Monday, May 29, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

And now for "The-Rest-Of-The-Story!"

When Josh Gutman of Baltimore was niftar at the young age of 65, his levayah was attended by hundreds of people Countless Individuals Who mourned him never even knew that in Josh's lifetime he had helped them financially. Anonymity was exactly what Josh wanted. However, at his funeral, some of Josh's deep, dark secrets were revealed. For the first time speakers who were maspid disclosed that thousands of bills had been paid, hundreds of yeshivas and organizations had been helped, many cars had been donated to the needy and countless hachnasas kallah weddings had been financed by one generous donor. who was, in fact, Josh Gutman. When Josh wrote a check, he always did it in the quickest and quietest way possible.

Josh’s son-in-law, Manny Topper, can attest to his father-in-law’s unassuming yet extremely well-planned chessed. Manny remembers the Sunday morning that he received an unexpected phone call from Josh.

"How would you like to take a ride with me to Brooklyn today”? asked Josh.

"Why do you want me to go with you?" asked Manny

Monday, May 15, 2017

Is price a strong "enough" criteria one uses for their standard in kashrus?

Hefsed Mirubah, is a consideration in halacha.
Yet Reb Moshe Feinstein, Z"L sent a message to Reb Shnuer Kotler, Z"L not to use a certain brand of poultry even if it's a hefsed mirubah. He stated "bochurim und yungerleit darffen vissen az dus iz nisht far zei tzu essen.

Was it kusher bi'dieved?, most probably.

Lately the oilum hatorah started using the Agri, Rubashkin, Empire brands,among some others, as they say "The price is right", uber men ken nisht boi'en a torah'dik mishpacha azoi.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

An interesting Chasunah trend is emerging.

Why wait till the Chasunah to bring your check?
Others started sending in their checks with their return cards.

Others are opting to increase their present amount and fore go their presence at the Chasuna. It's an expense, travel, time, etc. Many Baalei-Simcha are very thankful for the larger present V presence.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Food distributor charged with selling ordinary cheese as kosher

[Note-There was another scandal re: Heshy Gotessman from NY that had allegedly questionable cheese claiming it was kosher, etc]

By The Canadian Press  |  May 10, 2017                   
A Toronto-area food manufacturer and distributor is facing criminal charges after allegedly trying to pass off ordinary cheese as a kosher product.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has laid five charges against Creation Food and one of its officials, alleging the company forged documents to knowingly sell non-kosher cheddar cheese to Jewish summer camps in the summer of 2015.
The alleged forgery came to light when a kitchen manager at one of the two Ontario camps discovered irregularities in the labelling and paperwork related to the cheese.
Court documents show the CFIA laid charges against Creation and executive Kfir Sadiklar, alleging they created and used forged documents as well as unlawfully sold non-kosher food to the two camps.
Neither the CFIA nor Sadiklar responded to requests for comment.
The allegations against Creation and Sadiklar were levelled by the Kashruth Council of Canada, an organization that certifies food as kosher throughout Canada. The council is commonly known as COR, the same label applied to foods that have passed the company’s certification process and have been deemed suitable for those following a kosher diet.
Creation received COR certification for its manufactured food, but the company ran afoul of the certification criteria and lost its status in 2012 after numerous infractions, said COR managing director Richard Rabkin.