Saturday, December 28, 2013

SHATNEZ fraud IN MONSEY?-YES! (It's worse than you think!) Lakewood Branch???

Update: This was reconfirmed

Background: Monsey shatnez test center is unqualified to test, and they put on non-shatnez labels on clothing that have shatnez. R"L = All clothing must be rechecked!

SHATNEZ TESTING: The Monsey Shatnez Test Center does testing in Monsey, Queens, Englewood & other areas as well.

Monday, December 23, 2013

UPDATED: Lakewood: The causes of our Jewish teen at risk!

The "wanna-be's in kashrus are the causes of our "teens at risk"

The VOICE, another misleading [BMG's KCL] Kashrus article. 

Correction: Note: The article was written by KCL's Rabbi Weisner, not by Rabbi Berman
Should not be removed from the stem (as stated in the article) to wash as the insects may penetrate into the cavity left by the stem. NOTE: As stated in article "rub with your fingers while rinsing" that's when they are going to be going into the cavity left by the removed stem.

The correct method as was explained by the experts on Bedikas Tola'im including Rav Moshe Vaye, Rav Goldstein, Rav Einhorn, Rav Shternfeld  etc.  Separate the grapes into smaller clusters, soak in a soapy solution for a few minutes. Do the soaking in a soapy solution 3 times and rinsing very well in between the soakings and rubbing the grapes with your fingers. Then separate the grapes from the stem and rinse & rub each one.

All Raisins are to be considered infested, regardless if they are black, yellow, etc. They are very hard and time consuming to check. Most of the raisins with Hashgochas are also infested. There was production of Raisins done in California under the Aida's hashgocha (Rav Shternfeld) that was free from insects. Only those raisins are acceptable. Raisin bran cereals should not be used. Craisins are cranberries and are not infested. Most currants are also a smaller type of raisin which may have the same issues as the larger raisins.

The Zante currants are not a raisin at all. Raisins grow on vines and are sweet, while Zante currants grow on bushes and are tart. They are not infested.

Strawberries: Strawberries, including the long stem strawberries may have thrips, mites, worms, etc. The thrips may hide under the seeds, therefore all of the washing can't assure you that the strawberry is clean. Therefore the safest method is to remove with a sharp knife the green leaves on top with a thin sliver of the fruit. Then peel the strawberry. Others may dip the peeled strawberry in chocolate.

Frozen, dried strawberries even with hashgochas were checked in a laboratory and found to contain insects. Therefore if one wants to use frozen strawberries with the hashgocha, they should first "puree" or cook them. As per Rav Moshe Vaye and other experts.  Preserves and jam have pieces and should not be used. Yogurts and Lebens that have real fruit, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc should not be used

The Shulchan Aruch rules that a father must prevent even an infant from eating non-kosher food, because it will harm him when he grows up …and causing him to have bad character.

The Kli Yakar writes, with regard to the damage caused by eating forbidden foods; “defile the pure soul, dull the mind, & promote the trait of cruelty”.

The Chasam Sofer writes most of the apikursis is sparked by eating forbidden foods. The Divrei Chaim also says something similar many communities almost abandoned Yidishkeit  because of  the masses that consumed non-kosher food. They then fell prey to foreign ideologies and ultimately were lost to the holy Jewish nation
.Reb Shraga Feivel Mendelowitz, Z”L says
I accuse!
The very great Rabbis, Roshei Yeshiva, Rabei-im & Menhalim etc. don’t you see what has become of your youth? Don’t you know that Jewish children have become tramps, gamblers, gangsters, candidates for the electric chair, and all kinds of “ist’s” only because they have been raised on Non-kosher food R”L, yet you sleep, but how much longer?

Friday, December 20, 2013

UPDATED: Vegetable checking & cleaning Guide

We received a sheef of pages to look over, edit, add, remove, etc re: vegetable checking & cleaning.
It's far from all reviewed and corrected but it's a start. Comments appreciated. send an email for a copy.
Subject line "vegetable guide".

NOTE: Thank you for contacting Green Giant with your inquiry.  Broccoli Slaw does not contain the broccoli florets, it is shredded vegetable stems.  There are floret pieces & other non acceptable items.

Update: Even the Commercial orange juice may contain "scale insects". 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Alert: Pineapples are infested?

Alert: Pineapples are infested with small worms, mites etc. on the crown leaves, Therefore they should not be used even for garnishing.

The Brown parts left over after peeling should be removed completely. Those brown parts are actually pineapple flowers that closed up as the fruit was growing and there may be mites, etc inside.

Garlic infestation

Monday, December 16, 2013

Update: Fresh Blueberries at Ateres Avrhom- Shocked?

Fresh Blueberries were served yesterday at Ateres Avrhom-????
Blueberries, realistically can't be checked & cleaned. They have thrips, scale insects, etc on the outside & magots in the inside.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

UPDATE: Kashrus Alert- Baldor brussel sprouts infested. "OK" Certified

The OK put out a notice that their certified products are indeed infested and they don't have properly trained mashgichim for infestaion. 

Note: The product was not pulled from the shelves at all.

"8" insects in one small bag? shocking!  "OK" certified!

With finding constantly infested product in the market with various kashrus certifiers, it becomes  very worrisome.

The issue is most mashgichim were not trained properly.

The reason the mashgichim aren't trained properly is because the kosher certifiers themselves had no practical training, so how can they set guidelines, let alone to train others.

Don't eat any vegetables that require Bedikas, unless the mashgiach was properly trained by an expert.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Kashrus Alert: Gelbsteins Bakery uses "Blueberries".

Kashrus Alert: Gelbsteins Bakery uses "Blueberries".
It's a well known fact that all blueberries are infested. (Organic, Cultivated, Frozen, etc including Bodek's).

Hashgochas?  "Trust me, I'm a Rabbi". Insects are not kosher? I didn't know.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Adulterated foods- Olive oil, Honey, etc

A European Union report said that olive oil, fish and organic food are the foods that are most likely to be fraudulent. 

The other foods that are likely to be fraudulent are milk, grains, honey and maple syrup, coffee and tea, spices, wine, and certain fruit juices.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL:

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013


מי שיש קצת יראת שמים בלבבו, לא יקנה שום דבר משם, יש חששים גדולים
בעניני כשרות ורמאות

בדיקת ירקות זה סתם חוזק שמה, הגוי יש לו מפתח וכבר תפסו אותו על חם כמה פעמים שמביא לשם דברים אסורים, הוועד הכשרות עושה משחק מהמשגיחים-בקיצור הגוי יכול לעשות מה שרוצה ואין פוצה פה-שני משגיחים טובים עזבו ה מקום בגלל אלו הדברים
OU לא היה נותן השגחה למקום כזה בשום פנים ואופן

Shockingly! The kosher certifier "OK" gave him back the keys to the place after the locks were changed because you couldn't operate the place as a reliable kosher restaurant.

After checking up on the current status of kashrus, you can rest assured that the not the OU nor the Kof-K would grant their kosher certification. There was very valid kashrus reasons that the other Mashgichim left from there.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Kashrus Alert: Correlle dishes

Kashrus Alert: 
Correlle dishes are coated with some unknown substance which may contain non-kosher ingredients. 
The Correlle Company is not divulging the information.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Alert: Fantastic dish detergent lost the OU

Alert: Fantastic dish detergent lost the OU, due to a formula change.

Dish soap is not a פוגם and it's not like dishwasher detergent which is poisonous.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Federal Judge rules "Clergy housing not tax free"

DO NOT Patronize any of the VOICE's advertisers, WHY?

After the last Election a writer asked a question "why so many did not vote"?

The simple answer was that the Gedoilim in Eretz Yisroel said in order to avoid a chilul-Hashem & make a Kidush-Hashem in Lakewood "don't vote in this election".

Someone wrote the following response in the Voice, which is very much on target "al-pi-halacha". The ערב רב aka BMG's VAAD "mouthpiece" the voice put out a robocall to apologize for the Emmes.

Therefore it's time the Tzibur should "not-patronize" any of the Voice's advertisers.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Do you have to allow in an "Inspector" to your property?

Appellate Division.
STATE of New Jersey, Plaintiff–Respondent,
Ellen HEINE, Defendant–Appellant.
Submitted Nov. 30, 2011. Decided Jan. 31, 2012.

Under your 4th Amendment rights, the answer is "NO", Unless the Inspector has a Court Warrant or Court Order.
That was upheld by the above Appellate Court in NJ.

Agudah's Hospice?

Reb yudel,
Your not going to believe the story I heard today November 19th, 2013,(by chance from somebody who's a Philadelphia Talmid and doesn't know I'm fighting HOSPICE):
R S..... ....... went today to be menachem avel someone in Philadelphia who's father passed away. The daughter was saying "it was really very good how hospice took such good care of my father..........".
R S.... said " you mean to say you starved your father to death?????????"
She said "no, we took very good care of him etc."
R S.... repeated himself "you mean to say you staved your father to death????????"
R S.... wasn't the daughter who had no answer got up & stepped out!!!!!

And.... R S.... ....... is on the Agudah , who supports HOSPICE?!?!!!!?

What a story!!!!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

UPDATE:: Glatt Mart pre-checked vegetables are infested

Kashrus Alert: Glatt Mart pre-checked vegetables are infested.

Do not use!

Secret is out! This week Glatt Mart isn't selling infested vegetables with stickers that they are pre-checked, WHY?

Because the Mashgiach is sitting shiva ר"ל

Monday, November 11, 2013

ALERT: Baby salmon infested with "Lice"

ALERT: Baby salmon infested with "Lice" on skin. Must be scrubbed with a brush very well and checked.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fresh Express infested even with sticker

Fresh Express infested even with sticker- Don't buy- return to store
Reb Yudel 

I spoke to  Rov Hamachshir and highlight the pact on fresh express with sticker and with out
he said he don't care what the store  selling
people should pay attention to what they buy 
i ask him The Kashroth certificate is making the public think the you authorize the product coming in to the store .
his answer was..i don't care people should pay attention to what they buy the costumers should go to customer service and ask to remove this product of the shelf
email or call to stop sale this product 

Wesley Kosher: 845-364-7217
Evergreens : 845-352-4400

All Fresh 845 578-1700 

Monsey stores selling infested product

Mr. Brown getting stronger in Monsey 
Evergreens, all fresh & Wesley Kosher  don't care as long hey can sale it on special  for $2.99 a bag  reg. $3.99
some salad like spinach, spring mix and sweet  butter does not even have a star K -this salads infested with bugs -they most to be checked before use 
other stores took it off the shelf and they don't sell it no more 
many costumers rely on the hashgacha of the store or they relay on the owner or management -they think if this store sale it... it no problems 

please email or call to stop sale this product 

Wesley Kosher: 845-364-7217
Evergreens : 845-352-4400
All Fresh 845 578-1700

Newday Market 845-415-3000

Fresh Chestnuts are infested

Fresh Chestnuts are infested, 
Kol -Mevasser Rav Wagshal confirmed.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Yoshon and Bishul yisroel update

Please be advised that the following items are yoshon all year.

Bishul yisroel for ashkenazim.

1- Golden- potato pancakes (Latkes) only the plain latke not spinach, brocolli ones.

2- Trader Joe's- Potato Pancakes (Latkes. only the plain ones).

3- J&J Blintzes- Cheese and Potato- Yoshon all year & bishul yisroel for sfardim & GRA.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

ALERT: ALL "wild Salmon" are infested.

ALERT: ALL "wild Salmon" are infested.
Some fish stores (Freund's) are under a false assumption that wild Salmon from Scotland, Norway is not infested.
That information is not correct, as was also verified by Harav Moshe Via, Shlita.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Kashrus Alert: Heads of Garlic full of MITES at NPGS Co-Op

Kashrus Alert: 
Heads of Garlic full of MITES at NPGS Co-Op and many other Supermarkets.

Do not use with peels.
Peel each one, wash well, check.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Tax-exempt status of UF Hillel restaurant is up in the air

Tax-exempt status of UF Hillel restaurant is up in the air

By -Staff writer-Published: Friday, October 11, 2013 at 3:56 p.m.

The Alachua County Property Appraiser's Office and University of Florida Hillel are awaiting a new decision from a special magistrate regarding a dispute over whether a portion of Hillel used for a restaurant should remain tax-exempt.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013



It's only a question of "how long it will take to catch him". 

Friday, October 04, 2013

Get your infested vegies in select Monsey stores- get your protein

Reb Yudel-   Mr Brown getting stronger in Monsey. 

Evergreens, All fresh & Wesley Kosher  Don't care as long they can sale it on special  for $2.99 a bag  reg. $3.99
some salad like spinach, spring mix and sweet  butter does not even have a star K .

Their salads are infested with bugs. 
The consumer can't check them before use. 

Other stores took it of the shelf and they don't sell it no more 
many costumers rely on the hashgacha of the store or they rely on the owner or management. 

They think if this store sells it... it's no problems 
please email or call to stop sale this product 
לפני עיוור לא תתן מיכשול
Wesley Kosher: 845-364-7217
Evergreens : 845-352-4400
All Fresh 845 578-1700 

ישר כוח
This weeks checking the following 3 items:
Thrips in the 50/50 mix
Thrips & worm in the spinach & argula
Thrips &  worm in the spring mix

The sticker if any, may be kosher?

No other items were checked, but their system
is prone to infestation.

One is considered a מזיד not a שוגג.