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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #90 on: March 03, 2016, 04:51:24 PM »
Has anyone ever seen a bug on a strawberry?
You bet! A live, long, black thing scurrying around inside that center, sliver of a hole.

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #91 on: March 03, 2016, 04:53:00 PM »
Has anyone ever seen a bug on a strawberry?

take one & hit it on a sheet of paper.
I actually eat strawberries as there is a way to make them bug free

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #92 on: March 03, 2016, 05:00:59 PM »
Absolutely not! There is no bitul likatchila. I don't think any reputable LOR would recommend this.
You are correct.  Not good to go.  No bitul lchatchila and was only a bidieved situation.  My new LOR agrees with you.

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #93 on: March 03, 2016, 05:01:38 PM »
Has anyone ever seen a bug on a strawberry?
The pink ones? Nah. Hard to see.

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #94 on: March 03, 2016, 05:02:09 PM »
take one & hit it on a sheet of paper.
I actually eat strawberries as there is a way to make them bug free
That's my point. If you hit it on paper you'll see pretty quickly if it's infested or not. Then you can go from there with your peeler or soap or vinegar or whatever.
I've seen many clean strawberries.
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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #95 on: March 03, 2016, 05:02:38 PM »
take one & hit it on a sheet of paper.
I actually eat strawberries as there is a way to make them bug free
I'm going to try that one.  It doesn't get the central ones though.

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #96 on: March 03, 2016, 05:03:36 PM »
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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #97 on: March 03, 2016, 05:04:20 PM »
That's my point. If you hit it on paper you'll see pretty quickly if it's infested or not. Then you can go from there with your peeler or soap or vinegar or whatever.
I've seen many clean strawberries.
Your method is not mentioned by the mainstream hechsherim.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #98 on: March 03, 2016, 05:04:59 PM »
I'll just repeat what others say, not my own words. But R' Wei is considered the giant and mumche in tolaim.

Many consider him to be too machmir (i.e. חושש למעוט שאינה מצוי.)

Absolutely not! There is no bitul likatchila. I don't think any reputable LOR would recommend this.

Many rabbis recommend this.  There are various svoros as to when and why there is no problem of mavtlim isur lichatchila.

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #99 on: March 03, 2016, 05:09:57 PM »
the O-U has a process for cleaning strawberries, I think I once saw it on youtube

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #101 on: March 03, 2016, 05:15:43 PM »
I'm an optimist; but only because life isn't going to give me any other good choices.

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #102 on: March 03, 2016, 06:18:31 PM »
Is nireh l'eynayim?
What is this, an esrog?!  ;)

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Re: Ban Strawberries
« Reply #103 on: March 03, 2016, 06:21:58 PM »
What is this, an esrog?!  ;)

First time discussing the halachos of bugs?
I'm an optimist; but only because life isn't going to give me any other good choices.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #104 on: March 03, 2016, 07:19:25 PM »
Many rabbis recommend this.  There are various svoros as to when and why there is no problem of mavtlim isur lichatchila.
I find it hard to believe a Rav would allow a Jew to do this. Perhaps there was something lost in transmission. If a goy owned the strawberries when they were ground then indeed the bugs that may have been there are batul. (That's why you can but smuckers etc) maybe this is what your Rav was referring to.
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