Morano Nuts on Agrippas Street [2]

27 Tishrei 5770
October 15, 2009

morano-shuk-agrippas-st-store-signs2JKN last month reported on Morano nuts and sweets on the corner of Agrippas Street and Machane Yehuda street in “The Shuk” at which time I explained the hechsher from the Belz Badatz does not cover anything but the dried fruits and nuts, but the sign does not explain.

This continues to present a major kashrut pitfall, as many a post-high school yeshiva and seminary student buys the sweets, believing they are mehadrin, while some are and many are not. (This is not to say the items do not have a hechsher from reputable kashrut firms). Many visitors from abroad also frequent the sweet section of the store, and others like it.

candy-gum-drops1

Rabbi Zigelman, the Belz rabbi responsible for the area promised he would take corrective action, to have a sign posted that resembled the store’s second hechsher, Badatz Beit Yosef, which specifically states the hechsher is for dried fruits and nuts only.

I visited again after Simchat Torah and was disappointed to find nothing has changed. I spoke with R’ Zigelman again on Thursday, October 15th, expressing my frustration, explaining by adding a modified certificate or explanation, his kashrut organization can prevent many people from eating something they may not wish to buy, if only they knew the status of the candies. In short, many buyers believe the Belz mehadrin hechsher covers the entire store, including the sweets, and this is simply not the case.

He promised corrective action would be taken in the coming days.

Belz Hechsher

Belz Hechsher

Badatz Beit Yosef

Badatz Beit Yosef

One comment

  • yossi
    October 28, 2009 - 12:29 | Permalink

    hi
    i was there on tuesday in the store there is a new kosher certificate frome the badazt belz that only the nuts & dryed fruits are under this hechesher.

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