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Does dividing bulk Kosher items make them no longer Kosher?

When you open the sealed bulk carton, they can no longer know that it has been certified. It is the same reason that an airline kosher meal must be served to the passenger still sealed. Once it has ...
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Does dividing bulk Kosher items make them no longer Kosher?

While I can't comment specifically on the issues involved with powdered milk and splitting them into single servings I can make a few suggestions: Look into kosher single serving packets ( I don't ...
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Is it kosher to put butter in your lentils?

Those ingredients are totally kosher. People cook dairy with vegetables all the time. Check out this menu from a vegetarian Indian restaurant in Cincinnati, certified kosher by the rabbis there. ...
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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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Why is the wait between meat and milk not halachically calculated?

Interestingly the Pitchei Tshuva on SA YD 89:1, in the context of eating meat after milk, brings an opinion from Beer Heitev shel Maharit that these could be shaot zemaniot. He quickly writes the Pri ...
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What is the extent of the prohibition for Jews to cook meat and milk together?

All dairy products are forbidden with meat products. The law is that three aspects are forbidden. Meat and milk products (including butter and cheese) may not be cooked together Meat and milk ...
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Why do Ashkenazim eat Milchigs (dairy) on Shavuos?

See Sefer יומא דעצרתא which gives 32 reasons why we eat dairy on Shavuos in the section ייני אם חלבי. Among them are: (reason 18) we try to minimize our Simcha since David Hamelech died then. (...
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Are separate glasses required for milk and meat?

By way of background, one first needs to understand there is a difference of opinion between Ashkenazim and Sefaradim regarding the absorption and kashering of glass utensils. Some poskim believe ...
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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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Does dividing bulk Kosher items make them no longer Kosher?

The answers already given here discuss the loss of the certifying seal, but miss an important part of the general difficulty around the handling of Kosher food -- Kosher food handled with non-Kosher ...
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Passover baking with milk instead of water

A recent Posek, Rav Eliezer Melamed, notes here that kneading with milk would indeed have the status of "Mei Peiros", and would not create Chametz. His source is the Gemara in Pesachim ...
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What is the Galitzianer minhag in regards to waiting between meat and milk?

I am of Galitzian roots and we wait 6 hours. Ashkenazic Jews in general didn't used to wait six hours, based on the Rama it was accepted to wait 6 hours. Ashreinu!
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Were the Israelites' pots really ben yoman when they received the Torah?

In the Torah portion Beshalach (Shemos 16,8) it says that the Jews were to receive meat at night: וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה בְּתֵת יְהוָה לָכֶם בָּעֶרֶב בָּשָׂר לֶאֱכֹל וְלֶחֶם בַּבֹּקֶר לִשְׂבֹּעַ - And ...
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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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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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If one ate milchig bread, how long is one milchig

Shulchan Aruch YD 89:3 writes: If one ate a tavshil of dairy one can eat meat afterwards as long as one washes out one's mouth. Some people are machmir and have the custom to wait half an hour before ...
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Should one make any brachot on "raw" milk?

They did not possess pasturization during the times of the Talmud. They did, however, have milk and would have made a bracha on it. While one might question whether a "modern" individual ...
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Pizza at Seudas Shabbos

See http://halachafortodaycom.blogspot.com/2013/02/archives-hilchos-seudas-melave-malka.html?m=1 about melava malka: "If one does not enjoy, or is not interested in eating a fleishig meal, many ...
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Beracha achrona on yogurt?

A psak on din.org says that if yogurt is shaken up and drunk, it's treated like a drink, and if it's eaten, it's treated like food. They based it off of the Shulchan Aruch Harav (Seder Birchas ...
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What is the extent of the prohibition for Jews to cook meat and milk together?

I don't know if it's allowed on this site but I think the OP needs an answer from an outsider. If this is inappropriate here, please feel free to delete it. If any of it is factually incorrect, ...
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Why is milk blue?

I'm not sure what you mean by variations, but the Ramma in Yoreh Deah 89:4 does mention the minhag to have two separate knives, one for dairy and one for meat, and to make a mark on the dairy knife. ...
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Why is milk blue?

Although like other users have suggested this Minhag is not officially established, that is the case early on with most Minhagim. I think most can confirm that when these are separated by colored ...
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Milk & Meat Tradition

You asked: 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)? According to this article ...
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Where is there a rabbinic recipe for milk and honey?

The Midrash (Shir HaShirim Rabbah, 4:11:2) actually makes the exact opposite inference from this passuk, prompting it to interpret it allegorically: דְּבַשׁ וְחָלָב תַּחַת לְשׁוֹנֵךְ, רַבִּי ...
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Why does rennet need to come from a kosher animal?

שולחן ערוך יורה דעה · פז · יא אם העמיד גבינה בעור קיבת כשרה יש בה טעם בשר אסורה ואם לאו מותרת אבל המעמיד בעור קיבת נבילה וטריפה ובהמה טמאה אוסר בכל שהוא: Paraphrase Cheese made with kosher ...
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What is the Galitzianer minhag in regards to waiting between meat and milk?

Six hours. That's the default, what you'd see in "Poland", which included Galicia back then. Three hours is German and British; one is Dutch; Sephardic practices vary widely. (I also happen to know ...
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Is K-כשר kosher?

In response to my query to Costco they sent me the following information. K-כשר is Rabbi Aryeh Spero. He runs Quality Kosher Supervision and is located in Canton, OH. The milk comes from Superior ...
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Koshering the celim that milchig bread was baked in

Dairy bread is not uniformly forbidden, there are two exceptions (from OU here) Dairy bread that has a unique shape is permissible because the shape will serve as a reminder that the bread is not ...
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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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