Category Archives: General Interest

Going to a Hotel for Shabbos/Yomtov

The following is a summation of an article published a few weeks ago by Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Shlita. For those unfamiliar with the rav, in addition to being a Chief Rabbi, he is active in kashrus in Israel and familiar with many aspects of kashrus. He is also a member read more »

Alert Pertaining to Peppers from Rabbi Moshe Vaye

In a kashrus alert pertaining to peppers dated Kislev 5777, Rabbi Moshe Vaye reports that all bell peppers of all colors must be inspected for thrips. Rabbi Vaye explains it is difficult to distinguish them because of the build of a pepper, hence he recommends removing the stem with the top of the pepper and read more »

Eida Chareidis Update Ahead of Lag B’Omer

14 Iyar 5774 May 14, 2014 The Eida Chareidis announces only those places listed in the announcement below are under its supervision in northern Israel. The announcement is released ahead of the anticipated large number of visitors who will be heading to Meron to the Kever Rashbi for Lag B’Omer.        

Updated Restaurant List from Badatz Mehadrin

8 Iyar 5774 May 8, 2014 The following PDF document contains an updated list of restaurants and caterers under the supervision of Badatz Mehadrin, Rabbi Avraham Rubin Shlita     Badatz Mehadrin restaurant list – May 7, 2014

Eida Chareidis Warning/Clarification

9 Nissan 5774 April 9, 2014 The following information appears on page 60 of the Badatz Eida Chareidis 5774 Guide. JKN ADDS: Based on the volume of calls and emails I receive annually, I strongly urge readers to read this carefully and understand the words. It is quite clear and leaves no room for ambiguity. read more »

Croutons, Soup, Salad and Shabbos

9 Nissan 5774 April 9, 2014 The information below is taken from the Badatz Eida Chareidis 5774 Guide. Opinions expressed in the article are those of the badatz unless stated otherwise. In Israel there are different kinds of croutons sold commercially, croutons for soup and croutons for salad. Other than taste preference and price, what read more »

Saccharin and Shabbos

9 Nissan 5774 April 9, 2014 According to the Badatz Eida Chareidis, which gives a hashgacha on the artificial sweetener saccharin, not all of the ingredients in the sweetener are cooked. Therefore the badatz instructs us to only use saccharin tablets, powder and liquid on Shabbos via a ‘klei shlishi’. There is a limited run read more »

A Note About Glass Bottles from the Eida Chareidis

9 Nissim 5774 April 9, 2014 There is only one company which manufactures glass bottles in Israel, and unfortunately, it is not shomer Shabbos and to date it has refused all efforts to persuade closing on Shabbos. The badatz therefore does its utmost to have the companies that it certifies not to use these bottles, read more »

A Note Regarding Soltam Pots, Hagalah & More

9 Nissim 5774 April 9, 2014 The following information is taken from the Badatz Eida Chareidis 5774 Guide and the opinion expressed is that of the hashgacha. The Eida Chareidis is of the opinion that new pots require ‘hagalah’ before use with the exception of pots that say they were kashered by the hashgacha. The read more »

Special Shabbos Hagadol Halachos of Pesach Q&A Session

8 Nissan 5774 April 8, 2014 Yeshivas Netzach Yisroel & OU Kosher invite the community to a special Question/Answer session with Rabbi Y. Dov Krakowski, Rav Hamachshir OU Kosher in Israel. All you wanted to ask and know about Pesach Kashrut At Yeshivas Netzach Yisroel Ramban St corner of Ibn Ezra Rechavia 4:00 pm Shabbos read more »