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"

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

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Strawberries are infested

Jerusalem - Just a few weeks before, many chareidi rabbonim forbad eating strawberries because they are heavily infested with tiny insects which are impossible to completely remove. The announcement removed the popular delicacy from the table of many frum homes.
Then the sensational news was published throughout Israel: Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar announced in a shiur that one may eat strawberries after rinsing them in water and removing their leafy tops!  The news appeared in Israel’s leading newspaper and even in the chareidi world’s leading VosIzNeias web blog.
Many reported relief upon hearing the lenient psak. Others sideswiped at the poskim who always seem to find a new prohibition to saddle the public with.
But now the Shas party organ reports that Rav Amar’s psak was quoted incorrectly. They asked Rabbi Shlomo Amar for his clarification, and he explained that his shiur had been about worms which are not visible to the eye and had nothing to do with strawberries.

“It never occurred to me, chalila, to dispute the
prohibition against eating visible worms!” he says firmly. “To say otherwise is misleading.”
Rav Amar explained, “I was speaking about a recent tshuva I had just written which dealt with worms that are not visible to the eye. I wrote that according to many great poskim of our generation, led by Rav Ovadya Yosef (SHU"T Yecheve Daas 6:47), they are not forbidden. I further was mechadesh that they are not even considered ‘worms’ according to halacha.”
Rav Amar said in the shiur that if, for example, strawberries had such invisible ‘worms’ on them, the strawberries would not be prohibited to eat. Obviously, the strawberries were only mentioned by way of illustration and not as the basis for a chiddush or a psak.
The Chief Rabbi reiterates that as experts have shown, strawberries are infested with worms which are visible to the eye and can be seen without the help of a device.  These worms must be avoided, and if it is not possible to clean strawberries of them, then strawberries may not be eaten.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

UPDATE: ALL Corn on the cob (frozen,Fresh, cooked,Microwavable) all infested.

UPDATE: Calif. delight W/ Hisachdus?

Rav Ekstein removed hashgocha.
Corn on the cob, is known to be infested, including the frozen ones.
 Even if it's soaked and salted.

Are the ones from Mexico, Thailand, any better? [No]

Does a Heimish Hashgocha  help to elminate, not just minimize the insects? NO
Bottom line, (frsh & frozen, cooked) Remove the kernels & rinse.
NOT THE BABY CORN, as they don't have the insects- you don't have to de-kernelize baby-corn- eat as is.

Lakewood Library V Orthodox Jewish residents

 The Ocean County Library stated  "Ocean County library's long-standing commitment to  diversity and inclusion and that all people are treated with dignity, courtesy and respect." 

 The Jewish community  of Lakewood was founded and, without wavering, lives today under the principles of the Torah, which forbids all homosexual and transgender behavior.  This is hardly  but just another tradition like wearing of a yarmulke skullcap, or even modest dress; but rather at the very core of Judaism.  For the
 Library promote "Pride" in something unequivocally at its root against Jewish ideals, during an area that is overwhelmingly Jewish is a spit in the face and punch to the jaw of the entire Orthodox Community of Ocean County, and so many others too.   Placing a LGBT Pride month in a library in Lakewood is MORE offensive to most of the Jewish community, arguably, than if you placed a Neo Nazi Pride Month in Lakewood, flying the Swastika instead of the Rainbow. 

If you Truly respect all people and ALLcommunities as per your stated claim, you would have never placed and henceforth will cease an initiative in a town that reviles sexual deviance.

 Your "Diversity and Inclusion Initiative" is at best hypocritical or at worse outright malicious.  For the past three plus millennia years no group in the history of the world has been as hated, discriminated,
 murdered as the Jewish people.  Yet the four "focus areas" don't include Jews who abide by their tradition,
 because, as proven by your behavior of  placing this event in the heart of Lakewood, you clearly
 do NOT care about Jewish. While anyone who  glances around the editorial pages of the newspapers
 read by the people of our State, is cognizant that  there is what ought to be termed a cold  war being  waged against the traditional community of all persuasions, yet  might it be said that your goal  is to spread  this
 propaganda to people who do not wish it for their children?

 Parents in Lakewood of all backgrounds are very concerned with trying to raise children to follow their religion, either as we have been doing for eons. Ocean County's library is possibly a subtly anti-Semitic move trying to uproot thousands of years of religious tradition. Presuming  Parents and families do have Rights Furthermore since parents are worried that about the filth that their children will see at the library, you are lessening the educational and learning availability of the Jewish community for use of the library.  Ipso by promoting the Pride month you are making a UNWELCOMING environment to the Jewish community in the
 Lakewood library".

 We kindly therefore suggest you remove religion from your stated goals or  amend it to read "We are a multicultural and inclusive institution dedicated to providing a welcoming environment to all regardless of age, class, gender, ethnicity, mental or physical ability, race, religion- except for religions such as Judaism-, sexual orientation or political affiliation."

Alert re: Fantastic plastic products

We tried their plastic bags.
We tried their plastic disposable table cloths.

It's worse than poor quality.

Save your money, don't use their inferior products.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Rav Muzafi re: Shiduchim crisis

הרב מוצפי - מי שמציג תמונה של בחורה בשידוכים הילדים ייצאו חצופים

הרב מוצפי נשאל בימים האחרונים: "אני בת 31 חרדית בשידוכים, בתקופה האחרונה מציעים בחורים שדורשים תמונה לפני פגישה, נמנעת מלשלוח מטעמי צניעות ונפסלת כך ההצעה, אנשים מהצד אומרים שזה מותר ועושה טעות. האם נכון?".

הרב מוצפי השיב: "זו עזות מצח גמורה. חוצפה וחוסר צניעות. נורא ואיום, ממש דרכי סדום ועמורה. זה לא יהודי לבחור שידוך לפי איך שהיא נראית, וכך יוצאים ילדים חצופים".
  Gershon Gold said...
I stood firm and did not give any pictures of my daughter. My daughter is B'H married and all the boys that requested pictures are still single.

New Jersey Leaving Scene of Accident and Failure to Report, Car Accident

d)The driver of any vehicle which knowingly collides with or is knowingly involved in an accident with any vehicle or other property which is unattended resulting in any damage to such vehicle or other property shall immediately stop and shall then and there locate and notify the operator or owner of such vehicle or other property of the name and address of the driver and owner of the vehicle striking the unattended vehicle or other property or, in the event an unattended vehicle is struck and the driver or owner thereof cannot be immediately located, shall attach securely in a conspicuous place in or on such vehicle a written notice giving the name and address of the driver and owner of the vehicle doing the striking or, in the event other property is struck and the owner thereof cannot be immediately located, shall notify the nearest office of the local police department or of the county police of the county or of the State Police and in addition shall notify the owner of the property as soon as the owner can be identified and located. Any person who violates this subsection shall be punished as provided in subsection (b) of this section.

"אל תחשוש ממה שאנשים אחרים חושבים אודותייך. הם עסוקים במחשבות על מה שאתה חושב עליהם."