Thursday, October 30, 2014

a Hefker velt?

Vaad ignores their own, where is the Hakoras hatov

The Vaad endorsement did not go to the two frum candidates on the ballot. One, a long standing politician and current committeeman and the other a newcomer. Where is the hakoras hatov they always preach about when voting for incumbents? how could they throw one of their own under the bus? does hakoras hatov only apply to new promises and deals? The fact that the vaad can go against its own previous moral standards is disturbing but not shocking. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The height of Chutzpah- Not a word on property taxes

 A flyer sent by The Lakewood Vaad, titled "urgent election notice" details their choice candidates for the upcoming election November 4th. When referencing the election for township committee, there is not a single  word about the suffering of Lakewood residents due to property taxes sky rocketing this year alone. Not a word about promising to lower the taxes. The vaad once again seems to ignore the needs and best interests of the Tzibbur while continuing to use the כח הרבים for other favors. Did anyone represent the interests of the tzibbur when choosing the candidates? who was in on these meetings? The tzibbur should have a right to be informed of the issues and standings of the candidates and then make a decision. To blindly be told who to vote for without a shred of information is insulting, degrading and condescending.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tough choice?

There is lots of backroom dealing and infighting among the askanim both from the Vaad, Igud and others who to endorse this coming election.  The recent election which will cost taxpayers $30 million was simply ignored and information usually publicized prior to a vote, was withheld from the public. While they slug it out among themselves, They must keep in mind the interest of the entire tzibbur is what should count here. NOT developers, NOT, private mosdos, NOT politically connected power brokers, NOT any Yochid. But ONLY of the Tzibbur. The ones that will vote and decide the candidate. Looking back taxes have increased and sky rocketed by the Vaad backed candidates currently in power. We cant afford to elect the same people again and again when all we have is more taxes more referendums and the residents are bleeding with no end in site. 

רבים ביד מעטים

Any Frum city has an infrastructure of  essential needs that are here for the tzibbur and belong to the shtut. Many frum communities have services and organizations such as , Mikvaos, Chevra kadisha, Mosdos haTorah, hatzolah, bikur cholim, and many chesed organizations. In a perfect world, they are under a elected vaad haair which are appointed by the tzibbur and there is accountability and transparency in those who are appointed to run these services. In Lakewood, services which are  communal in nature are controlled by yechidim which does not work out well for the klal.  Unfortunately, when yechidim control the services of the tzibbur their personal interests comes first. A recent example a gvir was willing to donate a large sum of money for a particular project but the yochid in control was  involved in something not to his liking. The tzibbur lost out. With out a properly elected vaad haair, the town  becomes a hefkervelt.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Candidates must answer up to the Tzibbur not to a select few

The power of the  frum Lakewood vote belongs to the taxpayers who make up the community. For years, the Vaad acted as a official body representative of the needs of the public as a hole. Over the years influential members and other power brokers began to look out for themselves as they had personal interests in many projects in town. Instead of looking out for the needs of the entire tzibbur other interests took over. Property taxes doubled and tripled with no end in sight. Bussing issues came and despite all the talk there is still major problems. Crime is up, housing is scarce, zoning and approvals are out of control with no proper planning. What the politicians dont know is that the Tzibbur is not represented any more. There was never an official body appointed to represent the tax paying tzibbur. Its time that politicians answer up to those who vote for them, not those who make deals with them. the people cant take it anymore they can not afford to live like this.

olive oil shortage= adulteration fraud big time

Shortage of Olive Oil Predicted
This year's harvest appears to be twenty percent lower than last year
October 20, 2014
Harvest reports from the major olive growing areas around the world indicate a significantly smaller crop in 2014, and combined with the steady growth in demand for Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the news has experts expressing concern about a shortage of top quality olive oil. This year's harvest of 2.56 million tons appears to be about twenty percent lower than last year's, and more important, falls well below the 3 million tons consumed last year. 
 "As with all agricultural products, olives and olive oil are subject to the whims and vagaries of nature," says Ann Sievers of Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company, who makes olive oil for some of the top names in the Napa Valley. "Here in Northern California, there are many concerns not only about the size of the crop but also the constant issue of the olive fly. It looks like our harvest will be just a bit below last year."

Sievers predicts that if the production of Extra Virgin Oil drops sharply this year, then basic economics predicts that prices for top quality oil will increase. "It's going to become even more important that consumers know how to read an olive oil label, so they know what they are getting," she says. "You'll want to look for a certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil—the highest quality grade of olive oil. Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a natural balance of fruitiness, bitterness and pungency, and cannot be adjusted or adulterated."

The University of California at Davis and the California Olive Oil Council (COOC) certify domestically produced olive oils. This certification is a two-part process and is based on 1) a chemistry test to prove that it is a true olive oil with specific chemistry profiles and 2) a master taste test to prove the balance of fruitiness, bitterness, and pungency. Each oil must pass both parts of the certification process to be called extra virgin; look for the certification label on the bottle.

"Olive oil is a perishable product," adds Sievers. "Reputable producers indicate on the label when the olives were harvested and milled. A 'best before' or 'use by' date doesn't tell you when the olive oil was made. This is going to become even more important during this shortage. Last year was a big production year, and there still may be some of that oil making its way into the market. Olive oil degrades over time, and a stale oil won't taste the same."

Fraudulent activities have long been a problem in the olive oil world, Sievers notes. "As a consumer you should be skeptical about the actual quality of any product, especially when its price seems too good to be true. The secret is to know your product and its source. Look for the seal which indicates the producer not only made a good oil but cared enough to follow the rigorous process in California standards to certify the oil as Extra Virgin Olive Oil."

והאמת נעדרת ר"ל

ו ה א מ ת   נ ע ד ר ת   ר"ל

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Two Jewish men are on trial in Germany, accused of passing off non-kosher meat as kosher

Two Jewish men are on trial in Germany, accused of passing off non-kosher meat as kosher to members of the Frankfurt Jewish community over a period of two years, according to local media.
In all, 40,000 kg. of non-kosher meat was sold to unsuspecting customers for a period of years, according to the Juedische Allgemeine.

The two defendants, identified as Leslie W., 48, and Akiva H., 56, by the Bild newspaper, sold the meat out of the Aviv butchers in Frankfurt, which served communities throughout Germany.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ONLY at Quality Farmers Market-

Only at Quality farmers Market in Howell-

Note: The Sign in Satmar shul says -
"the Hashgocha is only on the fruit (apple) that it's kosher, not from eretz yisroel".

Giving a Hashgocha on infested produce, is like saying the chicken / animal is treif, but at least it's not a neveilah. 

UPDATE: Kosher Orange Juice & the Scale-insects in all of them

 If one can't dowload the eye-opener article, send email 
Subject line-scale in Juice

Tropicana, Golden Flow, Lakewood Farms, Dvash, etc have these insect proteins in your orange juice, R"L

They all had whole scales more than "miut-hamu'tzui".

The Aida Yerushalm reqires filtering with a 70 mesh filter. Rav Vaye, says a 70 mesh filter is not small enough.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tropicana-UPDATE: Is the food at the bris kosher?

BMG's "KCL" allows infested juice, fruits, vegetables, etc  

If you see Tropicana Orange Juice, you may want to question everything being served at the bris.

Tropicana Orange Juice (pulp or no pulp) is one of the more infested ones that were checked on numerous occasions and found that it contains "scale insects" & other parts of insects. Note: Golden Flow & Lakewood brands are also infested. 
Aida-Yerushalem say that Orange Juice must be filtered with a very fine filter (70 mesh) Rav Vaye recommends filtering through a cotton dress shirt material. 

All of them that were checked and had insects also had the "OK". The OK claims that Tropicana has scale insects, but the ones under the OK don't have any. The cold facts are not so.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

INFESTATION updates for Rosh Hashonah- transgressions that you will violate!

How many "transgressions" will you violate with the custom of eating the following on Rosh Hashona?

If you were not trained, shown and don't know how to identify the various insects, clean properly, etc
you should not use the following items for Rosh Hashona & all year.

The following are some of the insects to be familiar with; aphids, thrips, leafminers, maggots, scale insects, mites, fish lice, etc

Items that may have some of the above insects;
Blueberries, fresh /cultivated, frozen even w/ hashgocha, filling, etc (Scale insects, mites, maggots)
Leek- thrips
Orange Juice- Scale insects- tropicana, Golden Flow, Lakewood farms, Dvash, etc
Herbs -All fresh / frozen - (Dried ones -more than 12 months are acceptable).
Strawberries- Fresh- (must be peeled completely), frozen even w/ hashgocha. Mites, thrips.
Celery-Leaf miners, flies, etc
Romain- Thrips, Leaf miners, aphids.
Spinach- thrips, miners, mites.
Figs- fresh, dried- even w/ hashgocha are very infested, don't even try to check them.
Black eyed peas (beans).
Raisins- infested w mites, etc- one may only use the ones w Aida Hashgocha.
Fish heads- Fish lice & other insects. Salmon with gills removed & power washed is fine.
Note: Bell peppers were checked and were found to be clean.

No chalomos only tachlis!

No chalomos only tachlis!    The "shiduch-crisis"??  (see comments)

Not so you and your daughter as you prepare to send her off to Israel for a year. First you put your daughters' minds out of commission by getting them all hyped up about a fancy all-expenses-paid-year-vacation-and-tour in far off Israel. You spend your money on travel agents and tickets, on massive deposits and tuitions to the greedy and rapacious (in more than one sense) owners of the seminaries, you waste your money on buying your daughter fall wardrobes, winter wardrobes, and then for the spring and next summer, after all she cannot wear just two or three dresses that Yerushalmi girls wear because those Yerushalmi girls are neither spoiled nor stupid, they know that if their parents are smart and able they are saving every penny up to buy her an apartment that costs a few hundred thousand dollars in Israel.

Let's face it, any girl is at her physical prime when she turns 17, 18, 19. By the time she turns 20 she is already a young woman and no longer a child. Parents like yourself in Israel of frum girls KNOW this. They know that because for MARRIAGE to be the real goal it is important to get your daughter into shidduchim EARLIER and NOT later!! By you sending her off to Israel at 18, and prior to that at 17 she is already day-dreaming about going to Israel, then getting all that baloney stuffed into her brain when she is 18 or 19, she then comes home to the USA at 20 and is ready ...for...what?... exactly???

KIC- Kashrus Information Center Torah Times "Michshol"

KIC- Kashrus Information Center  Torah Times article is a big Michshul to klal yisroel. re: Bedikas Toloiyim.

Their latest article should not be relied upon re: 
Blueberries, Fresh, frozen, dried, wild, organic, cultivated, etc as they are all a problem including USA, Canada, Mexico, etc

They are all infested and should not be used.

Bodeks frozen BLUEBERRIES Scam

Bodek's frozen Blueberries were found to be infested. They pulled off the product from the shelves. 

They returned the same infested Blueberries to the shelves. DON'T TOUCH THEM!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Botei Din

תניא רבי יוסי בן אלישע אומר אם ראית דור 

שצרות רבות באות עליו

 צא ובדוק בדייני ישראל שכל פורענות 

שבאה לעולם לא באה אלא בשביל דייני ישראל

If you have personal knowledge re: Botei Dinim, email to
We do have a file on the subject.

Friday, September 19, 2014

OK Kashrus advises to consume insects?

In the OK's kosher spirit on page 9 "shivas haminim salad", the ingredients consist of infested items.
Dried figs, Fresh figs, grapes, fresh parsley leaves are infested and can't be checked & cleaned by a consumer unless they are properly trained. Note: Pearled Barley must always be checked for insects by putting them into hot water for a few minutes.Dijon mustard contains wine.

The OK certified TROPICANA Orange Juice has scale insects among other ones.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hisachdus CRC -Re: Lakewood signs re: infested Bell Peppers

Hisachdus CRC -Re: Lakewood signs re: infested Bell Peppers.

There were recently put up signs (no name, no phone number, no name of store(s) it was found) all over Lakewood Re: all bell peppers have tiny insects on the bottom of the peppers.

Hisachdus expert Mashgichim and many others checked and weren't able to find any infested Peppers.

Hisachdus decided it must have been done by one that confuses "dirt" for insects, therefore such an irresponsible individual will confuse real insects for dirt-he is not to be relied upon for insects.

The signs that there are no name, phone, or other info area "PASKVILL".

ALERT: Sfardim shopping for "Bais-Yosef" in Flatbush area

Sfardim shopping in Flatbush should be aware the the Vaad of Flatbush is currently unfamiliar with what is  considered "Bais-Yosef" meat for Sfardim.
What the Star-K does "not" accept as Bais Yosef, the Flatbush Vaad is accepting?


Monday, September 15, 2014

Rosenblatt's Beef

Rosenblatt's beef is under the Hashgocha of the OU and CRC Chicago. It's staffed by highly experienced, erlicheh yeshivishe staff. The standards and staff set up of the Shechita, Bedikas and Nikur are what a ben Torah would be looking for.

At this time we are only addressing the beef, as we
don't have sufficient information re: Veal, Lamb, etc

The Rosenblatt beef is available in Lakewood (back of capitol hotel), Brooklyn, etc.
It's currently only sparsely available in Queens ,Five Towns and Lakewood, etc due to the political standards in place.

Sfardim should be aware that much of the "Bais-Yosef" beef they are using is not Bais-Yosef in fact only by label (AKA- Minhag-America).  The Rosenblatt beef meets the true Bais Yosef Standards.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

BMG' KCL says- No more bitul in kashrus

No more bitul in kashrus, Why? because,
דבר שיש לו מתירין has no Bitul.

BMG's KCL is Mattir practically everything. 
They don't want to be the שבת גוי [aka= chazir-fissel-kusher]so they'll crease their brow and asser things that are really permitted or even mehudar. 
Note: 5 Towns & Queens are superior to BMG's KCL, Shocking? BMG's KCL is a facade, the Town people follow them blindly,
BMG's KCL says remember KCL when you daven yom Kipur Kuton and תפלת   
 זכה, את אשר התרת, אסרתי, ואשר אסרת התרתי

One that relies on them, is a פושע, ולא אונס 

How many rolls of KCL kashrus tape does the non-jewish employees have? Did they print new "different" tape? NO! Why not?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

BMG's KCL's kiosk in a non-kosher facility @ 2:00 AM

 BMG's KCL's kiosk in a non-kosher facility @ 2:00 AM
BMG's KCL Hashgocha signs

The non-Jewish employee at 2:00 AM lifting KCL's plexi-glass to steal some "KCL kashrus tape".

 At 2:00 AM the non-Jewish employee putting his hand under the KCL's plexi-glass to cut off a piece of salami with his treif knife.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

BMG's KCL is at it again, consuming insects- THEY ARE STILL THERE!

BMG's KCL has Beautifully infested whole Strawberries cut in half on display by 4 corners Yogurts display.


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Update: Re: 5 Towns- We aren't talking about mehadrin v. non-mehadrin. "Basic kashrus"

Re: 5 Towns restaurants and other food service establishments.

In general their restaurants, caterers, take-out etc don't have qualified individuals for checking & cleaning fruits and vegetables from infestation. Therefore Refrain from the fruits & vegetables that require Bedikas toliyim. 
The Vaad Hakashrus claims that, The Modern Orthodox Rabbis don't give them a free hand in having a proper standard.

Gourmet Glatt and Season's do have properly trained mashgichim [in spite being a 5 Town establishment], but the other establishments don't have properly trained mashgichim.

Why is the Administrator  busy doing consultant work for other agencies, doing private hashgochas, giving speeches, writing misleading guides and misleading articles for the consumer in checking vegetables. The 5 Towns Vaad doesn't compensate him sufficiently?

The 5 Towns Kashrus Administrator was offered $1,000.00 to a Zedakah of his choice, if the Administrator is willing to be tested hands on on Bedikas-Toloyim- He did not accept the challenge- Raboisai,  because does not know Bedikas toloyim.

He is a good orator, SO?

Kashrus Alert: Asian Pears-Infested

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Yeshiva's Elul Mussar saider for Bochurim

Following case: Chicago special Bais Din V Israeli Bais Din V Moetzes members (partial) How would each one rule?

Update: A short while back, a BMG Poisek residing on Kletzk Hill was disqualified by the Hanhalas hayeshiva and other Rabbonim. He was asked to remove himself from being a Poisek in Lakewood. He was also disqualified and asked to remove himself  from being on the Vaad Harabonim of West Gate Mikva, and not to say anymore his daily shiur in West Gate.

Recently he was allowed again to be a Poisek in Lakewood's Yeshiva and its surroundings, but remains permanently disqualified and may not pasken any "Noshim-shailos" or any "inyonei noshim".

Update-Alert: Israel prosecutor V. Bais Din "Nesivos Chaim"

Alert: Allegedly the Israeli Prosecutor is contemplating to file serious charges  and close the   Bais Din Nesivos Chaim  3 Panim Meirot, Jerusalem, for their mishandling of Dinei Torahs.

Any Siruv, Loi-Tzais, Cherem, etc they put out will be dealt with very harshly by the Israeli Court's prosecutor.
Their verdicts will be dismissed and be null & void!

Don't use this Bais Din as you may find yourself being forced by the prosecutor to testify against them.

Update: There are countless people that were wronged by  this Bais-Din. Many individuals that won, feel that some of the money they won is bi'gineivah. (they were not entitled to it.)

תניא רבי יוסי בן אלישע אומר אם ראית דור שצרות רבות באות עליו צא ובדוק בדייני ישראל שכל פורענות שבאה לעולם לא באה אלא בשביל דייני ישראל

מעניין שהיום פיטרו את זלטנרייך מבית 
הדין נתיבות משפט

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Welcome to Lakewood * BMG's KCL=Pritzus, Infestation, etc All in the name of Torah

yudel- Why does the Yeshivas [BMG's] KCL allow goyisha girls at Carlos and Gabbys work there with short sleeves?

Especially the blund'eenah  that works there.......
 Oh! to practice שמירת עיניים in אלול.

Is she there to entice the customers like the Rt 9 South restaurant with the $200.00 dollar wines on the menu for the poor yeshivaleit? or the $100.00 dollar steaks?

She may also be the Mashgiach(ta), multi tasking. 

The [BMG's] KCL allows non shomer shabbos chefs, that is also the mashgiach and checks the vegetables for insects.

Yudel, We are in big trouble

 Barry E. said...

I agree 100% with this poster. Also, the seating at Calos & gabby's here in Lakewood is such that with today's ladies dress style, when they sit at their seats, you can see EVERYTHING!
That's why after one time going in there, I decided never to walk in there again.As far as the [BMG's] KCL is concerned, I'm not 1 bit surprised.
Anonymous Anonymous said...
I was there yesterday and saw the Pritzus and left and was shocked at Vizner who won't let them use the goyisha name but will let that blonde!!!!