Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Shtar Yuchsin for the "'minhag America" marriage issues

America Needs A  פינקס
In Europe every Rov maintained a pinkus, which was a list of people in his city that had problems with Yichus for the purpose of preventing them from marrying into the Kahal. Even though it was needed much more in America, the lack of Kehilas and the inability to prevent people with poor Yichus from marrying into the Kahal discouraged the practice of keeping a Pinkus. I would just like to point out one type of Yichus issue that has mushroomed phenomenally in the past 40 years, this consists of women who have received a questionable Get from their husbands, remarried and given birth. I will discuss briefly 3 scenarios to articulate my point that these issues are pervasive, since I am sure all readers have firsthand knowledge of a case covered by the following. A detailed explanation of why these Gittin are invalid is out of scope for the current post.

GITTEN GIVEN BY COERSION                  
The first scenario we must discuss are Gitten given thru force. This is broken down further into two types of coercion. The first type of coercion is physical. The penetration of the Feminist philosophy amongst us has led to the false assumption that a woman is entitled to leave a marriage at will and it is cruel to prevent this from happening. The second issue is that there are many women who are high income and have no problem paying a sum of 100k and above to any one that can get her out. This has led to a cottage industry of Batei Dinim staffed by רשעים גמורים  who beat the husband until he tells the סופר to write the Get which is then written and given to the woman who is under the impression that she is now allowed to remarry. This was the modus operandi of Epstein and Wohlmark until they were imprisoned. Epstein was also in concert with other Rabbis besides Wohlmark in physically coercing husbands to give Gitten. The fact that they were able to coerce Gittin from so many husbands and for so many years is a testimony to the lack of Rabbinic leadership and concern from the Brooklyn  Rabbinate about maintaining the proper level of Yichus in Klall Yisroel. 
The second type of coercion is financial. This is done by the court system where women get the court to impose significant financial judgments against the husband unless he gives his wife a get. The most recent by Kaufman and Rudinsky.
The second scenario consists of women who walk out on their husbands and then force them to give a get using Rabbinic or social pressure. They claim that since the marriage is broken they are Agunas and therefore it is a Mitzvah for the husband to give them a Get. This is a 100% wrong. They are reclassifying a מורדת as an עגונה. They have created a new right for women called Get On Demand. The biggest perpetrators of this tactic are the Feminists and MO with their ORA organization that panders to them. The only time we force the husband to give a Get because of Agunah is if the husband is going to run away or else refrain from meeting his obligation of (שאר כסות ועונה) שכו''ע  If the husband says that he is willing to meet his obligations the woman is not under any circumstances an Agunah.
The third scenario can be achieved by two methods  1> מקח טעות the Bais Din declares that the husband had a serious defect at the time of the wedding and therefore the marriage was performed in error and the woman has a right to leave. The serious defect they fabricate does not meet the standards necessary to nullify a marriage   2> The Marriage Ceremony was done improperly and is therefore void. Usually by claiming there was a problem with the witnesses. The case of witnesses is also usually not valid since there were enough Kosher witnesses who saw the ceremony and we Paskin that this is enough. It is well known what the Kamanetzkis, Greenblatt, Gedalya Schwartz and others have done along these lines.
While I have no solution to the exploding Shalom Bayis crises that we have. I feel that we must get a handle on the contamination caused by those Rabbonim and Batei Dinim taking advantage of the issue and protect our own children and grandchildren from losing their Yichus.
Toshav Monsey                                                                                                  Toshav@optimum.net

Is the Brakel chicken a "bird of prey".


Alert: Tasters Choice coffee

There are some tasters choice instant coffee in can's which do not have an OU is that a concern? 

1 is made in Switzerland and 1 in USA  both look like the attached picture.

My friend called nestle they said it doesn't have a certification since that plant processes milk products...

OU says: 
if unflavored its fine

Monday, August 21, 2017

From Zero to Hero


click on the link, order the book, when it becomes available it will be 4.99. 

YOU have the power and will get the zechus of helping thousands of children around the globe overcome learning challenges including dyslexia!!

Kindle edition


This book is for all parents, educators, social workers, speech therapists and anyone who cares about the education of a child.

The regular price of the book is 23.99 it is on sale now until school starts. 

Vaad of Queens has updated their "bedikas- Toi'loiyim" checking for infestation.
They use these special "Eclipse" glasses, if you don't see anything, use the vegies.

The Star-K ordered those Eclipse glasses as well.

Star-K Shabbos Mode appliances- It's an issur Gumur!

Star-K's Shabbos- Mode appliances are ossur to use.

It all started a number of years back on "Mesifta-Di'rakiah" [short-wave-radio]. Rabbi Moshe Heineman stated that on Shabbos in a Shul one may "ki'lachar-yad" turn on or off the alarm on shabbos.

A participant stated that he has a magnetic type switch that one can use for the alarm on Shabbos that would be permitted even according to the "Chazon-Ish". An individual asked on the program can one reverse a magnetic polarity on Shabbos....? Rabbi Heineman responded forget the magnetic type switch "the Chazon-Ish is only a DAAS-YOCHID", & do it ki'lacharyad.

The STAR-K also utilizes the light-bulb to accomplish BISHUL-YISROEL.
Reb Shlomo Zalman's comment re: Star-K's light-bulb Bishul yisroel.."one of the main causes of Intermarriage R"L."

Click on letter to enlage!
The Shabbos mode appliances may not be so "shabbos friendly" after all.

Rav Shlomo Miller, Shlita [Toronto-Lakewood] recently publicized a letter re: Shabbos-mode ovens that one may not adjust temperatures on Yom-Tov, contrary to the kosher certification.

In respect to the above publicized letter from Rav Miller, we are not publicizing the name of the kosher certifier.

Others have researched the "Shabbos-friendly" appliances & concluded that according to ALL "Poiskim" it is not permitted to be used in the Shabbos mode. It is more than "Gramahs" that are being activated.

See Star-K link http://www.star-k.org/pdf/oventeshuva.pdf

And therefore you may even decide to use your computer on Yom-Tov without the screen, according to the Star-K.

The SANHEDRIN would have taken up such a case in the context of a "zukun-mamrai".
The Star-K's shabbos mode appliances are worse than the kosher switch.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Alert; Bantam bagels star-k dairy

"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.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Goal of a Girls school?

The goal of a girls school should be to transmit proper Jewish values and not to see how many Ramban's students can learn in a year.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Braekel breed chicken-אסור


Some 18 years ago, We discussed with Rav Shmuel Wosner the issue of cross-bred chickens being used in the USA and Israel. Rav Wosner was of the opinion that there is sufficient reasons and no significant differences it's permitted even though they are cross bred.

Yet the Kabir breed is not permitted as there are significant differences, and the breeder (katz family) would not reveal to Rav Wosner with what birds were the Kabir breed cross bred.

We believe that Rav Wosner would not have permitted the Braekel breed either.


Is price your criterea for kashrus? by many it is the sole criterea [sadly]

 It's no secret that Birdsboro poultry and KJ Kiryas Yoel poultry are way superior in kashrus to the Marvid poultry.

Just Marvid is cheaper.

Please sign the petition re: fair dispention of traffic tickets in NYC

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Another UPDATE: Don't buy any A & B Fish products !!!! (A&B throws their 35+ year Lakewood distributor under the bus).

Don't buy any of A & B fish products,
till they reinstate their Lakewood distributor of 35+ years.Anonymous A
nonymous said...

A&B stole his business, his customers, etc.
He was not a "salesman" for A&B, it was his route and customers.

Would you trust A&B for kashrus?

Don't digress from the issue at hand by adding tangential slander and Lashon Harah. The A&B issue is symptomatic of deeper social ills in Lakewood that have to be addressed and redressed. The fact is a distributor made A&B a household name in Lakewood and made it the gefilte fish of choice. It was borne of much hard work, sweat and tears. To take it away and start direct distribution now under duress of those who don't feel a need to be loyal or Mokir Tov is scandalous. A&B fish gets an "F" if they carry through with the plan

NPGS is an accomplice to these tactics.
NPGS is guilty  of complicity in going behind the backs of distributors, manufacturers.
NPGS [& their co-conspirators] uses kashrus questions to gain confidential information and manufacturer the item on their own.
Would you trust his kashrus?

Mon May 01, 07:39:00 PM 2017

May one trust their Kashrus?
                                        We think, NO!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Lakewood, NJ - Teen & adult Alcohol epedemic to be addressed

Teen Alcohol Rehab in Lakewood, NJ

Lots of cultures think of alcohol based refreshments to be a socially acceptable drug that grow up with it in the house, and the hard truth is this is a drug which is devastating lives when its abused.

If an adolescent should begin mistreating alcohol even in a small way, the problems for everyone around them is terrible. Action is needed without delay and the most effective method to get the teenager away from alcohol is by using a specialist teen alcohol rehab center merely because external help is often needed.

Alcohol addiction in teens needing rehab can begin with the teen ingesting intermittently with friends and as part of getting older which is known as a technique for avoiding the difficulties of school or to be part of the high school clique.

Those that take it further and consume alcohol to excess which can cause serious problems to themselves and any people engaging with them, chiefly family members.
Irresponsible drinking is a trend of ingesting that results in dangerous and repeating patterns of pessimistic characteristics or starts to have dreadful repercussions.

Lakewood, NJ has numerous alcohol rehab centers that will are skilled in serving young adults and less than the age of the age of 21 personalized drug rehab, which is more accurate when compared with those served in an adult facility.

Mom and dad getting alcohol rehab for teens has seen a dramatic growth lately near Lakewood, NJ and analysts declare this as being partly a result of the economic depression with a lack of careers.
There are lots of varieties of teen alcohol rehab facilities in Lakewood, NJ, starting from outpatient detoxification residential curriculum's to high end outpatient rehabs.
With regards to the finances or policy covering you have and considering any other conditions the teenager possess, there are many serious factors to decide on one or the other in line with the insight and their history.

If a teen is a going totally off the rails and also the alcohol abuse issues are only one of plenty of hardships it can be advantageous to enroll them in an extensive alcohol rehab camp.

If you have explored hard and none of the alcohol rehab centers for teenagers close to Lakewood, NJ are of interest to you, it will be worth searching through New Jersey because they normally have more selection.

Women before marriage are generally oblivious to it and it is often a source of terrible shalom bayis issues when a new wife realizes that her good yeshiva guy husband is a drinker.
See also Yeshiva Camps alcohol drinking
https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/featured/1332829/mailbag-alcohol-drinking-yeshiva-camps-control-ignored.html- by Yeshaya Dovid Braunstein – Lakewood

Sunday, August 06, 2017

I know a lot of you enjoy drinking, it's a fun activity, you do it to be social.

I want to beg something of all of you. I know a lot of you enjoy drinking, it's a fun activity, you do it to be social. But- it's something you need to be responsible about, not just for yourself, but for whoever's doing it with you. I want to tell you about a boy I know. He went to his friends for shabbos, and Friday night they headed over to the house of a gevir who's known to have an open bar, fully stocked, as much as you want. 
This boy drank- nothing crazy, not too much. He went downstairs pretty early to go to sleep. His friends saw him later that night, flat on his back, snoring away. They left him alone, and a little while on, woke up again to see that something was seriously wrong. I don't  know exactly what- was he gagging? Choking? Throwing up? I don't know. 

They called Hatzalah, but by the time they came it was too late- this 26-year-old guy, single, his whole life ahead of him, was dead. Because he choked to death on his back. Tonight, his family is sobbing their eyes out. They're brokenhearted. His 7 brothers, his 3 sisters, they can't believe it's true and they're just beginning to grasp the fact that they'll never be a whole family again. And his mother- she's practically collapsing. She can't understand how this is happening. Why his friends let this happen. How they left him alone when one little thing would have saved him.
How do I know this story? Because it's my brother. Ari Levin. I'm the one watching my brothers fall apart as they try to grasp that they're never going to hug Ari again. They're crying about how they regret they didn't get to say goodbye, they're wishing they could tell him how much they love him, they're sobbing it to each other and holding on to each other desperately.
I know my dear brother Ari died for a reason, even if I don't know what that reason was. I know it was Hashem's plan and that if it happened, this is what He meant to happen. But- I also know that right now, his friends are feeling overwhelming guilt. They're feeling that if they had just watched over him a little better, turned him on his side, he wouldn't have died this way. They wouldn't have to face my parents at the levaya tomorrow, knowing that they could have done something about his death. And my parents are wishing they'd known about Ari's plans for the night, they would have begged him not to go. Go know that you could drink the same amount you always do but this time it's going to go wrong.
So I'm begging you guys, as a brokenhearted sister, as a future wife and mother- if you're going to drink, please be more responsible. Know your limits, but know your friends' as well. Watch over them and try to make sure they're as safe as possible. Know what's safe and what's not. Please. The life you save could be your own.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Disease in disguise- Silence is not an option- Li'Chaim

Communities in crisis

Chasunah wines- up to $12.00 @

Dinners / parlor meetings- limited to 2 bottles of up to $20.00 @
No Ruv should sell w/ chometz-no more than 1 bottle per household.

I'm not that familiar with all of the pratim; what I do know is that more and more people, especially the under 40 chevra are becoming addicts...they are seen in big numbers at AA meetings, and Rabbonim admit to me that it has become a major issue in their kehillas

Drinking in ModerationBy Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
The use of alcoholic beverages is a primary example of something that our Torah permits, yet prescribes definite limitations. In fact, there are Scriptural references, which are reinforced by Chazal in numerous ways, concerning the need for moderation in drinking alcohol. Indeed, the Talmud (Yoma 76b) relates the very word yayin (wine) to the word yelala (woe).

The rise of substance abuse, including alcohol, among adults and teenagers in our community is very troubling. Children who witness adults engaging in alcohol consumption—beyond what is reasonable or necessary for halachic purposes—learn that alcohol is a substance to which one can resort when looking for fun or when trying to alleviate feelings of anxiety or depression. Using alcohol this way can lead to addiction, with all of its serious consequences.

Then there is all the all-too-common phenomenon known as the “Kiddush Club.” These clubs consist of those who leave shul during the Haftarah reading on Shabbat morning to drink single-malt scotches and other liquors, often to excess. This practice disgraces the holy words and messages of the prophets found in the Haftarot; ironically, it is these very messages that these individuals would be wise to learn. I have personally witnessed how the effects of practices such as Kiddush Clubs can sometimes be literally lethal.

An Orthodox Jew cannot limit his concern to the kashrut of ingredients but must also consider the kashrut of his personal demeanor and the example he sets for others, especially children.

Lakewood, Borough Park, Flatbush, Monsey, etc. Every community must eradicate this spreading disease

Shalom Zochurs,

Shul Kiddush,


Parlor meetings,


Organizational affairs,

Open bars,

At home get together w/ friends.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

it's not funny- Reform & Conservative kosher standards

I don’t know where it’s from or who made it, but it states that one should “take some time to learn different kosher symbols before you Jew-shame someone.

It then lists three symbols: the widely known “OU” symbol and two others — one denoting copyright protection; the other denoting registered trademark protection.

Noting the “C” and the “R” within circles, the meme refers to the former as for Conservative Jews; the other for Reform. So they eat anything & everything.  See you at the wall.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Alert: Shabbos Take-Out food-ALL "Take0out food may NOT be heated on Shabbos in ANY method.

Shabbos take-out food may not be heated on Shabbos.

Most items have in each dish items that are not fully cooked.
Uncooked; added water, oil, seasoning, herbs, garnish vegies, par-baked dough, partially cooked / sautéed, liver, meat, poultry, etc

By heating any of those item, one is transgressing Shabbos violations.

The food is not permitted to eat on Shabbos, because there was a violation of cooking on Shabbos.

נהרדעא has a serious problem of hard liquor & wine consumption.

נהרדעא- Each one wants to outdo his peers in the costly brands and in the quantity of an assortment of the "finest". Then they want to outdo each other in how much liquor they could hold.

They can't afford it, but they have peer pressure.

They go to various kidushim to make li'chaim on the chazon Ish's shiur.

It affects their stability at home, affects the wife and children.

Sure, they have daily pressure, but, this?

Are "kidush clubs" the only issue?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Reb Chaim on Shatnez

לכבוד הרה'ג מרן של כל בני הגולה
הר' ר' חיים קניבסקי שליט'א 
נא לענות על שאלה שהרבה שואלים האם יכולים לסמוך על בעל חנות יהודי שטוען שאין שעטנז בהחליפה--שאף פעם לא מצא בו שעטנז-.
או באם בכל זאת צריכים לבדקו במעבדת שעטנז.

הרב ר' חיים ענה-"אין יכולין לסמוך עליהם"

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Who is Gershon Spiegel- the Toen Rabani-???

מה טיבו?
If Gershon Spiegel is a borer or "toen"?
only go to the RCA Bais din.
עצה טובה קמ"ל

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kashrus alert: " Pizanos" Lakewood

Alert for those that are extra careful re; infestation;

Pizzanos Lakewood stopped using positive / kosher garden pre-checked salads.

They now use the "other" brands.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Kashrus Alert: Fish Sticks, fish cakes, and SUSHI-.

Bdatz Aida Yerushalem says-

Don't use any pollock fish products-even if ground up or minced.

 Don't use any Surimi in your sushi, which includes the California roll.

BMG's KCL doe$n't care about infe$tation? 

just pay your annual protection money$$$$$
בדרך כלל לא משווק בחנויות שתחת השגחת הבד”צ, לעיתים קיים ייצור מיוחד ללא חשש תולעים בהשגחה צמודה
נגיעות גבוהה של תולעי אניסקיס בבשר הדג
דגים קפואים יבוא ללא עור
סין - ים
Alaska Pollock