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That's 1K Kosher, under the supervision of R' Menahem Hadad in Brussels, Belgium. They are listed on R' Eydlitz's KosherQuest as reliable, although CYLOR.


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R Yair Spolter and R Shraga Simmons discuss such a case in their series of lessons of blessings (here) and answer one does not need a new blessing. A bracha includes whatever foods you intended to eat at the time you said the bracha. [...] What if you had no specific intent? [...] It depends. In certain situations we assume that – even though you had ...


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A Google image search on frozen potatoes shows only cooked/roasted/prepared potatoes (although this might depend by region). If frozen potatoes are cooked, that would be enough reason to justify a hekhsher. R Elefant, the COO of OU Kosher, said that in some cases, the same steam pipe is used to heat vegetables in one industrial pot, and pork and beans in ...


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This question is addressed in Einei Shmuel, a commentary on Aggadic passages: וכתבו התו' דהיינו דווקא במידי דאכילה ואמר מורי ז"ל הטעם דמה שמשמרין מאכילת איסור דווקא דהלא באמת שוגג אין כאן איסור כיון דלא ידע מהאיסור ול"ש בשוגג תקלה כיון דאינו עושה איסור כלל אמנם אם יאכל אדם סם המות אף דהאכילה היה בשוגג בוודאי יזיק לו ויימות ממנו וכ"כ באכילת איסור שמטמטם ...


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The commentaries to Shulchan Aruch Orach Hayim 167:6 discuss your question. In the words of the halachafortoday site (under July 24, 2009), one needs to swallow a bit After a Bracha is recited it is best not to speak while chewing the first bite, until after a bit was swallowed. There is no need for a Kzayis to be swallowed before talking. [...] ...


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Wikipedia brings the following quote from Rabbi Maimon, father of the Rambam: "אין להקל בשום מנהג ואפילו מנהג קל. ויתחייב כל נכון לו עשות משתה ושמחה ומאכל, לפרסם הנס שעשה השם יתברך עמנו באותם הימים. ופשט המנהג לעשות סופגנין, בערבי אלספינג, והם הצפחיות בדבש, ובתרגום: האיסקריטין, והוא מנהג הקדמונים משום שהם קלויים בשמן, זכר לברכתו" Admittingly, though, he ...


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There are a number of potential issues with smoothies the milk or yoghurt: which might or might not be chalav Israel for those who pay attention to this fruit: particularly strawberries or raspberries commonly contain insects: however since they are crushed ou pureed this is not an issue (see here from R Moishe Dovid Lebovits) other fruit juices used if any:...


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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 products may not be eaten together Mixed milk products and meat may not have any benefit (such as selling to a non-Jew) I have shown two articles that discuss this ...


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Community Wiki - feel free to add suggestions In addition to products mentioned in the OP, here are some suggestions from personal experience as a shopper: Kosher grape juice and kosher wine (made from grapes) are important, as they are typically used for kiddush and havdala. Full-sized matzo (such as this product, where each matzo wafer is 28 grams), as ...


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I read a responsum years ago that said that if the gift giver feels he would not consume the item due to a personal chumra and the recipient would (e.g. I keep pat yisrael and you don't, here's a nice kosher pat palter loaf of bread) it was fine, but if there was doubt as to whether the item was actually kosher (e.g. I don't trust Octagon-K and think their ...


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This article from Star K says in part: Similarly, fish gelatin must be produced from a kosher species of fish if it is to be considered kosher. The use of fish gelatin with meat foods poses an interesting question. As previously noted, the Shulchan Aruch (Yoreh Deah 116) prohibits the cooking of meat and fish together due to health concerns. We ...


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Buyers of kosher products in the US are not necessarily Jews. To take just two examples Star-K writes Millions of Muslims throughout the world follow a dietary regimen similar to the kosher code. Since they recognize that food products bearing a kosher symbol conform to the requirements of Halal, foods certified as kosher have a broad appeal to ...


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Rashi explains that the reason why one who eats outside is invalid to give testimony is because he does not care about basic dignity. This is clearly not relevant to those who eat in a place where it is quite normal to eat.


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Reminder:Like any library, Mi Yodeya offers tons of great information, but does not offer personalized, professional advice, and does not take the place of seeking such advice from your rabbi. The Shulchan Aruch in O"C 288:2-3 says: י"א שאדם שמזיק לו האכילה דאז עונג הוא לו שלא לאכול לא יאכל:‏ הגה וכן מי שיש לו עונג אם יבכה כדי שילך הצער מלבו מותר ...


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The Darkei Moshe (Rema) Orach CHaim 475,10 gives the final verdict: כתב מהרי"ו בדרשותיו שצריך לצלות הזרוע והביצה מבע"י דהואיל שאינו אוכלו בי"ט אסור לצלותו בי"ט ונראה דאם רוצה לאכלו בי"ט ראשון ולעשות אחרות לליל י"ט שני דרשות בידו ואז יוכל לצלות אף בי"ט הואיל שאכלו באותו יום ולא כתב מהרי"ו אלא לפי המנהג שנוהגים להשהותו עד ליל ב': The Mahariv says one ...


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Mishna Berura 473.4 sk 32 (לב) וכן נוהגין בעירנו - לצלות הביצה. ואסור לאכול הזרוע בלילה דאין אוכלין צלי בלילה אבל הביצה אף שהיא צלויה מותר שאין איסור צלי בביצה ולפ"ז אסור לצלות הזרוע בלילה אלא מבעו"י אם לא שדעתו לאכלו למחר באותו היום וע"כ אם שכח וצלאו בלילה יזהר לאכלו מחר בבקר כ"כ המ"א ושארי אחרונים ואם דעתו שלא לאכול הביצה עד ליל ב' גם הביצה אסור לצלותה ...


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Measuring precisely is forbidden on Yom Tov because it resembles mundane acts (uvdin d'chol). However some permit using measuring instruments (e.g., baking cups) if one uses them for approximate measures (some even permit if it is critical to the recipe and is done all the time). There are also exceptions for the sake of a mitzva (e.g., measuring a mikve or ...


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Because its green and sprigy, symbolizing the new growth of springtime. Source:my kids Pesach workbooks.


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See this answer about a similar idea, I pay Joe's Ham to deliver my non-Jewish neighbor a ham -- did I ever own the ham? https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/81465/21 Chasam Sofer YD104 was asked about a Jew in Trieste going to a seafood market, choosing some barrels of preserved non-kosher seafood, and having them sent on a boat down to Egypt to some non-...


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This is a machlokes . From the Sefer Bnei Avraham. For the stringent opinions would include the Sefer Sharei Yosher 2:55:9,Rivevos Ephraim ,Teshuvos Vhanagos 1:227,Rav Shlomo Miller (holds since it changes into a harder thing it's hachana- Magen Avraham 321:7). Lenient opinions ,Maharshag siman 61 ( If there will be a loss then it isn't hachana, rather ...


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The Gemara in Avodah Zara 35b says that one of the reasons why Gevinas Akum is assur is because they use "שרף של ערלה", or the sap of a tree that is assur because of orlah, as a rennet. This is noteworthy because Orlah only applies to the fruit of a tree (and the shomer l'pri, see Brachos 36b). It is permitted to use the parts of a tree that are not the ...


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According to Levush [O”Ch 583] honey is a custom of Ashkenaz. Apparently, when the custom developed, date honey was not available. In fact, since dates are one of the symbolic foods for Rosh Hashana [Krisus 6a] it is possible that the custom of eating honey was a substitute for dates. Some explain bee honey as symbolizing turning the harshness of last ...


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OUKosher writes here: "Darchei Teshuvah cites two opinions as to whether the principle of bitul b’shishim applies to meat and fish – some hold that it does, while others argue that the halachos of sakanah/danger are stricter than those of issur/forbidden foods and bitul b’shishim doesn’t apply. This (and other related issues) lies at the crux of ...


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The Beis Yosef Orach chaim 297 quotes an opinion which the Magein Avraham 297,1 supports, that one can make a Brocho of Borei minei Besamim on smelling a Regular bun that emits a nice smell when its hot - Though the Aruch Hashulchan Orach Chaim 297,5 mentions that this is not the practiced Minhag: יש אומרים דאפילו על פת חם מבדילין (עיין ב"י ומג"א), ולא ...


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If you should acquire food on Shabbes that came into your possession through another Jew’s Shabbes transgression (either because s/he purchased it on Shabbes, or due to the means by which s/he transported it on Shabbes to your place), you are only allowed to derive benefit from it once Shabbes is over. This ruling is recorded by the Rambam (Hilkhos Shabbes ...


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NordicMountain, as a new user to Mi Yodeya, welcome aboard and Shavuah tov. Congratulations on trying to keep kosher too. Eating only kosher food helps to keep someone Jewish, spiritually healthy and their faith strong. May G-d bless you and strengthen you in your observance. Without getting into great detail, generally speaking traditional Jewish practice ...


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Rav Reisman is quoted as answering the question here Rav Yisroel Reisman (Ki Savo 5775) offers a beautiful insight which provides a brilliant perspective for life. Date honey generally doesn’t take much effort to obtain, as the sweet nectar often flows out of the fruit and coats each one with a sweet and sticky outer layer. On the other hand, bee ...


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In moderation meat isn't bad for you. In this article on the issue, the bottom line is: Unprocessed and properly cooked meat has many nutrients and may have some health benefits. If you enjoy eating meat, there is no compelling health or nutritional reason to stop. God wants us to enjoy in a reasonable fashion!


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Maachalot asurot 2.8 ...ב,ח במה דברים אמורים, בשאכל מהן אחר מיתתן. אבל החותך אבר מן החי מן אחד מהן, ואכלו--אינו לוקה עליו, עד שיהיה בו כזית; וכולן מצטרפין לכזית. אכל אבר שלם מן השרץ אחר שמת--אינו לוקה, עד שיהיה בו כעדשה.‏ 5.1 ואיסור אבר מן החי נוהג בבהמה חיה ועוף--בטהורים, אבל לא בטמאים. ‏ 5.2 ה,ב אחד אבר שיש בו בשר וגידים ועצמות, כגון ...


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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, please correct it. If any of it is inadvertently offensive, please let me know. (In particular, Turk Hill's comment inspired this; I'm definitely not ridiculing it.) ...


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