Wednesday, September 29, 2010

EMES not Sheker

Rav Aharon was the consummate kanai: He saw through the sham created by those who undermined Yiddishkeit in their pursuit to satisfy their desire to be like “everybody else." In their attempt to accommodate Orthodoxy to the liberal world of secular Judaism, they succeeded in watering down a number of the basic tenets of Judaism, creating on approach to religious observance that was neither.

The Rosh Yeshivah was relentless in exposing their charade and in warning the ignorant of the harm that could-and would- come as a result of an attempt to meld sheker, falsehood, with emes, truth.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Are "Chassidisha" Hashgochas completely reliable?

Rabbi ,

I'm writing to you with a question that has been bothering me for a while. Recently this phenomenon is becoming more popular here in Flatbush (maybe Lakewood as well). Popular non-Jewish brands (all from different companies) - mainly Twizzlers, Fruit by the Foot, Gushers, Mike and Ikes and others as well are affixed with a pink, green, etc "hechsher sticker" (usually a chassideshe hechsher) atop of the regular packaging.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Palm oil, Treif?

How can palm oil be truly treif? You bring in kosher palm-oil in unheated totes, so when it arives in the US it's a solid and can not be packaged. The palm oil must be heated in order to package it into smaller containers.

It was heated with "TREIF" steam, so the palm oil is now all treif, even if it carries a heimish or chasidish hashgocha, WOW!

This is a palm oil under Rav illowitz packed in Brazil, which is acceptable.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Heter Arkois for this matter to remain in Court.

רמב"ם-ועיין כסף משנה המקור- "פשוט"

יב במה דברים אמורים, בדברים שבין אדם לחברו; אבל בדברי שמים--אם לא חזר בו בסתר--מכלימין אותו ברבים ומפרסמין חטאו ומחרפין אותו בפניו ומבזין ומקללין, עד שיחזור למוטב: כמו שעשו כל הנביאים לישראל

This Heter approves of the entire matter of Bassman & Sayag to be in Court. Rabbi Finkel, Forscheimer, shullgasser, Birenbaum among others & the RY's are all in agreement that it should remain in Court. What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander.
Now that the Case turned in the favor of sayag [nirdaf], Bassman is crying to the Rabonim, Dayonim, Roshei yeshiva, individuals HELP!