Monday, April 24, 2017

Lakewood Property Tax Appeals must be filed by May 1st

Forms available from http://www.tax.co.ocean.nj.us/TaxAppeals.aspx

or State site http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/lpt/petappl.pdf

It can be filed on letter size forms.

If you more that $25,000.00 in taxes to the municipality?, your appeal may be dismissed.

If you are a tax lien holder?, you may appeal the taxes.

Comps?  write "to be supplied".
Must be supplied at least 7 days prior to your hearing at the tax board.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Alert" Mishkoltz kosher, Rav Berger- not reliable

He certifies some 50+ food service establishments, none are reliable.

Satmar, tzeilim, etc Moisdois don't use anything from mishkoltz hashgochas

Friday, April 21, 2017

Update: Alert: Aisle 9 Lakewood- KASHRUS ALERT

RE: Their pre-checked vegetables... AND PREPARED FOODS-should not be used. They are clue-less in infestation.

Rabbi Shmuel Spiegel, Shlita et al Posted a sign that one should must re-check (by an expert) the Aisle-9 pre-checked vegetables. 
[Therefore do NOT eat any of their checked vegies]

Therefore "ALL OF THEIR PREPARED FOODS SHOULD NOT BE eaten AS ONE CAN'T RE-CHECK THE VEGIES"

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, April 03, 2017

Yeshivish hats $55.00

https://www.yeshivishhats.com/

Everyone knows that a new hat is a major expense. Even the “affordable” hats are running at $120.00 

Could anyone do something to lower the prices? Yes, and they did.

A melamed who lives in Rochester, N.Y. has launched a new company selling hats for only $55.00.  The Yeshivish Hat Company began selling online in January to B’nai Torah across the United States and Canada. Orders have poured in from Brooklyn, Monsey, Lakewood, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Baltimore and Toronto.

Dovid Roness, the company’s owner, noticed a need for a more affordable hat, and set out to meet it. “How can a family with 4 sons afford a shabbos and weekday hat for 5 people?” asks Roness “That’s 10 hats! That’s between 1,500 – 3,000 dollars!” Many people wear old hats for weekdays which really aren’t so respectable. A brand new affordable hat is a great alternative, especially for davening.

By reexamining every step of the hat industry, from design/manufacturing to the packaging, Yeshivish has come up with an affordable, stylish, quality hat. The newly designed website is a pleasure to navigate and will give you a real feel for what the Yeshivish Hat Company is about.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Update: Welchs "heimish" Grape Juice-Tartikuv was told a few months back to pull the hashgocha -

We know all about the koshering, process, ingredients, crew, times, seals, labels, packaging, etc. To divulge more information may reveal our sources.


Note: The Zkan Ahron would asser the grape Juice (for all year as well), Tartikuv goes by the zkan Ahron.

A Hashgocha should never be based strictly on;
 "I have a chimrah/Hidur"
and the basics are overlooked, i-t'-s  n-o-t acceptable.


All year use??????

We wouldn't use it!

There are issues in the kashrus for pesach.

If Price is "everything" ?
                  this site is not meant for you.



WINE & GRAPE JUICE, SOME KASHRUS CONCERNS

GRAPE JUICE COMMONLY HAS CONCENTRATE ADDED TO IT FOR COLOR, BRIX ETC. THE SOURCE IS NOT ALWAY S WHAT EVERYONE WOULD FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH E.G. South AMERICA, ARGENTINA . THE HASHGOCHA THERE IS AT TIMES A REAL "BI'DE'EVED".

WINES MADE ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH HETEIREM, E.G. KASHERING, SHOMRE-SHABBOS EMPLOYEES, PASTUREIZING TEMPERATURES ETC.

MUST FOR PESACH THAT WAS REALY PASTUREIZED UNBEKNOW TO THE "TZIBUR".

WINE BARELLS MANUFACTURED IN COMPANIES THAT UTILIZE CHOMETZ "WHEAT-PASTE" TO SEAL THE TOP & BOTTOM OF THE BARRELS, WITH NO HASHGOCHA AT ALL.

WHO'S RUNNING THE KASHRUS AT THE CALIFORNIA OPERATION? Would I rely on him for kashrus? (not realy)

The above is just for starters.

ASK THE RABONIM ABOUT THE WINES YOU USE! YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED.
YOU DON'T HAVE TOO MANY OPTIONS, AS THERE AREN'T THAT MANY WINE COMPANIES AROUND.

WE CHECKED AND "CARMEL-WINES" HAS NONE OF THE ABOVE CONCERNS.

NOTE: While some wineries may have some of the above issues, others may have more of the issues & concerns-do your research.

Monday, March 27, 2017

How tragic? Rabbi yisroel meir haleivy Steinberg rav hamachshil

http://www.2ndavedeli.com/about/kosher-certification/

COR- Re: "May contain......" declarations

http://cor.ca/view/783/note_regarding_may_contain_declarations.html

NOTE: THIS IS FROM THE LATEST COR NEWS LETTER

May extra virgin olive oil be purchased without certification?
Answer: NO. We recently became aware of reports claiming that much of what is being sold as extra virgin olive oil is actually diluted with lower grade olive oil, sunflower or canola oil. Indeed, an industry expert stated that “75-80 percent of the oil sold in the U.S. does not meet the legal grades for extra-virgin oil.” We are currently conducting a comprehensive study of the matter together with the Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College. We will share the results as soon as we have conclusive evidence. In the meantime, we can only recommend extra virgin olive oil that carries Passover certification.

HOW RECENT IS RECENTLY, MY NEWSLETTERS AND INFORMATION HAS BEEN WRITING
ABOUT THIS FOR A LONG WHILE,
DOESN'T ANYONE ELSE CAREֱֱֱֱֱ ????????? INSTEAD OF BASHING - WHY NOT TAKE HEED TO WHAT IS BEING SAID ABOUT WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR MOUTHS - IT TOOK THE COR A LONG TIME TO REALIZE THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG.... ב"ה I FOUND SOMEONE WITH THE CORRECT INFORMATION WHO IS WILLING TO SHARE IT WITH ME AND OTHERS.......

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Wall again

President Trump’s funding request for a border wall will likely wait until later in the year, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) announced on Tuesday as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Speaking at a leadership press conference, Blunt noted that House and Senate leadership are close to finalizing a budget for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year, but that they likely would not be able to include Trump’s requested supplemental bill to fund the construction of a Mexico border wall.
“All of the committees, House and Senate leaderships, are working together to tr
y to finalize the rest of the FY17 bill,” Blunt said. “My guess is that comes together better without the supplemental.” He added that the supplemental request would likely be dealt with at a “later time.”

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Kashrus Dilemma


                                          A common Kashrus Dilemma?

The machines were running almost 24/6 at Mandel’s Matzah Factory. In the months before Pesach, tons of matzah were being produced.



One day, the factory mashgiach (kashrus supervisor) received a recall notice regarding a certain shipment of flour, about which there was a serious kashrus question. He checked the code and realized a large number of runs had already been made with the questionable flour.

Immediately upon hearing this, the mashgiach halted the production. “There was a recall notice on the flour we’ve been using,” he notified Mr. Mandel.



The mashgiach then contacted his superior at the supervising kashrus agency. “There is an urgent kashrus question at Mandel’s Matzah Factory,” he said. “There was a recall notice on the flour we’ve been using. We’ve already produced over a ton of matzah from that flour shipment.”



The halachic advisory board convened. After a tense hour of debate, they ruled that the matzos were permitted b’dieved (de facto) based on a combination of lenient opinions, in consideration of the great potential loss (hefsed merubeh). However, they prohibited baking any more matzos with that shipment of flour.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The problem & the solution. It's simple.

 A store / caterer / restaurant, etc. that doesn't carry the best kosher products for the kosher consumer!

E.G.
No Birdsboro Poultry or beef, including their Bais Yosef.
No Solomons beef, including their Bais Yosef.
No Beit Shemesh chaburah Machine matzah.
No Positive or Kosher Garden produce.
No Liebers Potato chips.
No Sacramento tomato juice.
No Gold's products.
No Tofuti products.
No Red Gold tomato products
Etc.










Either ask them to carry those products,


Or Shop where they care about kashrus and do carry it.








Monday, March 13, 2017

Lakewood Towship didn't bother responding [twice} WHY?


Mr. Raymond Coles, Lakewood Township Mayor
Lakewood Township Committee
Lakewood Municipal Building
231 Third Street
Lakewood, New Jersey 08701

February 12, 2017

Dear Mayor Coles, et al

In the Towing Ordinance; please insert the following;
4-6.6 #d – Administrative fee [is not applicable when towed to other facility or residence] 

4-6.8 # g- ….If the owner [, driver or their representative] requests a private towing….

4-6.8  #K  Second paragraph should please add in the following;

 It may be requested by the [owner, driver or their representative] of the vehicle, to have the vehicle towed to another place of business or residence within [3 miles of] the Township of Lakewood, by the on-duty towing service.

4-6.8 # r- 6- The log shall be made available to the chief of police, or  his designated representative or a member of the public upon reasonable notice.] note; (see section “o” above “or member of the public….)

4-6.13 Should be inserted the following; …..is not immediately available [(fifteen(15 minutes of notification)].

Thank you,

Yehuda Shain


Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Chometz alert: Deja Vu- OK did it again LACTIC ACID

[Ask the OK for the Lactic Acid "Nitra"report re: the chometz issues;]   זה $ וזה $ גורם is the OK's Heter!

ALERT: "Lactic-Acid"  OK-P  should not be used. Serious chometz issue.
OU among others  etc. does not allow it in their products.

OK Poiskim agree that it's a chometz issue. They were over by the OK senior staff.
Any Pesach product with a Heimish Hashgocha, if it has OU you are safe.
Don't use if it has an OK.

Any pesach product without an OU, check with the certifier if they are using the OK Lactic-Acid.

Heimish- Ungers beans infested "Deja vu" . Buy the GOYA brand, they are the cleanest. Quepasa?


Birdsboro poultry is tougher than others because they "don't use hormones, etc"

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Terras-garden-has a serious issue with infestation-They just can't get it going right.

http://www.satprnews.com/2017/02/17/terras-garden-is-only-company-in-the-world-with-full-selection-of-kosher-products/

Kosher salad is defined as 100% clean from infestation.-Terras Garden brand "sorry to say, can not make that claim".

Facts-There are many salad companies that claim all of their products are kosher, 100% infestation free.

Positive and kosher Garden brands are the ones that may rightfully claim their products are 100% insect free.

Update: Why you should use "only" the positive or kosher garden brands

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByHrIS8-cAbcUzhtbW9vcDJBdVE/view


Bodek,  Kihalacha,  Pardes,  Kosher taste,  Andy Boy,  Dole,  Terras Garden, etc 
are all infested product regardless of the sticker or Hashgocha. Some other companies have an issue that they do not check enough samples, therefore sometimes they will be infested. They also have an issue of defining "miut-Hamutzui".

The Positive and Kosher Garden brands are always free of infestation, but their packaging doesn't always keep the product fresh long enough. (perhaps, insect protein maintains freshness?)😊

Positive brand has the hashgocha of Rav Moshe Vaye  who is considered the worlds' expert on infestation .בדיקת תולעים  Rav Vaye lives in Eretz Yisroel and is in daily contact with his trained expert Rav Dovid Goldstein. Rav Vaye visits the growing fields and the processing facility at least once a year.

Kosher Gardens brand has the hashgocha of Rav Moshe Vaye  who is considered the worlds' expert on infestation .בדיקת תולעים  Rav Vaye lives in Eretz Yisroel and is in daily contact with his trained expert Rav Dovid Goldstein. Rav Vaye visits the growing fields and the processing facility at least once a year.




Friday, February 24, 2017

When business is hurting financially, kashrus is the first to be down graded,

Alert: Monsey vicinity-
Wesley hills kosher supermarket downgraded by changing Hashgochas,
Ever Green Monsey takes in product from Newday that is infested.
Wesley hill Shopping center stores downgrading their Hashgochas.

Lakewood gesheften with kcl can't Downgrade, as they are already at the bottom.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

"TREIF "kosherica" tours R"L- Lakewood joins them R"L



Kosherica cruises has been machshil thousands in not providing kosher according to any standards.

Why Do the  Rabbis sanction these non-kosher cruises? 
Isn't it embarrassing that all of the Miami, Lakewood,  OU affiliated Rabbis are allowing this scandal 

Can someone like Rabbis Weil (OU), Schneier, Riskin, Heir, Herring, Lipskar arrange an "OU" Hashgocha at least?

Why doesn't the "OU" send their own staff on the cruises to witness the kashrus disaster.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Update: Lakewood "DON'T BUY"- Price drop of $50,000.00 - $100,000.00 purchasers of NEW construction duplexes, SF homes-


Anonymous said...

Lakewood rentals are in a glut stage. Don't count on any rental income to support your overpaid new house.

Chevra, just watch BMG get their 1200 residential units at cedar bridge and the price of Lakewood housing will be in a freefall.

Sit and wait it out? or go to Jackson, Howell, Toms River.
Wed Jan 11, 01:26:00 PM 2017
*     *     *     *    *      *     *     *       *    *    *      *     *    *      *
Investors, purchasers-don't buy now W-A-I-T - IT'S MONEY IN YOUR POCKET better than hedge funds

From the Grape-vine: New duplexes and single family homes have been drastically reduced by $50-100,000.00 or more.

The asking price is still up in the sky but ..........

Some of the reasons;

Overpriced due to market demand.

Basement rentals are at a glut.

Over building.

Jackson, Toms River, etc are realistic options as a first choice. Larger homes, larger property, no sardine can feeling, no traffic issues, etc

Some that have deposits may be looking to get out. While others are re-negotiating the price.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pesach matzos- Hand and machine- Oat, etc

Oats have a bitter enzyme that must be neutralized. The method used is by heating the Oats and the internal moisture will steam & neutralize the bitter enzyme. By the Gluten Free Matzos made from Oats, they are heated on trays in a tunnel oven. They are heated to 250 F +- for ten minutes. The process may cause the oats not to be acceptable for pesach matzos-Talk to a knowledgeable Posek.
Note: The Lakewood matzah bakery says their oats are not heated at all. It may be that they are just unaware. Based on our information, it's heated as stated above.

May one use Matzos that went into into the oven approx. 22 minutes after the water was poured into the flour. Some claim that they count the "18 minutes" from when it gets worked into a dough, which is actually 22 minutes.  All for the unsuspecting yeshiva leit.

The only recommended machine matzah is the Beit shemesh chaburah machine with only Bdatz She'airis yisroel.

Others claim that there is a written teshuva on this issue, but they don't want to give it out.
Reb Chaim Shmulevitz, Z"L writes by Mechiras Yosef, a psak that can't be publicized is "botul" and has no halachic validity. So there is no written teshuva per se.

Normal process at an Israeli facility that produces machine matzos is to stop & dismantle & clean the machines every 18 minutes. Normal clean-up & dismantle take 25-35 minutes, an expensive procedure. In order to economize and give Lakewood Yeshiva leit an affordable machine matzo, the matzoh bakery was instructed to dismantle, etc only once an hour, thereby bring down the cost per hour, hence they could sell the matzos for less to the unsuspecting yeshiva leit. Are they still calling it 18 minute, or mehudar?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dolce Hotel Basking Ridge, NJ Pesach program cancelled because of shabbos issues.

CANCELLED: Pesach Program Forced to Terminate After Hotel Refuses to Deactivate Sensors for Shabbos

February 9, 2017: from Matzav.com:
The Dolce Hotel and Conference Center in Basking Ridge, NJ's refusal to properly disable its motion sensors has forced a popular Pesach program to cancel its plans due to halachic concerns. This hotel recently installed motion and RF sensors in all their sleeping rooms which program organizers were told would be a clear violation of Shabbos and Yom Tov. The Dolce refused to accommodate requests by the Tennenbaums to disengage the system, claiming that none of their other kosher groups were bothered by it.
"Sensors control all amenities in a hotel room, such as lights and heat. When the door closes and no motion is detected, these amenities are shut in order to save money. As soon as the door is opened, before the door is even fully extended, all amenities return to the state in which they were left. Most systems have a VIP override for individual rooms and a full override for the entire hotel that disables the system."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/News/?alert=W534

How many Matzos to the pound, i$ your true co$t MATZAH REPORT AVAILABLE@ kashrusy@aol.com

1-Use one flour or mixed from different fields? pros-cons?
2-Whole wheat v white.
2a- Oat matzos- The steaming of oats to remove the bitterness.

3- Mix of whole wheat w/ White? What ratio, what effect does the whole wheat have?
4-Ratio of water to flour? Why?
4a- Ideal outdoor temperature & humidity? Why?

5-Kneader (knetter) and gloves? pro / con.
6-change bowl (& gloves) after every dough? How often should it be changed?
6a- How often should the dough divider blade be changed?
7-Negative pressure ( and vacum) above & to the side area of kneading bowl?

Monday, February 13, 2017

Birdsboro Poultry "Li'Mehadrin"- is at the top in their kashrus standards

We were asked by Rabonim and individuals to see if the Birdsboro poultry plant is considered Li’Mehadrin for those that are makpid on kashrus Li’Mehadrin? Following is a concise short report.

     The plant is located in Birdsboro Pennsylvania.  It’s a two and a half hour drive from Brooklyn, Monroe, and Monsey, NY. It’s a medium size plant, processing approximately 30,000 chickens @ day. A smaller plant that processes fewer chickens is not necessarily an advantage. In a larger volume plant they will usually have an extra shoichet, an extra Mashgiach, etc. for the just in case. The larger plants can afford to check for צומת הגידין and other issues.

     We visited the plant “unannounced” on Tuesday  פרשת בא תשע"ז.  We were at the plant for some 7 hours. They welcomed the visit; no one seemed uncomfortable with an unannounced visit by one that is very familiar with Shechitas, etc. The Chasam Sofer writes that Shechitas should be inspected unannounced. Reb Moshe, Z”L stated to me that Shechitas that require of me or anyone else appointments prior to a visit are suspect. There are Shechitas that require appointments or they do not allow any visitors at all.

Monday, January 30, 2017

How do the purveyors define "Bais-Yosef" beef?

Is that definition the same as your definition?

In other words- Are you receiving Bais-Yosef as you perceive it to be Bais Yosef?

We believe NO!

Who's that?

We'll explain;

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The root cause(s) of Lakewoods' problems.


                                                                                 BMG's VAAD

The vaad hijacked the block vote of Lakewood's residents, and utilize it to their personal advantage, and to the detriment of Lakewood residents.

The vaad control the residents by their stipends, intimidation, threats, fear, not allowing their children into the Lakewood schools, etc.
The vaad control the Schools by their threats, intimidation, etc
The vaad control the Towns' Rabbonim by their handouts, threats, intimidation, etc.
The vaad control the Bais-Dins by the same methods.

The vaad control of the elected officials [including the appointment of the Mayor].
The vaad control the zoning, planning, master-plan committee, Township Manager, Police, Assessor, etc.

So the VAAD  have delivered corruption up and down the entire Township, affecting your taxes, traffic, bussing, lighting, overbuilding, complete disregard to the residents needs and concerns.

The vaad methods of getting out the word is by mailings, control of the press, namely "The Voice", Lakewood Scoop, "BP weekly", etc

Therefore, all of those that are affected by any of the above should stop advertising in the above, should stop receiving same. One may cancel their delivery, or throw them into the Yellow Trash bins.
One should  register to vote by mail-in ballot.
One should make sure to never vote
for "ANY VAAD endorsed-candidate".

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lakewood - the-rishus-continues-when-will-it-end- The therapists, etc are the group responsible- Sidom at it's best

http://hefkervelt.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-rishus-continues-when-will-it-end.html

The Lakewood therapists, etc and their Rabonim etc ( a mafia style) are the group responsible for shalom Bayis issues, separations, divorces, breaking up families, etc.

We have been monitoring the methods and results of these so called therapists, etc for the past  few years.

It's not as bad as you think, it's much worse!. 

"Rishus" is too mild of a description.

Guest comment. [Hefker velt]

http://hefkervelt.blogspot.com/2015/12/hefker-velt.html#comment-form

Its a Hefker velt, thats exactly how to describe what goes on when dealing with the sensitive issue of shalom bayis and  R'L divorce. There is no responsible system set up, no trusted agency al pi Torah and halacha. 

No communal standard that everyone adheres to, or even a bes din to turn to. Its unfortunate that so many homes are shattered as a result of total incompetence, inexperience in dealing with the issues and problems of shalom bayis. 
Its a Hefkervelt when any Askan, therapist, social worker or Rav, can do what they want with no accountability for their actions. They get away with it time and time again. There is no mirsas, no fear, no repercussions its do what ever you please. They dont have to answer up to anybody. 
Take one side of a story, give bad advice, dont do basic homework or due diligence its only nefashos were dealing with. So what if you have no experience in shalom bayis issues, who says you cant take it on all by yourself? no one is stopping you. No guidelines set in place making sure all 


Update: Lakewood "therapists & Mentors" are רודפים

Lakewood "Therapists & Mentors" just broke another family!!
Protect our children?

Don't push "Ritalin" on them like lollipops.
Ritalin? sure! so the School administrators can provide paying clients to their therapists.


Don't let Therapist [Terrorists](backed by Rabbonim) to break apart families. [Their success rate in at 99%]
Don't let the Rabbonim and therapists run for restraining orders against their husbands, who happens to be the father of her children.
She is throwing her children to the dogs. That's what revenge is.

Don't work in unison to support financially the therapists, by sending the parents, the children, etc. to therapy.

That's perhaps why children lost their respect for Rabbonim!

Don't allow the מקוה to break families. Terrorists & Rabbonim do it constantly R"L

מקוה schedules in WG are by pay-for-play? 
Get rid of the ones in charge, from the Rabbonim down. Get rid of the corruption in WG.
Don't play dumb.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Update: Alert:Terras Garden (from Florida) [Lakewood investors involved]

Alert: Terras Garden vegetables is allegedly infested by more than mi'ut-ha'mutzui and should not be consumed.







NUMEROUS LAKEWOOD INDIVIDUALS INVESTED mucho dinero$$฿$$ IN THIS COMPANY, R"L.
thinking that they discovered Greenland as the largest Island. [Who suffers? the moisdois, tomchai shabbos, etc]

Monday, January 09, 2017

Pros & Cons of "MUST go" to Seminary in Israel




There has been lately many that strongly oppose the ingrained concept that "must go to Seminary in Israel" in order to marry the right Ben-Torah.


The Pros are self evident.

The Cons;

The huge expense that most can't afford.

That $20,000.00 plus [saved] can help the new young couple.

Training for a parnosah delayed by at least a year.

They don't receive the tools needed to prepare for a Torah marriage, etc.
Delaying marriage by at least a year.

A girl should be under the supervision of their parents (enough said!)

We have heard of the tragic experiences in some Israel seminaries.

If we are talking about hashkofah, yahdus, etc in order to go into chinuch? Gateshead is more geared to that element. 

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.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

There is a brand of olive oil Ptora being distributed in the area which is an Israeli product from the shemita year. It was brought in to Kosher Marketplace but has been withdrawn on my instructions. Poskim in Israel have ruled that returning heter mechira product to distributors does not constitute a violation of איסור סחורה בפירות שביעית.
However there are also people who have an open container and that is a real problem, Shemita produce may not be discarded even though it has been exported to Chutz Laaretz. But possibly it is already אחר שעת הביעור in which case it has to be destroyed. One person told me he has leftover oil in his Menorah from this batch, and now does not know if it should be destroyed or if he must use it.