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I wrote to Dr. Ari Greenspan and R' Dr. Ari Zivotofky, who have hosted "Mesora Dinners," serving foods with interesting Halachic statuses, in various places. As far as they know, there are no kosher restaurants that include locusts on their menus. When they held the Mesora Dinners in the United States, the menu did not include actual locusts; they just got ...


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I spoke to Wrigley's which actually makes Starburst and consumer info lady said "it's not kosher but every thing in it is kosher" I laughed inside My next obvious question was what does she know about the gelatin? Her answer was "it's beef derived " So not kosher but actully treif big time


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Blockquote I am not an expert in hares and hyraxes but the camel's issue is foot related but the others are cud related. I think the hare has 2 types of poop. One which it re-eats and the final form. Presumably the hyrax does the same thing with barf. We need the other 2 to say that these activities don't count as cud chewing. i'm upvoting your answer ...


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If you got meat oil on the bottle it could become "a fleishig bottle", or b'cheskas fleishig, under some circumstances. Though eating something pareve from a meat dish never requires you to wait 6 hours. so if you later drank water from it, you would not have to wait. the only issue would be whether or not you could put milk in it and drink from it. Even ...


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There appears to be a difference of opinion between contemporary authorities regarding whether and how a Jew's triggering the cooking process using some indirect electronic means grants the resulting food "cooked by a Jew" (bishul Yisrael) status. Here are some pertinent opinions that I found online, which may not be representative of the full gamut of ...


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I am not an expert in hares and hyraxes but the camel's issue is foot related but the others are cud related. I think the hare has 2 types of poop. One which it re-eats and the final form. Presumably the hyrax does the same thing with barf. We need the other 2 to say that these activities don't count as cud chewing.


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Even being a minority shareholder in a corporation does not necessarily imply that the laws of ownership do not apply. Some authorities (e.g. the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch) do not even allow depositing money in a bank with minority Jewish ownership because of the concerns of ribith (usury). (Even those who are lenient in such a case [e.g. the Shoel U'Meishiv] ...


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According to the cRc site: "Cranberries - Fresh do not require kosher certification. Dried require a reliable kosher certification. " The Star-K says that fresh produce bought in a supermarket poses no problem. Chabad.org writes, "Fresh, unprocessed fruits and vegetables, however, do not require certification. " Page 92 of the OU Passover guide (from ...


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Dose of Halacha goes through the various opinions of toiletries that contain alcohol over Pesach. He explains why it isn't a problem. R’ Ovadia Yosef (Yalkut Yosef 447:2) permits using products that contain denatured alcohol on Pesach. R’ Chaim Elazar Shapira (Minchas Elazar 5:37) writes that while people are particular, once alcohol has been denatured, ...


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If it's kitniyos then it's definitely not customarily kosher-for-passover for Ashkenazi Jews who refrain from eating kitniyos on Passover. However, even those who do eat kitniyos on Passover generally only do so with a reliable kosher-for-passover certification since there's generally not assumed to be any guarantee otherwise that there are no chametz ...


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Rabbi Asher Lopatin - when he was still in Chicago before moving to YCT - created a Community Standard of Kashrut for his Orthodox Synagogue. It can be seen at http://images.shulcloud.com/626/uploads/community-standards-of-kashrut.pdf In it he states: The Triangle K was added to the not-acceptable category. I really tried on this one, but I cannot ...



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