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R' Dovid Feinstein rules that chalav stam in the US is permissible me'ikar hadin year-round, so it is not comparable to pas palter and one need not be strict to the same degree of pas palter. However, he does maintain that chalav Yisrael is ideal, so it seems like he might consider it a reasonable optional practice to undertake during the aseres y'mei ...


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I think some are missing the point of this question. Let's take a product like apple juice. The Talmud never talks about the laws of kosher apple juice, so today kosher certifiers will go into an apple juice factory, figure out what are the odds that the equipment or ingredients have anything non-kosher in them, and certify accordingly. Easy enough. If you ...


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This is a fairly broad question, but basically it takes a good deal of scholarship. (And people who like to pick whatever snippets from Jewish sources that suits them, and post them online in all caps, aren't often so good at this.) We do not have the power to overturn rabbinic law that was codified into the Talmud, however we can clarify the nature of ...


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For Europe in general, from http://www.koshergermany.com/travellersguide.html : Milk and Milk Products: In most European countries no "Cholov Yisroel" or its derivatives are available. Those who care should take with them from Israel long-life milk and hard cheese. The following advises are meant for those who use non-Jewish milk (trefa-milk does not ...


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Looking at http://www.kashrut.com/consumer/dairy/Cholov_Yisrael.pdf (which now that I discovered it, looks very useful in general), I searched for "powder". I got: Haddar 27090 Milk Powder After reading the corrections towards the end I'm confused about these 3: Bluegrass Dairy & Food #21-208 BDF0032 SK Whole Milk Powder Bluegrass Dairy & Food ...


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First and foremost, if this is for someone who needs liquid nutrition, you must check with a nutritionist before trying something different. Saving a life trumps kashrut. Additionally, many rabbis who normally require chalav yisrael will allow non-chalav-yisrael for someone seriously sick (even if not life-threateningly so). Or as the TV ads say, "ask ...


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R. Moshe Feinstein and others held that it was an added stringency, which I believe is the generally accepted position. Normally a rabbinic prohibition still applies even when the reason doesn't, but there are many reasons here to be lenient. You can see a long discussion of the different views by R. Jachter: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3


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I do not think every question requires an answer. however this author obviously did not pay attention to Harav Moshe Zatzal's reasoning. The simple reason why HaRav Moshe allowed this was due to the severe financial penalties a company would incur if they lied and passed off something else as cows milk.


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I believe that this Gemara AZ 70., Rambam Ahavah, MA 12,21, and SA, YD 128,3 should be a starting point for anyone who wishes to investigate this she'ailah from original sources. From these sources you can see that a webcam would at least be enough to create a situation of fear (looking over the shoulder) on the part of the gentile regarding anything that ...


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Here are links where you can purchase Cholov Yisroel powdered milk. https://www.rocklandkosher.com/c-682-Milk-Powder.aspx http://www.kosheronweb.com/store/review/product/list/id/5772/ https://glattmart.rapidorders.com/order.php?todaySp=&itemDetailId=96582&todaySp=&referer=products.php?cId=21355&PHPSESSID=c74fbbdcaf515320497427373690d2ef


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Barry, you should speak to your Rav about this. There are a number of mitigating factors: That it is powdered (see yydl above) That it is for refuah The reason why your family keeps chalav Yisrael (not only that it may only be a chumra for you, but also whether your son is required to keep your chumra) The age of the child Also, most who keep CY as a ...


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Per Ohr Yisroel 20:186 this is indeed a problem and it would be inappropriate to drink such milk if one is Makpid on Chalav Yisroel.


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See here footnote 38, which discusses the OU policy about countries that at least have the regulation, even though they don't have government inspection. (Basically the OU will allow it if they find the company to be in fear of the government). This ends up including China, Poland, Lithuania, and Ukraine. However, I have heard from someone in the Kashrus ...


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Rav Moshe Feinstein's p'sak was only for U.S.A. and Canada. Being that there was (and still is!) much controversy surrounding his p'sak, and due to the fact that it involves a complex discussion, I have heard from some of his students that it only applies to where he said so.


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In Yalkut Yoesf Yoreh Deah 81:9 seems relevant: גוי החולב חלב מעדר שיש שם רק בהמות טהורות, אף שאין בעדר בהמה טמאה, יש לאסור את החלב כל שאין הישראל רואהו, או שאינו נכנס ויוצא באמצע החליבה. ואם הישראל יושב בחוץ לשמור על הגוי החולב שלא יביא חלב טמא ממקום אחר, מותר, ובלבד שיראה את כלי החליבה לפני החליבה שיהיו נקיים. A non-jew who milks ...


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According to Hirhurim, quoting the OU (http://torahmusings.com/2010/12/update-on-cholov-stam/) the milk itself is tested before it can be packaged and marketed. "Even one pail of milk from other species intermingled in a silo sample of cow milk would show up in the results and indicate that the milk is not pure cow milk." Additionally, milk in each ...


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I was going to write a long answer, but this article really sums it up well. The bottom line is that there are different opinions about the acceptability of such milk, no matter how certain you are that it is pure unadulterated cows milk. Going further from the article, in today's day we can know just as certainly that Cheese is made with Microbial Rennet, ...


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I listened to this shiur and a questioner (about half way through) asks almost exactly the same question (without referencing or meaning מענה לאגרות, and directly from the Mechaber). To explain the answer, basically Rav Reisman explains two points. 1) R. Moshe holds, not like the Pri Chodosh and others, that Cholov Yisroel is a Takkanah and the estimation ...


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How can anyone quote R' Moshe without looking at all of his Teshuvos (Igros Moshe YD 1:47-49, 2:31, 35, YD4:5) - and placing them into context?! He wrote a few Teshuvos a few years after each other, where he very clearly demonstrated that as Chalav Yisrael became more prevalent, the 'hetter for Chalav Stam' became less relevant, and more for extenuating ...



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