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The certification is apparently from the Chief Rabbi of Austria, Rabbi Dr. Paul Chaim Eisenberg. (Trail of evidence is from the company web site to the certificate to the profile) I guess the KA stands for Kosher Austria.


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I don't have the full answer, but here's a piece of it. Simla Chadasha writes (18:12) that on erev Yom Kippur, when everyone comes with their kapparos, and if the knife would be checked after every שחיטה (like it should be), it might not be checked with the utmost concentration, there is an allowance to check the knife every set of birds (so that nothing ...


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The Kashau Rebbe was opposed to the practice of factory kashrus in America, and himself would not eat meat unless he knew the shochet and saw the animal itself schected with his own eyes. His Hasidim today do not eat beef from anyone, though they eat poultry sometimes because chelev, which one is chayiv kareis for with domesticated meat, is not an issue ...


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mishnah berura 605.2 translation from feldheim ...There are/ localities where many /people/ gather together /for the slaughtering/ and they push one another. The slaughterers are awake all night with resentment and they do not feel the knife /to test it for notches/ owing to the considerable /amount of/ work /that they are required to do, so that the ...


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And, of course, to keep from dying (פיקוח נפש), though all non-animal food sources would have to prove or seem obviously insufficient, just as if all emergency rations were treif (which would be preferable, I believe, to killing an animal when there were something else you could eat that were permissible under the circumstances---please correct mke if I'm ...


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I really doubt it's a problem. Rabbi Stone of the OU has a "kashrut in the workplace" mp3 where he says that today, if you walk through the business district at 12:30pm on a Tuesday and see a non-kosher restaurant where several people with suits and briefcases are sitting around, and one of them is wearing a yarmulka, we assume he's having his kosher ...


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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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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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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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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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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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My family used to use a certain brand of margarine that was Pareve for years. We didn't check the Hechsher (Kosher certification) on the product very often, but one day it changed from being Pareve to being dairy. Luckily, we noticed that it had become dairy and we stopped buying that margarine. Had we not checked, it would very likely have led to mixing of ...


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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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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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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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