A Bit of Clarity Regarding Shmitah (1)

25 Tishrei 5775 October 19, 2014 It has been some time since the website has been active but shmitah compels an awakening. I continue to receive many inquiries from perplexed consumers regarding shmitah and the terms that are unfamiliar to many, especially residents of The Diaspora. Permit me to strongly recommend attending shiurim on the read more »

Meet “The Shmitah App”

25 Tishrei 5775 October 19, 2014 B”H, once again Am Yisrael is privileged to observe the mitzvah of shemittah. Today modern day lifestyle which includes travel and importing and exporting of foods around the world compel all kosher consumers to familiarize themselves with the minimum halachos to be certain what to look out for. This read more »

Kashrus Restored to Assaf HaRofeh Hospital

15 Sivan 5774 June 13, 2014 The Chief Rabbinate of Israel announced that the hashgacha has been restored to Assaf HaRofeh Hospital following the intervention of Rabbi Avraham Yaakobson, the Chief Rabbi of Be’er Yaakov. Rabbi Yaakobson worked with hospital officials to reach an agreement by which the rabbanut’s demands for mashgiach coverage, sifting flour, read more »

Dansh Chocolate

7 Sivan 5774 June 5, 2014 The following information was taken from the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit update number 018/5774, dated today. The package shown in the photo is chocolate produced outside of Israel and has a hashgacha from Chug Chassam Sofer Bnei Brak and approval from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. The importer, read more »

Prohibited Fats in Lamb

7 Sivan 5774 June 5, 2014 The following information was taken from the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit update number 018/5774, dated today. Lamb imported to Israel from the Monte Carlo Company in Argentina has remnants of ‘cheilev’, prohibited fats, the Chief Rabbinate reports. The meat is imported by the Ma’adanei HaTalei Company. A technical read more »

Grey Goose Vodka Without Hashgacha

7 Sivan 5774 June 5, 2014 The following information was taken from the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit update number 018/5774, dated today. The Chetzi Chinam supermarket chain is selling Grey Goose Vodka imported by S.K. Spirits without a hashgacha or approval from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. The same product when imported by the read more »

Unauthorized Use of Hashgacha Logo on Vodka

7 Sivan 5774 June 5, 2014 The following information was taken from the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit update number 018/5774, dated today. Bottles of Kremlin Vodka display a hashgacha from Badatz Beit Yosef. A check with the badatz reveals the product does not have kosher supervision. In addition, the vodka is imported without approval read more »

Unauthorized Use of Hashgacha Symbols

7 Sivan 5774 June 5, 2014 The following information was taken from the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit update number 018/5774, dated today. The Amit Keilim Chad Pa’amiyim Company is using hashgacha symbols of hashgachos including Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau of Bnei Brak and the Eida Chareidis without authorization. The Netivot based company does read more »

Hashgacha of the Karaite Community

7 Sivan 5774 June 5, 2014 The following information was taken from the Chief Rabbinate Kashrus Enforcement Unit update number 018/5774, dated today. A hashgacha issued by the Karaite community was found in a butcher ship in Ashdod. The method of shechita of the Karaite community is prohibited according to Shulchan Aruch. One may view read more »

Assaf HaRofeh Hospital Does Not Have Hashgacha

7 Sivan 5775 June 5, 2014 Chief Rabbinate of Israel spokesman Ziv Maor reports on Thursday, 7 Sivan 5774, that Assaf HaRofeh Hospital does not have a valid hashgacha at present. The hospital has been operating without a rav for the past two months. At present there the hospital and food complexes operating within do read more »