Thursday, December 08, 2016

Mashgiach kashrus Hebrew


Defining Chasidishe Shechita


That the shoichet is a superior Yirai Shomayim than other shoichtem?
NO!

That he is a better shoichet than others?
NO!

That he has sharper, smoother knives than others?
NO!

That the shoichet goes to the mikvah prior to the days shechita?
NO! They don't always, yet they shecht.

That the shoichet davens with a minyan 3 times a day?
NO!

That his wife doesn't drive a car?
NO!

That he wears the Chasidish clothing?

NO! Not Always.

He is what Chazal called a Chosid?
NO!

So what defines chasidishe shechita?

Years ago there was a dispute among the Rabonim as to what type of knife to use for shechita?

1) שני צדדים sharpened on both sides of the sharp side of the blade or 2) צד אחד Sharpened on one side only (the other side being straight with the back of the blade.

The chasidim insisted on 2 sides שני צדדים.

That is the style of sharpening common these days by practically all shoichtem.

So in fact all shechita is Chasisidesh shechita regardless of his dress, mikvah, friends, etc.

רבנים בארצות הברית יוצאים כנגד המחזיר בתשובה הרב יוסי מזרחי.

 "גישה של 'קירוב' שגורמת להיפוך המטרה, לביזיון כבוד התורה וחילול השם"

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Why would a caterer change to a Heimish Hashgocha?

A caterer may change to a Heimish Hashgocah to attract a clientele that may want an upgrade in kashrus standards.
Or the caterer is looking for an easy way "to beat the system". How?

A Heimish hashgocha often only requires the mashgichim to have the look, the dress (gartel, chalat, chadish hat, etc) but lacks the kashrus knowledge in Kashering, system for controls, milchig, meat & parve, staff control, infestation, etc.

You can experience the fallout tragic situations at some of the conventions, e.g. Aguda convention, Torah Umesorah convention, weekends, weddings, sheva brochos, bar-mitzvas, etc.

They get away with it all, because no one asks, questions, is interested, etc.
Become an educated kosher consumer- "Stop-Look-Listen- Don't assume!

Monday, December 05, 2016

Chasideshe Shechita?

A few years ago I called up a place where  simcha I was invited to was being made.  When I asked
whose hashgacha the place had,  the reply was "We use only Chassidishe shechita."

I then said to the person who had proudly told me this and was sure it would impress me,

 "Do you know that when Rubashkin was operating they were producing the following kinds of meat all as chasidishe schechita.
 1.  Bais Yosef, 
2.  What we call glatt 
3. ordinary kosher,
4. Hallal and
5. treif,
and it was all Chasidishe shechita,  because the only people schechting there were chassidim."  There was silence on the other end of the phone.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Agudas Yisroel convention re: "Shocking" -Congregation Nachlas Yitzchak in Kew Gardens Queens, is accepting VHQ unreliable kashrus ?....

..Nachlas Yitzchok..has no issues with the Vaad of Queens [non] kashrus standards, infestation, non qualified mashgichim, non-shomer shabbos, etc?


Ask their Rabbi, they must have a solution.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Glicks cholent beans infested



Lakewood's woes, traffic, busing, taxes, schooling, etc

Yudel Shain was bringing Lakewood woes to to the fore-front 15+ years ago,







everyone sat back.

Therefore- BMG's VAAD won!

Lakewood residents are therefore now eating crow!

[BMG's VAAD is continuing working aggressively behind the scenes, to increase housing, etc on every square inch, therefore ..... etc]


Saturday, November 26, 2016

The"Glatt" Meat Shortage in the USA high prices v. the solution


Solution:
 The average output of a Shechita in the USA should be as follows:
Glatt- 12-18%        Non-Glatt 25-30%

1-2 additional Boidkim or inspectors required for the non-glatt production. Of course the non-glatt would require additional time & personnel for the deveining (treiboring) and salting.
       
 Kosher Consumers in the USA are 30-35% glatt, 65-70%  non-glatt.
    
  The current glatt productions it would be very economical to utilize the additional 25-30% of the non-glatt as well.
   
    This would alleviate the meat shortage in a very short period of time of 2-3 weeks.

       This would also cause a glut in the kosher beef, which would bring down the price of beef to the kosher consumer.

     The Orthodox Union aka “OU” till a few years ago also certified non-glatt beef.
  
   It would be advantageous for the Supermarket chains across the USA to besiege the “OU” to step up to the plate and bring the cost of beef to the kosher consumer to a market more in line with other beef.

    The consumer in general is facing economic pressures at this time in being able to afford their basic shopping needs.

     The “OU” can do this on their own and they owe it to the kosher consumer.

Rabbi Yehuda shain


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lakewood's new assessment is on target- FIGHT "to" THE LOWER THE TAX RATE !!! [by 50%]

Time is of the essence 
 Address the Township Committee public meetings NOW!!

They must lower the tax rate by 50%

No more money for Mizrachi Fire Dept.
(Make a recall to oust Mizrachi.?)

No more money for Board of Ed.



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

We are in the "Hashgocha-gesheft" not in the recall business.

 We don't issue recalls.
Mistakes happen.
Reb Shimon Schwab, OB"M said, he relies on those that issue recalls for kashrus.

Friday, November 18, 2016

שהחיינו "Gefen" [Kedem] company is the first to undertake a kashrus re-call without waiting for the Hashgocha to "Kratz" and not make a recall.

Subject: Alert regarding  Gefen Cholent Beans
To whom it may concern,
It has come to our attention that our Chulent Mix  date code # 091218 as well as #090518 and # 090522 has been found to have some instances of infestation. [there may be other lot numbers as well]

This may be the result of a hot summer season or other causes. We are addressing this with our growers.

In light of our high standards of Kashrus and quality, we would like to take a precautionary measure and pull all above mentioned product from the shelves and replace with new product which has been checked and cleared as clean.

Please get in touch with your sales rep for a full credit and we'll replace with fresh product as soon as we are assured of the cleanliness and quality.
Thank you for your assistance and attention to this matter. We appreciate your continued business.

Charles Herzog
Kedem Foods & Kenover Marketing


Goya stores their beans in refrigerated warehouses

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lakewood שלום בית-Therapists (terrorists) are not the solution, they are the root of the problem!


Advice on Responding to a Restraining Order


Unfortunately many women are receiving bad advice from therapists, attorneys and Pseudo Rabbonim who know nothing about Halachah. Their only interest is to pander their client and keep them satisfied. They will never advise their client to do the proper thing according to Halacha, when the client will not be happy with this advice. 
               The result has been a large increase in the issuance of RO’s to Yeshiva Leit. The proper response is to go to Bais Din and request that they commence proceedings to render the sender of the RO a מורדת. If the Bais Din sees that there is no justification for the RO and the issuer does not retract they will commence with the proceedings. The details of what Bais Din has to do are described in Even HaEzer Siman 77. 
As more women get declared a מורדת the reputation of the advisors will deteriorate since we can now quantify that they are giving bad advice and it is producing negative consequences to their clients.

A second benefit is that after the proceedings are finalized there are financial advantages such as no KESUBAH (see Siman 77 for more details)

A third benefit is after 12 months you can give a GET on your terms, and remarry according to most Poskim without a HETER MEIOH RABBONUM if she refuses to accept the GET (see Siman 77 for more details).

A fourth benefit is public relations “He left her because she was a מורדת sounds better than “she threw him out”.
I hope and encourage anyone who has received a RO to go forward with this advice and may הקב"ה give you ס"ד to end these issues with Shalom.
TOSHAV MONSEY
toshav@optimum.net
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                                                                   Lakewood- שלום בית
Therapists terrorists are not the solution, but the root cause of the problem.

Monday, November 14, 2016

לחזק גדרי הצניעות בלייקוואוד וכו

לחזק גדרי הצניעות בלייקוואוד וכו'

Chasunas should have men photographers for the men side and women photographers on the women's side.

All election voting should be by mail-in ballots only.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

UPDATE: Bais Yosef "Bais-Din" V the fraudulent Bais Yosef bais din


Bais Yosef  Bais Din- "The rest of the story"


The Bais Din of Bais Yosef is a division of yeshiva Bais Yosef Yeshiva. A division founded by  Harav Hagaon Hagodal Rav Yakov chaim Jofen zt”l. of saintly memory who was president and dean of the Bais Yosef yeshiva and had final say over anything yeshiva related, upon his passing that authority passed to his son Hagaon Harav Reb Mordechai Joffen Shlita the present dean and Rosh Yeshiva. The Bais Din Bais Yosef belongs to Yeshiva Bais Yosef.

In or about 2009, Rav Joffen dismissed the Rabbis from their positions at the Bais Din for incompetence, disloyalty and dishonesty to the yeshiva. The dismissal was upheld in arbitration by a Psak of the Bais Din Tzedek Umishpat that ruled; The Rabbis et al have absolutely no rights in Yeshiva Bais Yosef. They were prohibited from using the name Bais Din Bais Yosef or any similar name which belongs to the yeshiva, nor any bank account using  Bais Yosef / Bais Din or similar name.

They are illegally continue using the name and misrepresenting themselves as being the Bais Din of the Bais Yosef yeshiva they are  misappropriating the name and misleading the public who wrongly believe that they are still associated with the yeshiva. They are misappropriating the good name and good will of a yeshiva that's been in the Joffen family for 130 years 

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

FDA- re: frozen strawberries



















The U.S. Food and Drug administration, the Centers for 

Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local 

officials are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A illnesses 


linked to frozen strawberries.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Alert: Hisachdus Harabonim of Lakewood- frozen "Pardes" strawberries


When the system of hashgocha for infestation is broken-It doesn't matter which Lot number.

"PARDES" frozen strawberries are infested with aphids, etc. 
A Mashgiach could not have missed "aphids". unless he doesn't know how to check!!!!





Their "Bedika" System is a problem.


Pardes strawberries is certified by CRC- Hisachdus Harabonim of Brooklyn, Reb Avrohom Schlesinger says it's חוצפא שעובר כל גבול לשים ההשגח של הרה"ג ר' מרדכי גרוס שליט"א על מוצר עם תולעים 
CRC- 
Hisachdus-Brooklyn also certifies "Gevina" yogurts and they contain "real-fruit". 

CRC- Hisachdus Brooklyn refuse to make a recall as only children and kimpatorins eat it-they are "choilim".




Friday, October 21, 2016

Evergreen Monsey's Newday "No reliable Hashgocha" on prewash n checked-DON'T RELY ON THIS BRAND

Evergreen also carries the Yoka certified "INFESTED" product.
Shocked? ask the Rav Hamachshir.
He thought he was the ultimate decider of kashrus at evergreen.
He learned otherwise.
What a shame!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kashrus Alerts:

Restaurants, Caterers, Hotels under Rav Shmiel Berger (Mishkoltz) has serious issues with infestation of Vegetables & Fruits- Avoid all of those questionable items.

Rav Koenig, (Yoka Rav) serious infestation issues with Yoka kosher certified produce.

Infestation was found in Dependable Flour.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kosher consumer take heed? and eat only the KOSHER GARDENS or POSITIVE brands

From an Email:

Kashrus Alert:
Stay away from all fresh broccoli & or non-reliable greenhouse grown. period.

Rav Belsky zt"l was against certifying non greenhouse grown broccoli and didn't allow the OU to certify fresh broccoli as their washing it doesn’t bring it down to miyut hamatzut its muchzak be’tolaim

Rav Belsky told me that consumers should purchase ONLY reliable greenhouse grown.

 Now that he has passed away the OU started certifying fresh broccoli. We as consumers are expecting Kashrus standards to be raised to an acceptable level as time goes on but it seems some hechsherim are intent on bringing standards lower.

NOTE: Terras Gardens brand, is sold in the south Florida market at this time

Friday, September 16, 2016

Chinese Glatt Kosher-105 Clifton Ave, for those in Lakewood that are ["still"] makpid on kashrus

video
732-886-8818


Under Hashgocha of Satmar Dayan-Rav M.B, Klein

Note: Bedikas Toloi'yim par excellence.
Note: Positive product only.

Lakewood- A local physical Rehab Center, It's almost an hour closer to NY-


We just visited a physical Rehab Center [including pulmonary rehab]in Jackson, next to NPGS.

A Jewish Community Rehab center in the Northern part of Lakewood. With the Rt #9 traffic, it's a half hour closer to New York.

Note: Located in the southern part of Lakewood, see  http://yudelstake.blogspot.com/2015/11/in-need-of-kosher-rehab-center.html

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Alert: Re: don't eat-Rav Levin's (Argenita) shechita being sold in Eretz Yisroel to Yeshiva Leit ר"ל



Alert: Do not eat !

Rav Levin's (Argenita) [unacceptable] shechita being sold in Eretz Yisroel to Yeshiva Leit ר"ל

UPDATE; Lakewood Bais Din L'Inyanay Shatnez, certified test center "not-reliable" R"L- must re-check all clothing

There have been numerous incidents where the Lakewood Shatnez test under the hashgocha of the  Lakewood Bais Din L'Inyanay Shatnez, has been found to be definite Shatnez even though it was certified as Non-Shatnez.

The incidents were numerous, too many to be called a mistake. The places where the Shatnez was fond indicate a complete lack of knowledge of the expertise required to properly check for Shatnez. We are not talking of re-processed issues, regular straight out "shatnez" according to any "mumcha".

Therefore previous tested clothing by above,  should be re-tested by a qualified test center. 

The fact of the Bais Din certification on that Test center puts to question of the Knowledge the Members of the Bais Din poses in the Expertise of Shatnez testing.

Monday, September 12, 2016

What's new in Queens kashrus

The Kosher Consumers Union is closely monitoring and checking the infestation levels of the numerous kosher certifiers  in the tri-state including Vaad Ha'Rabbonim of Queens. 

 We the Kosher Consumers Union are currently checking produce under the various kosher certifiers including the VHQ and those Hechsherim that work together with the the ones that are not reliable in checking for infestation will unfortunately not be spared of the forthcoming videos of excessive VHQ infestation. 

We ask that kashrus organizations not work in junction with those that are not in line in reliability of insect infestation e.g.VHQ, etc so that we will not be forced to expose the other kashrus organization parties involved in catered events. 

Our (the consumers Queens) current objective is to upgrade the standards of the VHQ, and are not looking for other hechsherim to suffer from the collateral damage.

Thank you to all other Hechsherim for their understanding of the situation as Queens kashrus concerns are at its peak and it is time for change. The Consumers of Queens have voted unanimously.

We Remain,

The Kosher Consumers Union

PS next is a neighboring community

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Aisle 9 - Gevald-If you are looking for kosher? stay out of there



R' Yudel,

Aisle 9 in Lakewood are out to deceive the customers especially the one that think they could find there anything kusher.

Anything they make or pack should not be touched. Don't rely on their hashgochas either. 
Their pre-washed & checked is infested.