Author Archives: JKN Israel

Update on Zol B’Gadol (Machane Yehuda)

Baruch Hashem there is now a proper teudat hechsher in place for the supermarket’s produce section. We are referring to the new supmarket that opened on Yaffo Street at Machane Yehuda, across the Street from Beit Knesset Zoharei Chama (Sundial Shul). The hashgacha is that of Rabbi Yosef Efrati. Reminder: As is usually the case, read more »

Final Chodosh Guide 16-17 (Final2)

17 Kislev 5777 Motzei Shabbos Attached it a PDF file containing the latest chodesh guide released by the expert, Rabbi Yoseph Herman. Final Guide 16-17 Final2

Zol B’Gadol (זול בגדול)

14 Kislev 5777 A new supermarket opened this week on Yaffo Street directly adjacent to Machane Yehuda. It is on the shuk side of the street, opposite Beit Knesset Zoharei Chama (Sun Dial Shul). I did not get a photo of the store sign but here is one of the bag. The point of this read more »

“Yerakot Ali’im” (ירקות עלים)

13 Kislev 5777 December 13, 2016 Badatz Machzikei Hadas (Belz) announces today that ‘gush katif’ “Yerakot Ali’im” (ירקות עלים) under the brand name Yud. Sin. Yerakot Eilim are using the Belz hashgacha without authorization and the badatz does not provide supervision for this product. A The badatz has made numerous attempts but the company has read more »

Notice from KFI

Friday, 2 Tammuz 5775 June 19, 2015     The following notice was released by KFI: Sheyan and Keyara restaurants are currently revising their Kashrus standards. Therefore, temporarily, KFI has stopped its verification of these restaurants. We will notify the public when the situation allows us to restart our verification.

KFI Restaurant Report: Lecham & Basar (Meat and Eat)

20 Sivan 5775 June 7, 2015 The PDF document is a report submitted by KFI (Kosher Food Information for the English-speaking community in Israel) pertaining to the Lechem & Basar Restaurant located in Jerusalem. The meat restaurant is under the supervision of Badatz Yoreh Deah, Rabbi Shlomo Machpud. kfi Report lechem basar  

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »