Friday, July 17, 2015

ALERT: Mehadrin's Rav Hamachshir would never have allowed those non kosher menus. KCL allows it all?

Lakewood's Voice on pages 134-137 has a 4 page ad from Mehadrin Dairy Company re: 9 day menus. DON'T USE ANY OF THE MENUS!

Mehadrin's Rav Hamachshir Reb Shia Katz "Magrov Rav" would never have allowed those non acceptable questionable menus, it's full of unacceptable ingredients for a Religious Jew.

They list the following unacceptable ingredients;
Butter with fish,
Frozen Brocolli (without specifying the acceptable brand)  KCL allows almost all brands.
Fresh Herbs- all are infested- KCL allows all.
Fresh Garlic-(contains mites)  KCL allows all
Frozen Spinach- There isn't any acceptable brand, KCL allows it
Fresh Parsley- all are infested- KCL allows all
Frsh Basil- All are infested-  KCL allows all
Chicken soup mix & Mehadrin butter in the same soup.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Update: "Explosive-report" Mikvah filter and it's ramifications-Most Lakewood mikvahs have it R"L

A few years back a so called "Mikvah-filter" was made by a few well meaning individuals. The filter would remain in the water filtering on a constant basis. No chlorine would be needed, the water will always be clean, etc.

What are the Halachic and "mesorah" ramifications of such a filter?

The creators of the filter made an appointment with the revered Rav Moshe Neuschloss, Z"L residing then and being the Rav in New Square, NY. When they appeared at the door of Rav Neuschloss for the appointment, Rav Neuschloss took his cane and "chased them out" of his home. Rav Neuschlos's son in law (Rav Shia Leifer) was there in the house at the time. When Rav Neuschloss was asked for an explanation by the one that arranged the appointment , Rav Neuschloss responded that he wanted them to respond to all that ask "what did Rav Neuschloss say about the filter?, He chased us out with a stick".

Rav Moshe Neuschlos's Z"L psak re: Mikvahs with these filters; was always ביום חול, לא להשתמש בכלל, בשוי"ט, אם יש כבר ילדים אז לדחות הטבילה ואם אין עוד ילדים לילך למקום אחר לשבת שיש בהסביבה מקוה בלי הפילטר.

 Harav Moshe Shternbuch, Shlita-גאב"ד עדה חרדית ירושל-ם is also of the opinion not to use a Mikvah that has that type of filter. Rav Moshe Shternbuch, Shlita instructed his nephew (a Prominent Rav in Lakewood) to instruct his congregants and all others not to use such a mikvah and to re-toivel in a kosher mikvah.  As far as we were able to determine, the nephew of Rav Shternbuch (A Rav in Lakewood) never notified his congregants or others of the psak of Rav Shternbuch.

Rav Sternbuch holds parts of it is a kli.
Everyone holds that the slightest modification will make it possul. The signing of the document not to modify does not help. Many have modified and passeled it R"L

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Bais Din must have an Appeal process in place.

Every Bais Din must have an Appeal process in place.

The one bais din that does have an appeal process is the Rabbanut in Eretz Yisroel. 

The mere fact that many feel that they have gotten burned by a Bais-Din with no recourse, they opted to utilize the secular Courts. Others have opted to utilize the Rabanut's Bai Din.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Update: Kashrus Alert: Kof-K restaurants and caterers, take-out, pizza stores etc


The ones responsible for the non-kosher standards of "infestation" at the Kof-K are not to be relied upon at all, including their fruits, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, etc veggies including all leafy vegetables, herbs, celery etc.


The same Rav gives hashgocha on "It's Yo" yogurt in Howell, NJ- Don't use it

When the Rav responsible was asked, "your eateries' fruits and vegetables are infested"? He smirked and responded as follows;
צדיקים ילכו בו, ופושעים יכשלו בה וכו'  - הלעיטהו לרשע וכו'

Monday, July 06, 2015

ALERT: Re: ANDY BOY Romaine "Hearts" infested



Romaine Hearts  

Kashrus Alert- Sprinkles ice cream products

Sprinkles ice cream products use fresh / frozen fruit "bi'chezkas toloi'yim", therefore don't use their products that contain fruit in any shape or form.

Sunday, July 05, 2015