Category Archives: Chodosh


CHODOSH BULLETIN-24 JUL 12 From the Guide to Chodosh-Y. Herman PROGRESS OF THE HARVEST OF THE CHODOSH CROPS-UPDATE The US Department of Agriculture ( USDA) releases their weekly report on crop progress on Monday of each week. The following are the revised Chodosh starting dates based on the latest USDA report of 24 Jul 12. read more »

Chodosh Bulletin from Rabbi Y. Herman – July 17, 2012

PROGRESS OF THE HARVEST OF THE CHODOSH CROPS-UPDATE The US Department of Agriculture ( USDA) releases their weekly report on crop progress on Monday of each week. The latest report indicates that the harvest of oats is well on the way. Our estimated oats packing cutoff date for oats is Jul 21, one week earlier read more »

Chodosh Update Pertaining to General Mills Cereals

4 Adar 5772 February 27, 2012 The O-U has determined that wheat starch where listed in the ingredients of  Cheerios cereals does not pose any Chodosh problems. Therefore, all Cheerios cereals that contains oats or oats plus wheat starch (but no other wheat ingredients, and no malt) have a Chodosh date of March 7 ’13. read more »

Another Article on Chodosh – Rabbi Yehuda Spitz

13 Shevat 5772 February 6, 2012 For as long as I receive requests, I will try to accommodate and it appears the general unfamiliarity regarding chodosh/yoshon has prompted discussion and a desire to learn more and understand. The articles posted may provide a wealth of knowledge, but ultimately, one is urged to consult with one’s read more »

Chief Rabbinate Alert 010 – Revised General Mills Information

13 Shevat 5772 February 6, 2012 Following the OU’s release of a letter last week amending chodosh dates for certain General Mills cereals sold in Israel under the Nestle name, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel has followed suit, releasing an update to alert mashgichim around the country of the status. Click here to see Alert read more »

Chodosh Article from Rabbi Yehuda Baum

12 Shevat 5772 February 5, 2012 There have been many requests to post a Halachic response regarding the laws of chodosh/yoshon. Baruch Hashem, Rabbi Yehuda Baum has agreed to permit me to publicize and excerpt from his unpublished kashrus book towards enlightening readers as to some of the laws pertaining to this issue. Click on read more »

Israel Chodosh Concerns

Tuesday, 7 Shevat 5772 January 31, 2012 As reported in Chief Rabbinate of Israel Kashrus Enforcement Division update number 008 (2 Shevat 5772/January 26, 2012), there are boxes of American cereals from General Mills that are chodosh. The boxes are sold under the “Nestle” name, with a hashgacha on the box from the USA from read more »

Seeking to Untangle the Chodosh Web

23 Adar II 5771 March 29, 2011 Following the recent JKN posting of an article which clearly pointed out contradictions regarding the chodosh status of certain products available for sale in Israel, the number of requests for clarification continues to grow, prompting this attempt to clear the air if you will. It should be understood that read more »

Chodosh Update

16 Adar 2 5771 March 22, 2011 JKN makes no attempt to explain the discrepancies regarding chodosh reports from various sources, as explained below. Readers are advised to consult with their rabbonim as how to act. From Yoseph Herman’s Chodosh Bulletin dated March 21, 2011 LATE BREAKING BULLETIN: CHEERIOS AND OTHER GENERAL MILLS CEREALS: As read more »

Chodosh Updates

20 Adar I 5771 February 24, 2011 HARAV HAGAON ELYASHIV SHLITA RETRACTS P’SAK ON BRAN On Dec 21 we announced that we had received a p’sak from HaRav Elyashiv that stated that wheat bran and oat bran have no problem of Chodosh, even if they come from Chodosh grain. It turns out that the p’sak read more »