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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #75 on: March 03, 2016, 01:33:02 PM »
Still worse than selling strawberries in Lakewood.
I don't necessarily see the issue with them selling strawberries in Lakewood, but I'm gonna disagree with your statement. A kid might not know that there's an issue with fresh strawberries, since they probably have frozen strawberries at home, whereas Cholov Stam is packaged differently and they wouldn't get a different type of yogurt or cheese without their Mother's permission.
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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #76 on: March 03, 2016, 01:34:25 PM »
Still worse than selling strawberries in Lakewood.

I happen to personally clean and eat strawberries, but I still disagree with you. For those who believe that it's impossible to fully clean strawberries, you're dealing with issur of tolaim, which includes multiple issurei d'oraisa, and that's undoubtedly much worse than chalav stam
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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #77 on: March 03, 2016, 01:42:48 PM »
My point being that cholov stam has no way of being "cleaned", and with all the new labels, types and companies of cheeses and yogurts etc. it's easily confused with cholov yisroel. Strawberries, OTOH are either off limits in those homes that maintain that they cannot be checked, and in the houses where they are checked generally everyone knows that it is something that can't be eaten before xyz is done to it.

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #78 on: March 03, 2016, 02:43:38 PM »
Re strawberries: with the top taken off, the entire peel taken off (get big/huge strawberries), and cut in the middle to check that sliver hole...whatever leftover flesh remains is yummy.  Alternatively, just puree them whole and you are good to go. (check with LOR)  The removing peel was substituted for soaking in soapy water a few years ago because of increased infestation.

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #79 on: March 03, 2016, 03:06:52 PM »
Re strawberries: with the top taken off, the entire peel taken off (get big/huge strawberries), and cut in the middle to check that sliver hole...whatever leftover flesh remains is yummy.  Alternatively, just puree them whole and you are good to go. (check with LOR)  The removing peel was substituted for soaking in soapy water a few years ago because of increased infestation.
As true as it is, it always makes me laugh that we don't mind eating bugs if they're all ground up.
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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #80 on: March 03, 2016, 03:14:01 PM »
As true as it is, it always makes me laugh that we don't mind eating bugs if they're all ground up.
Halacha never permits eating bugs, so if it's permissible to eat it ground then we're not eating bugs.

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #81 on: March 03, 2016, 03:14:16 PM »
Re strawberries: with the top taken off, the entire peel taken off (get big/huge strawberries), and cut in the middle to check that sliver hole...whatever leftover flesh remains is yummy.  Alternatively, just puree them whole and you are good to go. (check with LOR)  The removing peel was substituted for soaking in soapy water a few years ago because of increased infestation.
Who did this substitution? not the major hechserim.
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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #82 on: March 03, 2016, 03:16:48 PM »
Halacha never permits eating bugs, so if it's permissible to eat it ground then we're not eating bugs.
you sure are, they are just batel
but when they are whole, each bug is a berya, and aint batel

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #83 on: March 03, 2016, 03:17:03 PM »
Who did this substitution? not the major hechserim.
Go back to this post, see attachment.
Seems to be some back and forth on this. 2007 the consensus was that strawberies are impossible to clean.
It seems like things have improved.

http://kosherpoint.com/what-can-be-wrong-with-that/strawberries/

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #84 on: March 03, 2016, 03:17:56 PM »
you sure are, they are just batel
but when they are whole, each bug is a berya, and aint batel
I knew that this thread should be merged with the halacha thread!

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #85 on: March 03, 2016, 03:22:07 PM »
Go back to this post, see attachment.
His point was that the major hechsherim never changed their view, so pointing out one Rov that did is not gonna change that.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #86 on: March 03, 2016, 03:24:51 PM »
His point was that the major hechsherim never changed their view, so pointing out one Rov that did is not gonna change that.
I'll just repeat what others say, not my own words. But R' Wei is considered the giant and mumche in tolaim.

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #87 on: March 03, 2016, 04:10:52 PM »
Re strawberries: with the top taken off, the entire peel taken off (get big/huge strawberries), and cut in the middle to check that sliver hole...whatever leftover flesh remains is yummy.  Alternatively, just puree them whole and you are good to go. (check with LOR)  The removing peel was substituted for soaking in soapy water a few years ago because of increased infestation.
Absolutely not! There is no bitul likatchila. I don't think any reputable LOR would recommend this.
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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #88 on: March 03, 2016, 04:13:40 PM »
People are crazy, his Rov said strawberries aren't checkable so it must be that no one disagrees. My Rov personally holds that you can eat strawberries.

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #89 on: March 03, 2016, 04:36:48 PM »
Has anyone ever seen a bug on a strawberry?
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