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The OU uses a system where they remotely light an oven in order for the product to be Bishul Yisrael. From the OU website Rabbi Yehuda Shain has recently developed an ingenious system whereby the mashgiach can monitor the production from an off-site location. By installing a special device, it is possible to turn the oven on and off through the ...


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Only one refrigerator is needed in any Kosher kitchen. Meat and Dairy can be stored in the same refrigerator. See also here.


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Practically speaking, no food is ever placed directly on the oven rack save for bread to be warmed or toasted. As such one can rely on Rabbi Moshe Feinstein who says in his Igros Moshe Yoreh Deah 3 siman 24 that toasters don't need tevila being that you are not cooking or preparing the bread, but rather just drying it. And while its true that this drying is ...


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Unlike typical food certification, there is nothing exceptionally special about the Star-K certification of appliances. They look at the specifications and functions, and apply their Poskim's understanding of the application of Halacha. The non-certified one can be shown to any Rabbi competent in that area and he can decide if the mode has any issues you ...


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According to the 2014 OU Jewish Action Passover Guide on page 14 under "Libun (Burning)" On Line THE KASHERING PRIMER – PASSOVER 2014 A self-clean cycle of an oven(approx 850 degrees F) also qualifies as libun I have done it but it can also mess up some utensils. I was also been given this advice by the Baltitimore star-k, when I called the office.


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So the issue is two fold: Do the contents of the pod forbid equipment, and does the process of brewing the coffee create an issue. I have spoken with a Rabbi who is active in Kosher certification about this issue in the past. He was machmir about it (especially in my context where the hot chocolate wouldn't be Cholov Yisroel, so there was no question of the ...


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This is from the crcweb questions to Rav Belsky: Remote Lighting & Timers Submitted by: Rabbi Eli Gersten Some factories are located in remote areas and it is difficult for Mashgichim to visit frequently or on short notice. If such a factory requires bishul Yisroel, it may be impossible to send a Mashgiach every time the boiler ...


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See here The Mishna (Brachos 9:2) writes that one recites a bracha upon hearing good news, building a new house or buying new items. The Shulchan Aruch (OC 223:6) and Mishna Berura (223:13) explain that this only applies to items that are important and one is particularly happy about acquiring. This applies equally to used items (Shulchan Aruch OC ...


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I checked with my LOR tonight about the tea urn and he said that while it would be good if no chametz has touched it during the year (and it was kept away from where there is chametz), it would be better to have a different urn for Pesach. The main reason is that it is quite easy for chametz to have gotten on the urn sometime during the year. I asked my LOR ...


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See this other Mi Yodea Question which cites a source that municipal tap water could be used to fill up a mikvah. The reason for this is, pipes are not considered to be keilim. Normative practice has become to build mikvaot with many stringencies, but the basic fact that a pipe does not have a "beit kibel" (receptacle) and therefore, is not a kli, is ...


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You can remove the battery and than there is no issue. here is the way to do it. US wont tell you but i found this on a Australia website http://www.sodastream.com.au/auretail/images/FAQ/SourceBatteryChangeDoc.pdf



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