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The manure is completely broken down and absorbed by the soil. An analogy can be made using the difference between honey and milk. Manure is actually that which is rejected by the non-kosher animal. It is not created in the animal's body. As a result, it is considered as external chemical that have been separated from the food that the animal ate, broken ...


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Even people who care about kashrut sometimes find it challenging to manage. Asking someone who is not invested in it to maintain a kosher kitchen is, I suspect, very unlikely to work out, no matter how much good will the people start with. In my marriage we have different opinions about kashrut, and what we decided was that, since I care more, I own the ...


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From The Chicago Rabbinical Council website A general rule in kashrus is that any item which is flavored requires kosher certification whether the flavor is labeled as natural or artificial, and flavored coffee is no exception to the rule. And from the Star-K -The Kashrus of Coffee Flavors are complex chemical products which contain various ...


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Often, (unless the hotel is at 100% capacity), arriving guests are given a room that was not occupied the previous night. It's highly unusual that anyone would cook food inside the carafe. Even if they did, if it hasn't been used in 24 hours, any leftover taste is considered to damage food/drink, and is thus permitted. Yoreh Deah 122 teaches the rule of ...


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From the Star K website: Coffeemaker in Room -Many hotel rooms provide a coffeemaker and kosher coffee; however, it is suggested that one should not use the coffeemaker. Although most people who stay in hotels do not pack food to heat up in the carafe (this is generally a kosher traveler phenomenon), it is still possible that it was used for ...


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That answer has follow-up comments discussing exactly your question. The answerer is assuming that the Halachah under discussion (not to recite a Berachah on "forbidden" foods) is worded carefully by the Shulhan 'Aruch and relates not only to foods that have an inherent Kashruth problem, but also to foods that a person has forbidden to himself or someone ...


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Glatt and Chalak have different stringencies and leniencies relative to the other. From kosherpoint.com: Not all sirchot are equal. There are certain areas of the lung, where a sircha will not make the animal treif. However, there are differing opinions as to the extent of these areas. The Sephardi view (following the Beit Yosef) is more lenient – ...


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What makes taking a field trip 'kosher'? The questions that need to be asked are: What makes a movie ossur? I am not aware of any issur pertaining to the device or the concept, at least not in any mainstream halachic texts. Yes, I am aware that one can find a source for just about anything, but that doesn't make it binding or accepted (no, one's Rebba, or ...


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No, the government does not ensure that terumot and maasrot are taken. Stands with a teudah are ensured by the Rabbanut. I read in a guide for Anglos in Israel that in a case such as this where there is a doubt if the produce had been tithed, the tithes should be separated (again) without the accompanying blessings. As for tasting food at a shuk, I've ...


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Unflavored coffee is a fruit according to halacha, like any fruit outside of israel it does not require a hechsher ( I believe that coffee is not being grown in Israel, but if it were, it would need a hechsher for orlah, shmittah, trumah etc). However flavoring has many ingredients, a chemist for the OU Rebbetzin Leff told me coffee flavor has over 200 ...


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If something is not Bishul Yisroel but needs to be it is not Kosher, and Kashering is required. I am not aware of any opinion that says that Pas Yisroel requires Kashering, even those who, based on the Arizal, are very strict about it. Assuming the non-Cholov Yisroel here is what is popularly called "Cholov Stam" - that is standard supermarket available ...


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You should check that the Kashrus certificate is available and not expired, each time you go. Many of the kashrus agencies now have signature stamps AND holographic stickers on them to ensure that it's not a photocopy. For example, see information about Badatz Beit Yosef with a picture of one of their teudot kashrut.



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