KFI

KFI Report on Keyara Restaurant

15 Shevat 5775 February 4, 2015 Keyara 8 Ramban Street Jerusalem, Israel 02-566-3271 Keyara has raised its Kashrus standards to conform with American standards. Hashgacha is under Agudas Yisroel (they take the responsibility for the Kashrus, not us.) Bishul Yisroel for Ashkenazim: a Shomer Shabbos will light all the fires daily. For Sefardim, all cooking read more »

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KFI Report on Sheyan Restaurant

15 Shevat 5775 February 4, 2015   Sheyan 8 Ramban Street Jerusalem, Israel 02-566-1995 Sheyan has raised its Kashrus standards to conform with American standards. Hashgacha is under Agudas Yisroel (they take the responsibility for the Kashrus, not us.) Bishul Yisroel for Ashkenazim: a Shomer Shabbos will put on all the fires daily. For the read more »

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KFI Kashrus System Guidelines

13 Shevat 5775 February 2, 2015     This posting contains the standards set forth by KFI for the restaurants that wish to work with the volunteer kashrus audit organization as detailed by the KFI rabbonim.       Our Kashrus system guidelines:  Storage units for sensitive ingredients (e.g. fridges/freezers which contain fish and/or meat) read more »

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Meet KFI (Kosher Food Information for the English Speaking Community in Israel)

9 Shevat 5775 January 29, 2015 KFI: Who We Are: KFI is a not-for-profit organization founded by a group of English-speaking Rabbanim concerned about the lack of uniform standards amongst the kashrus organizations in Yerushalayim. They seek to establish a minimum Mehadrin standard, as well as spread greater awareness of kashrus (and potential kashrus issues). read more »

Sofer Training – Warning for Innocent Future Soferim

3 Marcheshvan 5775 October 27, 2014 By Rabbi Moshe Flumenbaum In a time when many young yeshiva and kollel men are looking to earn money they consider their options, most prefer an option which would keep them in a Torah environment. One popular option is becoming a sofer. In reality learning to be a certified read more »

Not All Soferim are Alike

In many ways Soferim are like physicians. There are many types and many subspecialties among medical physicians. The same is true for Soferim. A Sofer is a generic description of a halachic functional, who is been trained in a particular defined area of technical practical halachah. In general, the Sofer is someone who was trained read more »

Updated Kosher Liquor List Websites

27 Tishrei 5774 October 21, 2014   Rabbi Shmuel Semelmn, who has been working in kashrus for many years, has become a known authority for many regarding the kashrus of whiskies and liqueurs. His websites have been updated and are now offering information in three languages. English site: Hebrew site: French site:

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 »