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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 #6460 on: May 23, 2024, 07:49:05 PM »
others besides the Star-K?
I believe Star-K relies on even less.
Kof-K, cRc, OK

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6461 on: May 23, 2024, 07:52:27 PM »
Same reason they don't install constant heating elements for PY even though all national agencies besides OU hold it's good for PY.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6462 on: May 23, 2024, 07:57:30 PM »
I believe Star-K relies on even less.
Kof-K, cRc, OK
Correct based on my conversations here . There is an OU document on the topic based on my conversations about this with Rav Belsky.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6463 on: May 24, 2024, 07:54:44 AM »
nonsense. As much as R Asher Weiss is also a poisek for OU .
There's only one poisek for OU. Vhameivin yavin
i heard from r genack that r gross is the head posek
just saying that if they are using his name than why on this is he not good enough

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6464 on: May 24, 2024, 08:02:56 AM »
nonsense. As much as R Asher Weiss is also a poisek for OU .
There's only one poisek for OU. Vhameivin yavin
When R Belsky was asked why OU allows tuna without a mashgiach temidi, he said "I was outvoted"
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6465 on: May 24, 2024, 08:52:07 AM »
i heard from r genack that r gross is the head posek
just saying that if they are using his name than why on this is he not good enough
I would pm you , but apparently I'm blocked.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6466 on: May 24, 2024, 09:53:55 AM »
i heard from r genack that r gross is the head posek
just saying that if they are using his name than why on this is he not good enough

Isn't Rav Hershel Schachter officially their head posek today?

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6467 on: May 24, 2024, 09:56:36 AM »
When R Belsky was asked why OU allows tuna without a mashgiach temidi, he said "I was outvoted"
There is a whole history to that one
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6468 on: May 24, 2024, 10:54:50 AM »
nonsense. As much as R Asher Weiss is also a poisek for OU .
There's only one poisek for OU. Vhameivin yavin

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6469 on: May 26, 2024, 12:32:42 AM »
Am I the only one who is very disturbed by the Kosherpalooza ads in the Voice and Hamodia that swap out the Chug Chassam Sofer emblem with the words “Fress with the best” in Hebrew, and the Eida hachareidis symbol with Kosherpalooza and “Hadran Alach״ the words usually reserved for a siyum, commandeered for a hedonistic food fest? Not to mention the picture of the crowd of men and women uncomfortably close to the point of bumping into each other. I’m surprised the ad made it into the frum publications that supposedly have standards.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6470 on: May 26, 2024, 12:33:47 AM »
Am I the only one who is very disturbed by the Kosherpalooza ads in the Voice and Hamodia that swap out the Chug Chassam Sofer emblem with the words “Fress with the best” in Hebrew, and the Eida hachareidis symbol with Kosherpalooza and “Hadran Alach״ the words usually reserved for a siyum, commandeered for a hedonistic food fest? Not to mention the picture of the crowd of men and women uncomfortably close to the point of bumping into each other. I’m surprised the ad made it into the frum publications that supposedly have standards.
lots of other things wrong.... There's a clear pattern....

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6471 on: May 26, 2024, 12:37:30 AM »
Am I the only one who is very disturbed by the Kosherpalooza ads in the Voice and Hamodia that swap out the Chug Chassam Sofer emblem with the words “Fress with the best” in Hebrew, and the Eida hachareidis symbol with Kosherpalooza and “Hadran Alach״ the words usually reserved for a siyum, commandeered for a hedonistic food fest? Not to mention the picture of the crowd of men and women uncomfortably close to the point of bumping into each other. I’m surprised the ad made it into the frum publications that supposedly have standards.
I didn't notice the pictures, but the wording in the symbols bothered me too

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6472 on: May 26, 2024, 12:48:41 AM »
I believe all the heimisshe, any national do?
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6473 on: May 26, 2024, 12:49:54 AM »
Am I the only one who is very disturbed by the Kosherpalooza ads in the Voice and Hamodia that swap out the Chug Chassam Sofer emblem with the words “Fress with the best” in Hebrew, and the Eida hachareidis symbol with Kosherpalooza and “Hadran Alach״ the words usually reserved for a siyum, commandeered for a hedonistic food fest? Not to mention the picture of the crowd of men and women uncomfortably close to the point of bumping into each other. I’m surprised the ad made it into the frum publications that supposedly have standards.
Thought the same. It’s rather disturbing.
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6474 on: May 26, 2024, 12:41:05 PM »
Am I the only one who is very disturbed by the Kosherpalooza ads in the Voice and Hamodia that swap out the Chug Chassam Sofer emblem with the words “Fress with the best” in Hebrew, and the Eida hachareidis symbol with Kosherpalooza and “Hadran Alach״ the words usually reserved for a siyum, commandeered for a hedonistic food fest? Not to mention the picture of the crowd of men and women uncomfortably close to the point of bumping into each other. I’m surprised the ad made it into the frum publications that supposedly have standards.
I would generally agree with you but last time i wrote a similar statement regarding Pesach hotels I was thoroughly attacked from all sides. So i'm a bit scared this time. But Hatzlocha!

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6475 on: May 26, 2024, 12:54:43 PM »
I would generally agree with you but last time i wrote a similar statement regarding Pesach hotels I was thoroughly attacked from all sides. So i'm a bit scared this time. But Hatzlocha!
What was similar about it?
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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6476 on: May 26, 2024, 01:15:37 PM »
Anyone know who this hechsher is?


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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6477 on: May 26, 2024, 01:36:41 PM »
What was similar about it?
;D ;D ;D
that was fast.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6478 on: May 26, 2024, 03:21:12 PM »
Anyone know who this hechsher is?


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Did you look at the website you linked??
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Beyond the Mitzvah (good deed) of adhering to the laws of Kashrut since they were commanded in the Torah, we at Real believe there is a greater purpose to Kashrut, as well as all other positive commandments. That underlying principle is a simple, yet profound one: Tikkun Olam, or improving the world.

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Re: Kosher, Kashrus and Hechsherim Master thread
« Reply #6479 on: May 26, 2024, 03:27:10 PM »
;D ;D ;D
that was fast.
I don't remember a post from you about hotels editing kashrus symbols so I wanted to know what was similar.
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