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Rav Wolff on Dairy Product Supervision

RAV WOLFF ON DAIRY PRODUCT SUPERVISION

  Rav Eliezer Wolff of Amsterdam, a member of the European Badatz Igud Rabbonim, recently wrote an article Les fromages et produits dérivés casher (in French) on kashrut issues with regard to milk and other dairy products. He mentions the disagreement regarding whether all milk needs rabbinic supervision (“chalav yisrael”) or whether government supervision is sufficient. The most well-known opinion regarding this is that of Rav Moshe Feinstein who considers a government entity (such as the US’s Food and Drug Administration) equivalent to a shomer. For those who follow an opinion that supervision is required (or who live in a place

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A classic Jewish dish becomes not Kosher

Carciofo Alla Giudecca is a staple dish for centuries the very old Jewish custom from the Romans. A few months ago the Israeli Rabbinate banned this version of cooking the artichoke in Israel, from restaurants and home tables and saying because it is unkosher.   The inevitable problem is that small worms or parasites present in the vegetable are harder to find, remove, making the artichoke not kosher.   The Artichoke recipe requires a removal of the hard parts in the artichoke, cleaning with lemon and water and the frying as you can see.    How to Prepare The Carciofo

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Passover food has been assimilated?

We all occasionally see non-Jewish friends who are buying and eating Matzah, either to go on a diet or because they just like the simple flavor. During the Cristian Easter “millions of non-Jewish Dutch eat matzah as part of a nationwide tradition that testifies to centuries of Jewish influence on the general population.” It is actually considered a favorite bread for breakfast for the Dutch. Jews were well integrated in society before World War II and and after, some believe other traditions like sufganiot in the winter holiday season is also celebrated by christians, for the same reason. Source: https://forward.com/news/breaking-news/397086/how-matzo-became-a-household-item-for-dutch-christians/ This

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Products kosher for Passover in supermarkets 2018

Evermore options for Passover 2018 For Passover 2018, there are a lot of private labels in various retail stores all over the world. Many of such products have proper kosher certification. So, we decided to collect information for the most common certifications in various countries and from the most common supermarkets. Here are the most common supermarkets and from English speaking countries and more.

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“Ask Rabbi if Kosher” network is extended

“Is it kosher?” project started a new initiative – made it possible to ask Mashgichim about kosher products locally or around the world It started with an agreement with the Conference of European Rabbis, an experiment. We found that Rabbis who are into new technology are also more open to working with us. Together we saw that the “Is it kosher?” system is working and people ask more and more questions about the Kosher status of products. We give special thanks to Rabbi Gedaliya Koltanyuk, who supported the idea from the very start and helped a lot later. A month

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Kosher products in Trader Joe’s and Costco

Our team is never stop improving our system for searching kosher products. Just recently we have developed a dedicated website app.iskosher.com for searching kosher products worldwide. Now, we managed to collect most of kosher certified products from Trader Joe’s and Costco. Check out the following links for details: Trader Joe’s kosher products – app.iskosher.com/kosher-company/Trader_Joe’s.html Costco kosher products – app.iskosher.com/kosher-company/Costco.html

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“Is it kosher?” web app is released

Our team constantly work on improvement of “Is it kosher?” project. We receive a lot of requests to create web-based app, to help those who do not use smartphones to find kosher food. Finally, we managed to release a version of web app for “Is it kosher?” project. You can visit http://app.iskosher.com

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