him into consideration (although they don't always agree, lechumra and lkula)

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5181 on: September 07, 2023, 03:06:41 AM »
Re theme park popcorn and churros - this summer I confirmed with two nationally recognized kashrus experts that without knowing the full history of the machine, there is no way they see it to be allowed, current kosher product notwithstanding. They were both horrified that shomrei Torah umitzvos were being meikel in this.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5182 on: September 07, 2023, 07:12:49 AM »
Re theme park popcorn and churros - this summer I confirmed with two nationally recognized kashrus experts that without knowing the full history of the machine, there is no way they see it to be allowed, current kosher product notwithstanding. They were both horrified that shomrei Torah umitzvos were being meikel in this.
This isnít true halachikly, as something already cooked in an eino Ben yomo is permitted to purchase לכתחילה.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5183 on: September 07, 2023, 07:25:38 AM »
This isnít true halachikly, as something already cooked in an eino Ben yomo is permitted to purchase לכתחילה.

Can you or someone ese explain to me "why" stam keilim eino ben yomo would apply to a pot that we know was used yesterday? Like the store was open and served popcorn...
Or we know that the starbucks was open earlier today and yesterday and its not like they have hundreds of pots, what you see in the food prep areas is more or less all the keilim in the store (they might have a spare or two...)

I mean, I was told when I was in the camp kitchen i referenced earlier that stam keilim does not apply when we know that they dont have enough sheetpans and use all of them everyday.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5184 on: September 07, 2023, 07:52:08 AM »
Can you or someone ese explain to me "why" stam keilim eino ben yomo would apply to a pot that we know was used yesterday? Like the store was open and served popcorn...
It does not apply to such a case. However, all you  need to verify is the last 24 hours, not the
full history of the machine

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5185 on: September 07, 2023, 08:08:39 AM »
Can you or someone ese explain to me "why" stam keilim eino ben yomo would apply to a pot that we know was used yesterday? Like the store was open and served popcorn...
Or we know that the starbucks was open earlier today and yesterday and its not like they have hundreds of pots, what you see in the food prep areas is more or less all the keilim in the store (they might have a spare or two...)

I mean, I was told when I was in the camp kitchen i referenced earlier that stam keilim does not apply when we know that they dont have enough sheetpans and use all of them everyday.
You need to assume everything is used daily for its intended use. In camp the fleishig sheet pans are used for fleishigs daily. In Starbucks the equipment is used for kosher coffee daily. You can use stam keilim to assume the starbucks equipment wasn't washed in a way that makes it treif in the past 24 hours, because it needs a specific set of circumstances for that to happen. The same can be for popcorn, there is no need to assume there was treif used there in the past 24 hours.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5186 on: September 07, 2023, 08:09:36 AM »
Or we know that the starbucks was open earlier today and yesterday and its not like they have hundreds of pots, what you see in the food prep areas is more or less all the keilim in the store (they might have a spare or two...)
For the purposes of buying coffee we only care about how many brew baskets they have. Apparently they have a few, and we donít know that the one in use was washed with treif in the last 24 hours.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5187 on: September 07, 2023, 08:21:58 AM »
Re theme park popcorn and churros - this summer I confirmed with two nationally recognized kashrus experts that without knowing the full history of the machine, there is no way they see it to be allowed, current kosher product notwithstanding. They were both horrified that shomrei Torah umitzvos were being meikel in this.
They are entitled to their opinion, but they are not the only arbiters of halachah. Rabbi Abadi has the shoulders to support his psakim, public opinion not withstanding. Additionally, he is far from the only one to allow concession popcorn.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5188 on: September 07, 2023, 08:27:08 AM »
They are entitled to their opinion
No, such a blatantly wrong opinion is not something they are entitled to.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5189 on: September 07, 2023, 08:55:19 AM »
Why do some people find the need to lekatchila rely all the time on the most kulos for kashrus, for extras?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5190 on: September 07, 2023, 08:56:20 AM »
Why do some people find the need to lekatchila rely all the time on the most kulos for kashrus, for extras?
Very ambiguous question. What are you referring to?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5191 on: September 07, 2023, 08:59:30 AM »
There are levels in halachic Kashrus just like there are levels in observance overall.
Jews ≠ Zionists
Palestinians ≠ Hamas
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5192 on: September 07, 2023, 09:13:32 AM »
This isnít true halachikly, as something already cooked in an eino Ben yomo is permitted to purchase לכתחילה.

Wait, we were saying that this is only if there is no ChNN which would only be if the issue is pogem b'ein which was very unclear?
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5193 on: September 07, 2023, 09:17:22 AM »
No, such a blatantly wrong opinion is not something they are entitled to.
I was referring to the kashrus experts, I assume you thought I was referring to Rabbi Abadi.
It's unfortunate that you jump to this when we're talking about a tremendous Talmid Chacham who not only has all the sources to back up his psak, but also understands the tzad issur better than you.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5194 on: September 07, 2023, 09:18:01 AM »
Why do some people find the need to lekatchila rely all the time on the most kulos for kashrus, for extras?
Your hergeshim don't change the halacha.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5195 on: September 07, 2023, 09:34:30 AM »
They are entitled to their opinion, but they are not the only arbiters of halachah. Rabbi Abadi has the shoulders to support his psakim, public opinion not withstanding. Additionally, he is far from the only one to allow concession popcorn.
Who else?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5196 on: September 07, 2023, 09:41:01 AM »
Who else?
I'm not going to post publicly, but everyone is free to PM me.

ETA: If and who allows it is not really important here, all that matters is that Rabbi Abadi has the sources and shoulders to support his psakim.
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I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5197 on: September 07, 2023, 09:54:58 AM »
Wait, we were saying that this is only if there is no ChNN which would only be if the issue is pogem b'ein which was very unclear?
Right. Iím not talking about that, thatís not the reason the people quoted gave.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5198 on: September 07, 2023, 09:56:52 AM »
I was referring to the kashrus experts, I assume you thought I was referring to Rabbi Abadi.
It's unfortunate that you jump to this when we're talking about a tremendous Talmid Chacham who not only has all the sources to back up his psak, but also understands the tzad issur better than you.
I was also referring to the Kashrus experts

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #5199 on: September 07, 2023, 10:00:08 AM »
I was also referring to the Kashrus experts
So you're agreeing that the popcorn is kosher? I thought you said the popcorn is treif.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.