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Questions about milk and its derivatives. But for questions about combining milk and meat, use the basar-bechalav tag instead.

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Does anyone know where to find cholov yisrael condensed milk?

Does anyone know what companies make or where to find cholov yisrael condensed milk? I'm having a really hard time finding it, I'm from New York
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What makes something dairy?

In our march towards synthetic products I have come upon this product. It advertises itself as "animal free dairy". The explanation includes the following statements: Animal-free dairy is ...
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Kosher Pet Food

It is prohibited to benefit from basar b'chalav (meat cooked with dairy) even by feeding it to one's animals. (See e.g. Chullin 115b; Rambam Hilchoth Maachaloth Asuroth 9:1) Accordingly, are there ...
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Are Ricola drops pareve?

Are Ricola drops certified by Rabbi A. Yafe Schlesinger considered pareve?
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Protein Powder certified kosher but no hescher on package [closed]

A family member bought protein powder which I believed was under OU supervision. It is 100% vegan and has no dairy derivatives which I know means nothing in the kosher world but still. It is missing a ...
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How long to wait after consuming pure casein powder?

Milk is made up of two types of protein which are whey and casein. Casein takes a longer time to digest than whey. With regular dairy there is much less casein ingested than isolated casein and so ...
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What is the extent of the prohibition for Jews to cook meat and milk together?

If it is so wrong to cook meat and milk together, then what about cooking meat with milk-based products like yoghurt, cream, cheese, butter, etc? I am not familiar with Judaism.
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Have infants ever been instructed to bless on mothers milk?

This biography of Rabbi Zalman Volozhin, brother of famed Rabbi Chaim, reports that at the age of one year old he was trained by his mother to recite a blessing before suckling her milk. Is such an ...
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Milk & Meat Tradition

At what point in Jewish history did waiting 6 hours between milk and meat become the uniform approach in most communities (or in some places 1 hour or 3 hours)? Prior to communities adopting uniform ...
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Why is the wait between meat and milk not halachically calculated?

Why don’t we use halachic hours to calculate how long you should wait in between eating meat and milk or vise verse? This would make a significant difference in different seasons like winter and ...
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Where is there a rabbinic recipe for milk and honey?

Where is there a rabbinic recipe for milk and honey? Shir HaShirim 4:11 "honey and milk are under your tongue" דְּבַ֤שׁ וְחָלָב֙ תַּ֣חַת לְשׁוֹנֵ֔ךְ From this passage, which to me seems to suggest a ...
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A source for parve lactobacillus plantarum?

Lactobacillus plantarum is a strain of lactic acid producing bacteria used in many food and medicine applications. Many of which are made on equipment that process chalav nachri. Some examples include ...
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Passover baking with milk instead of water

Juices and liquids constituted partly of water, but themselves not pure water, do not create chametz when mixed with flour, according to another set of answers here on Mi Yodeya. Does this same ...
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What is the Galitzianer minhag in regards to waiting between meat and milk?

My ancestors were Galitzianer Chassidim, and I'm trying to figure out the minhag of Galitziana in regards to waiting between eating meat and milk. Does anyone know what the minhag is?
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Is K-כשר kosher?

What is the kashrut authority behind the K-כשר symbol that is now used on Kirkland Signature milk sold at Costco?:
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Kashruth of Perfect Day milk [duplicate]

News recently reported about a company in California that produces "Milk free Milk". The process -- which is all in a lab -- involves yeast and genetically modify them by adding DNA from a cow to ...
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Koshering the celim that milchig bread was baked in

In Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah Siman 97 it says that it's ossur to bake "milchig bread" -- lest you come to eat it with meat (although if it's made in a small amount or with a change in it's look from ...
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Were the Israelites' pots really ben yoman when they received the Torah?

In the Mishnah Brurah's explanation for the custom of eating dairy foods on Shavuot (Orach Chaim 494:12), he mentions that the Israelites' pots had been used for non-kosher food within the past 24 ...
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Why does rennet need to come from a kosher animal?

Kosher cheese needs to be made using kosher rennet which either comes from a kosher animal or is vegetarian. Using rennet from a kosher animal is not an issue of בשר בחלב b/c the rennet is from an ...
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Does dividing bulk Kosher items make them no longer Kosher?

Background: I am responsible for religious access in our jail. We have several Jewish inmates who are complaining that by opening the bulk Kosher powdered milk and dividing it into single servings, ...
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looking for a cholov yisrael product

Where can I find cholov yisrael evaporated milk, not powdered milk nor condensed, in the central NJ area? I have been unable to locate any.
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Is milk from germany considered Cholov Stam? [duplicate]

Shalom guys! I'm writing this to ask if milk imported from Germany is considered Cholov Stam. Particularly that milk sold on Aldi stores. Reason I'm asking is because you almost don't find Kosher ...
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Pizza at Seudas Shabbos

If my favorite foods are milchig (pizza, lasagna), is it Ok, or maybe even required that I eat these milchig foods for my Shabbos seuda?
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Why does cholov yisroel milk have such a short shelf life?

Since I started keeping cholov yisroel at home, I've had to change my buying habits because the milk (and yogurt) spoils so fast. I've tried several brands from several stores, and it is always the ...
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Do those who keep Cholov Yisroel eat products marked "K-DE"?

Some hechshers have the designation "DE" for "Dairy Equipment." Do those who keep Cholov Yisroel eat food with this designation? (I am mostly talking about the minority who consider [American] cholov ...
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Who holds that Cholov Yisroel is not a chumra? [duplicate]

Which groups or authorities consider Cholov Yisroel to be normative halacha and not a chumra? (Possibly equal to, "Who considers cholov stam treyf"?)
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Why R'Moshe Fenstein considers whey as being pareve?

Why does he considers whey as being pareve whereas it is clearly pareve only mideoraita and not midrabanan (according to Tosfot, the Rosh considers it as being dairy even mideoraita)? Sources: http://...
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Eat a chicken food with milk is allowed?

I wonder if eating a chicken food in which its ingredients take milk or cheese is allowed. (For example: Eat a Chicken Stroganoff; Or a chicken stew with sour cream ...)
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Cholov akum and cholov yisroel

Is cholov akum 100% treif (not kosher)? If so why does it get a hechcher (kosher supervision stamp)? And if it's not treif, is it assur (forbidden)?
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Should one make any brachot on "raw" milk?

Most people do not drink milk directly from the cow's udder prior to it being pasteurized. If one did, should he make a before and after bracha? Is raw milk considered "food" halachically, since ...
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Why do soft cheeses made by gentiles, like cottage cheese, have a hechsher, while others like mozzarella not have a hechsher?

I noticed Rav Abadi says all soft cheeses made by gentiles are kosher. Do other poskim also hold like him? If yes please post who. Both cottage cheese and mozzarella require rennet, so I'm not ...
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Are Belvita Breakfast Biscuits dairy or just dairy equipment?

Are Belvita Breakfast Biscuits dairy or just made on dairy equipment? The Hechsher says OU'D but it doesn't seem to have any dairy ingredients in it. The allergy information only says contains soy ...
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Should vegan margarine be treated as dairy?

Margarine made from vegetable oils (non-dairy) looks just like butter, but is normally labeled as parve. Shouldn't it be considered chalavi according to the principle of mar'it ayin?
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Length of time for waiting for hard cheese proportionate to the length of time it was aged

In a Halachic pamphlet I saw before Shavuos this year, it mentioned an opinion that one must wait after eating hard cheese one hour for every month it is aged (so if it was aged three months, three ...
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Trying to understand "Dairy on Shavuos based on the Mishna Berura"

In answer to Why do we eat dairy on Shavuos "Monica Cellio" mentions "They just got the laws of kosher slaughter and weren't yet prepared". This is based on the Mishna Berura 494:12. My question on ...
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What's the heter for g'vinas akum?

In a comment elsewhere on the site, Curiouser writes: the heter for gevinas akum (based on Tosfos) was paskened l'masseh by R. Solovetichik, among others or, in other words, Rabbi Soloveitchik, ...
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Breakfast Cereal on Shabbos

Is it permissible to eat cereal in cold milk on Shabbos? I am aware that oats and finely ground baby food is permissible if done in a certain way. I am referring to chunky cereals such as corn flakes ...
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Milk from a worshipped cow

The gemara in Avodah Zarah 34b brings the shitta of Rav Achdevoi who holds that if one wants to be mekudeshes with intestinal fluid from a calf that was worshipped then the person is not mekudeshes. ...
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Are milchigs forbidden on Yom Tov? What about Shavuos?

I recently stumbled upon a page that said this: Eating Dairy Products on Shavuot Many families have a custom to eat dairy products on Shavuot. As noted above, Darkei Teshuva questions this ...
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What defines "hard cheese" [duplicate]

I grew up with the minhag that after "hard cheese", one must wait for 15 minutes before one may eat meat. However, the question often arises as to what qualifies as such in terms of halacha and minhag,...
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How was kosher cheese made before artificial rennet?

I understood that cheese is made by throwing in Stomach hide into milk and letting it congeal. How was kosher cheese made (where one's not allowed to mix milk and meat)? Now we use chemicals or ...
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Milk-free cheese: Is it kosher? Parve?

So according to this article, scientists have created cheese by inserting DNA blueprints into a yeast. Essentially, the milk proteins are being created outside of any animal, through genetic ...
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Beracha achrona on yogurt?

Do you make a boreh nefashot on yogurt according to sepharadim? Is it treated like a liquid, like ice cream, or as a solid? This is in relations to the time needed to eat it. If it's liquid, you ...
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How could Avraham feed his guests milk?

According to the gemarah (Sanhedrin 21 I think) milk was considered the limb of a living being - eiver min ha'chai - until matan torah. If so, how could Avraham serve it to his guests if a ben Noach ...
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Creating a crowd-sourced database of non-dairy OU-D products

Several questions/answers on this site have pointed out that the OU-D hechsher does not always mean that the product is actually dairy. (But that it is, in reality, "OU-DE" [dairy equipment]. See here ...
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Suckling directly from a kosher animal

After scouring the internet for various legitimate medical cures to a certain innocuous virus, several obscure websites suggest suckling directly from the teat of a goat (mirrored by several people my ...
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Can certified vegan be assumed to be pareve? [duplicate]

If a food item has a valid kosher certification, which marks it as being dairy, but also has certification from a vegan certification that it is vegan, can it be assumed to be dairy equipment? I don'...
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Verifying powdered milk

If someone keeps cholov Yisroel but is lenient when it comes to powdered milk, is there a halachically reliable/valid way to verify that a product is made with powdered milk as opposed to fresh milk, ...
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Can an enamelled pan be changed from meat to milk/pareve? [duplicate]

I have a metal pan that is enameled white on the inside, which I have had for more than 40 years, and hardly used. I originally intended it for meat, but now I think I might get some use out of it if ...
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Allergen information says "may contain..."

If a product is labeled dairy, but the allergen information says "may contain traces of milk," can I assume that it is actually only dairy equipment? If it didn't say anything, maybe they just didn't ...
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