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Chalav Yisrael milk: stringency or binding?

It is not quite correct for everyone to be quoting Rav Moshe, as though the permissibility of drinking USFDA milk originated with his responsa on the subject. Rather, most American Jews were drinking ...
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Sources for Allowing Cholov Stam

First, you are mistaken about Rav Moshe's position. I know from his son Rav Reuvein that they routinely had chalav hacompanies at home. Rav Moshe held chalav yisrael was no required when the milk had ...
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What is the justification for not requiring "chalav Yisrael" cooking equipment for those who don't hold by R' Moshe's leniency?

Most people who are careful not to rely on Rav Moshe's leniency do so not because they don't hold of it but only because he advised that people of superior spiritual stature avoid relying on it. I ...
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Cholov akum and cholov yisroel

I think the question confuses three different status of milk chalav Israel: milk from kosher animals (e.g., cow, sheep) whose milking was supervised by a Jew -- and is kosher according to all ...
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May a Jewish baby nurse from a non-Jewish woman?

The Chayei Adam in 66:14 writes a two sentence Halacha: According to the letter of the letter of the law, one is allowed to have a non-Jew nurse a Jewish child, but if possible, one should avoid ...
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What is the justification for not requiring "chalav Yisrael" cooking equipment for those who don't hold by R' Moshe's leniency?

Rav Yaakov Kamentesky actually addresses this question in his Emes L'Yaakov on Shulchan Aruch, 115 (p. 308). He writes that the keilim are fine since it is comparable to the case that the Rama brings ...
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How is one allowed to eat both cholov stam and pas palter?

The Igros Moshe (YD 2:33) writes that the common custom is to consume pas palter even where pas yisrael is easily available.
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Chalav Yisrael milk: stringency or binding?

This exact question--whether the prohibition exists independently of the concern about non-kosher milk--is the subject of a famous dispute between the Peri Chadash (Yoreh Deah 115:6) and the Chatam ...
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Who holds that Cholov Yisroel is not a chumra?

I feel the need to post this because of the widespread misconception on this topic, as evidenced by Daniel's comments above, and the number of agreements to them. It is a major Machlokes Haposkim as ...
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How is one allowed to eat both cholov stam and pas palter?

The piece you're quoting says with regards to aseres yemei teshuva. The Shulchan Aruch writes that those are lenient concerning pas paltar year-round should be strict during the Ten Days of ...
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Why does cholov yisroel milk have such a short shelf life?

I've noticed the same problem quite consistently. Although, I must admit that some brands of Chalav stam milk have the same problem. I'll relay what I have heard from 3 store owners in the NY area. ...
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Do those who keep Cholov Yisroel eat products marked "K-DE"?

The Rama writes (in Yoreh Deah 115:1): חָלָב שֶׁל עוֹבְדֵי כּוֹכָבִים אוֹסְרִים כֵּלִים שֶׁנִּתְבַּשְּׁלוּ בָּהֶם כִּשְׁאָר אִסּוּר, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁאֵינוֹ רַק סָפֵק שֶׁמָּא עֵרֵב בָּהּ דָּבָר טָמֵא. ...
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May a Jewish baby nurse from a non-Jewish woman?

The Jewish Press explains: The Gemara rules that a Jewish baby may nurse from a non-Jewish woman. It also rules (Yevamos 114a) that a Jewish baby may nurse from a non-kosher animal. As a result, ...
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looking for a cholov yisrael product

I checked with a manager of a large grocery store in Lakewood and in Brooklyn. Unfortunately none of the Cholov Yisroel companies currently produce such a product. Thus it is not available.
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Are "kif kef" bars chalav Yisroel?

I checked a few shopping sites. It seems that for some reason, all the U.S.-based on-line shopping sites sell the Hebrew packaged bag. That one clearly says that it is Chalav Yisra'el. This site shows ...
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Why is there a prohibition of gevinat aku"m?

Rambam Hilchos Machalos Asuros 3:12-13 חלב בהמה טמאה, אינו נקפה ועומד כחלב הטהורה; ואם נתערב חלב טהורה בחלב טמאה--כשתעמיד אותו--יעמוד חלב הטהורה, וייצא חלב הטמאה עם הקוס של גבינה. ומפני זה ייתן הדין ...
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Why is there a prohibition of gevinat aku"m?

Shakh to Yoreh Deah 115:20 quotes a number of opinions (notably Mordechai and Maharam MiRottenburg) which forbid gevinat akum even where a Jew watched the whole process from the start of the milking. ...
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How can cheese which be both kosher for Pesach and use “unsupervised milk” (cholov akum)?

In order to be kosher for Passover, a product must be prepared with ingredients that are kosher for Passover, on equipment that is kosher for Passover. A cheese that is kosher for Passover will have ...
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Cholov Yisroel formula

Similac makes a Cholov Yisroel formula. They call it Similac lamehadrin. https://www.amazon.com/Similac-Lamehadrin-Badatz-certified-Advance-Certified/dp/B07BF4KTSY There is also kendamil https://...
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Cholov Yisroel formula

Materna is pretty widespread but there is also on the market a make produced by Nature's One's called Baby's Only® Cholov Yisroel Formula (for toddlers, age 1 and up) which is available in the States ...
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Cholov Yisroel formula

Your question is a little unclear. Where would you need it shipped to? Materna is widely available in Lakewood, NJ stores as is Kendamill (Aisle 9, Kosher West Gourmet Glatt - I tried to linking the ...
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What does the phrase tzatzuchey chalav mean here?

The original context is Abhodah Zara 35a and refers to particles of [non-kosher] milk. The Jastrow entry on צִחְצוּחַ defines it as: particles of diluted milk (in the holes of cheese)
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Does anyone know where to find cholov yisrael condensed milk?

condensed milk cholov yisroel similar link It seems it is called Baker's Choice (brand) and it is made under New Square Kosher certification (dairy - cholov Yisroel). In the first link you can ...
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How can cheese which be both kosher for Pesach and use “unsupervised milk” (cholov akum)?

I think it's worth clarifying a misconception behind this question, which in turn will answer the question. Kashrus of milk can be divided into 3 categories: 1) Chalav Akum- milk which has no ...
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How can cheese which be both kosher for Pesach and use “unsupervised milk” (cholov akum)?

Certain industries have a strong chazakah that they only would put in certain ingredients. It would be harmful to their products tastes to use other ingredients or alternatively they have an industry ...
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Why is there a prohibition of gevinat aku"m?

Milk and cheese are appearenlty two issues. (translations from Sefaria). In Mishna AZ 2.6. there is a mention of Milk of Akum. אלו דברים של גוים אסורין ואין איסורן איסור הנאה, חלב שחלבו גוי ואין ...
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Why is there a prohibition of gevinat aku"m?

Tosafos Avodah Zarah 39b, translation by Daf Yomi Advancement Forum ואע״ג דקא חשיב חלב הוצרך לחשוב גבינה Despite the fact that milk was mentioned, cheese also had to be mentioned. (Aren't they ...
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Unsupervised milk - there was a treife animal in the herd

R Asher Weiss has a teshuva on a similar topic (Shut Minchat Asher, vol. 1, page 126). He answers how one can drink milk from a herd when one knows statistically some of the cows will be tereifot. He ...
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Practice in Amsterdam regarding Chalav stam

Rav Yochanan of Holleschau claims (recorded here, p. 30) that this was not the Minhag in Amsterdam, even at the time of the Peri Chadash. See also here (p. 32) where Rav Yitzchak Yosef quotes Sedei ...
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looking for a cholov yisrael product

It's easy to make. You just simmer the milk in a saucepan and reduce it by 60%. For example reduce from 4 1/2 cups to 2 cups.
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