Monthly Archives: June 2011

cRc Kosher Liquor List

27 Sivan 5771 June 29, 2011 In response to a growing number of email requests, I am providing a link to the cRc (Chicago Rabbinical Council) Kosher Liquor List.

Bogus “Yesh” Grape Juice Kashrus Alert

25 Sivan 5711 June 27, 2011 The Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrut Enforcement Division in its latest alert (24 Sivan 5711/June 26, 2011) issues a warning pertaining to grape juice sold under the “Yesh” label bearing a hashgacha from Chug Chatam Sofer Bnei Brak and the  OU (for Pesach).

KWL Website is Updated

25 Sivan 5711 June 27, 2011 The “Kosher Whiskey & Liquor” website operated by Rabbi Shmuel Semelman has been updated, providing additional information pertaining to hard drinks. The latest list of kosher and non-kosher alcohol in English may be found at

Updates from Badatz Beit Yosef

25 Sivan 5711 June 27, 2011 The following are now under the hashgacha of Badatz Beit Yosef 1. Bolnat Pizza (dairy/fish) HaBanim Mall, Tiveria, 050-752-3127 2. Pizza Kimat Chinam (dairy/fish) 3 Rashi Street, Kiryat Malachi, 052-396-0626 3. Blecker Bakery & Café (dairy/fish) 17 Yitzchak Rabin, Petach Tikvah, 03-923-4000 4. Shwarma and Grill Restaurant (meat) 15 Moreshet Yisrael, Be’er Center, read more »

Instant Sofer Courses

25 Sivan 5711 June 27, 2011 There have been a number of signs luring Avreichim who are looking for an additional source of income, offering courses which claim they will train students to become a certified and qualified sofer, who will be able to sell mezuzoth tefillin and articles of STaM, in a short period read more »

Next Shuk Walking Tour

12 Sivan 5771 June 14, 2011 The next shuk walking tour in Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda Shuk will be held G-d willing on Monday, 18 Sivan (June 20th) at 9:30am. As a reminder, the event can last from 90 minutes to two hours depending on the involvement of the group. I am available for the duration, read more »

Kashrus Updates from Badatz Beit Yosef

12 Sivan 5771 June 14, 2011   The following are now under the hashgacha of Badatz Beit Yosef 1. London Pizza (dairy/fish) 15 HaHagana Street, Petach Tikvah 2. Café B’Givah (dairy/fish) 1 Eit, Kfar Saba (09-765-3011) 3. Atara Meat Dept – Rami Levi Mehadrin, Kanfei Nesharim St. Jerusalem The following are no longer under the Badatz’s hashgacha 1. Zeitim read more »

Update Regarding Summer Fruits

7 Sivan 5771 June 9, 2011 On May 24th, JKN published an article addressing summer fruits, quoting a Kosharot organization bulletin. JKN has since learned that Tnuva has limited its activities regarding fruits and vegetables, and while generally speaking, marketing is accomplished via packaging houses with a valid hechsher, Tnuva’s Rabbinate clarifies that Rabbi Ze’ev read more »

Café Rimon Meat Now Under the OU-Israel

3 Sivan 5771 June 5, 2011 The Café Rimon meat restaurant, located on Jerusalem’s Luntz Street, is now under the hashgacha of OU-Israel. The dairy side of the restaurant, which is now closed for renovations, remains under Badatz Chug Chatam Sofer Petach Tikvah.