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Purim is Sunday, March 16th Just 2 1/2 weeks away
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Just 6 1/2 weeks away
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ISRAEL'S NEW PLAN FOR KOSHER LABELING
Ben-Dahan (Habayit Hayehudi) & Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau recently presented a
reform in the kashrut system & in the labeling of kosher food. The new system, is designed to
increase transparency and uniformity in kosher labeling.
The introduction of a definitive three-tier kosher rating is part of the plan.
1. Businesses selling kosher food products will label their food with Stars of David
2. One star will represent the most basic level of kashrut
3. Two stars will represent the stricter mehadrin level
4. Three stars will represent the highest standard, known as mehadrin min hamehadrin.
The labeling is meant to push out the private rabbinical designations of kashrut, which
promise stricter levels of observation & to return authority to the rabbinate.
Another major change is in the way kashrut supervisors are paid.
1. Currently, business owners pay the supervisors directly.
A. They determine the fee between them & there is no regulating body to oversee the
B. According to the Religious Services Ministry, this system leads to a lack of motivation on the
part of supervisors to visit businesses & regulate them & creates inconsistencies in
standards & requirements between cities & between rabbis.
2. The Religious Services Ministry plans to regulate the relationship between supervisors &
businesses by creating a company dedicated to employing kashrut supervisors.
3. This company will pay them & eliminate the employer-employee relationship they now have
with business owners.
There are also plans underway to create online databases
1. These will be accessible to the public & give information about kosher standards in various businesses.
2. Kosher standards will also be enforced with the addition of more inspectors.
KALE BURGERS - REALLY?
Dr. Praeger has added Kale Burgers to their list of vegetarian products.
There's an abundance of healthy vegetables in this burger
The word KALE is the largest word on the front of the box.
But on the list of ingredients, KALE is the 12th!
KOSHER ALERT FROM STAR K
Whirlpool Built-in Wall Ovens
In some models of STAR-K certified Whirlpool built-in wall ovens,
there may be a problem with opening the oven door on Shabbos & YomTov.
This could shut off a fan.
HOW TO CHECK IF YOUR OVEN IS ONE WITH A PROBLEM
During the week put your oven into Sabbath Mode,
waiting for it to reach the desired temperature, and then opening the oven door.
Listen to hear if a fan is shut off immediately on opening.
If so, your oven can not be used on Shabbos & YomTov.
The STAR-K is working with the manufacturers to correct this problem.
STAR-K will be posting the model numbers of which ovens may be affected
as soon as they have that information.
GOOD NEWS FOR AGUNOT!
that a new independent rabbinical court will be launched next year. It will address the issue of
agunot, “chained women” whose husbands refuse to give them a religious writ of divorce.
Jerusalem Rabbi Simcha Krauss, a leading Modern Orthodox rabbi & widely respected scholar,
will head the court (Beit Din), which will have no institutional affiliation & will begin operating in New
Rabbi Krauss said that the court will utilize little-used, obscure resources in Jewish religious
law to free agunot, including the ex-communication from communal prayer of their husbands & Sephardic laws that allow for greater initiative from women in divorce cases. He said he will leave
“no door unopened” in his quest to address the plight of agunot. Eventually, Rabbi Krauss said,
he wants to open an affiliate court in Israel.
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