Category Archives: Chodosh

Chodosh Bulletin – 6 MAR 2014

From the Guide to Chodosh-Y. Herman Chodosh telephone Hot Line 718-305-5133, email yherman@earthlink.net General Cautions Malt Problems: The Guide stated that malt or barley malt is probably Yoshon up to the purchase date of March 15. Therefore, we urge caution on items purchased after March 15. (Note that the Guide lists some hashgochos that do read more »

CHODOSH BULLETIN-Jan 19, ‘14

19 Shevat 5774 January 20, 2014 Corrections to the Guide to Chodosh (Rabbi Yoseph Herman) (Note: Each item below is preceded in parentheses with the date on which that item was written. The intent is to make it easier for you to skip items that you saw already and concentrate on the new additions.) General read more »

CHODOSH BULLETIN-DEC 29 ‘13

27 Teves 5774 December 30, 2013 Corrections to the Guide to Chodosh (Note: Each item below is preceded in parentheses with the date on which that item was written. The intent is to make it easier for you to skip items that you saw already and concentrate on the new additions.) General Cautions (revised 29 read more »

CHODOSH BULLETIN-DEC 26 ‘13

24 Teves 5774 – December 27, 2013 Corrections to the Guide to Chodosh Section 4.1 Cakes, cookies and crackers Kemach oatmeal cookies have a Chodosh code of 12 10 14. Section 5.1 Noodles and Pasta Gefen noodle and pasta products are Yoshon under the hashgocho of the O-U only for those package where there is read more »

5774 – 2014 Chodosh Guide

30 Kislev 5774 December 3, 2013 The following excerpt is Chapter 14 (page 74) of the annual Chodosh Guide released by Rabbi Yoseph Herman, addressing “Israel”. Words that are in “bold” or “italics” are emphasized by Rabbi Herman, not JKN. For readers in Israel, this is the information you need regarding product codes to determine read more »

Chodosh Guide

4 Tishrei 5774 September 8, 2013 The first edition of this year’s chodosh guide produce by Rabbi Yoseph Herman is available in PDF format by clicking on the hyperlink below. Prelim Chodosh 5774 Information pertaining to Israel begins on page 39.

Chodosh Bulletin- 13 Aug 13

8 Elul 5773 August 14, 2013 START OF THE CHODOSH SEASON According to this week’s report from the US Department of Agriculture, the delayed start of the harvest of the Chodosh crops is finally in full swing. Based on these reports, I will recommend the following cutoffs for the forthcoming Chodosh season: Freshly baked items read more »

Chodosh Update from Rabbi Yoseph Herman

25 Menachem Av 5773 August 1, 2013 As of 31 Jul 13 The tentative Chodosh starting dates are Aug 2 for oats and Aug 16 for spring wheat and barley. These are PACKING dates, items packed on or after this date may be Chodosh. These dates are about 1 week later than usual, reflecting the read more »

Chodosh Update from Rabbi Yoseph Herman

The first traces of the start of the  Chodosh oats harvest have been issued by the US Dep’t of Agriculture. My early estimate is that the oats could be a problem of Chodosh as early as the packing date of Jul 26, wheat as early as Aug 9 (these were the dates last year). When read more »

Chodosh Update from R’ Herman

The following Chodosh update was published by Rabbi Yoseph Herman, dated February 1, 2013. The continuing guidelines on purchase of Cheerios in Israel, as well as elsewhere, is the same as was formulated by the O-U and was printed in the Guide. Namely, wheat and wheat starch listed in the ingredients are Yoshon. If WHEAT read more »