Publications

TAMMUZ 5775/JULY 2015

• Inspecting Dried Fruits for Insects • Gezeira Shema Chayis • Jewish-Owned Bakeries • Kashrus Alert

Inspecting Dried Fruits for Insects

A possible kashrus issue that arises with dried fruits is the presence of insects. The Rambam [1] writes that before consumption, there is an obligation to check fruits or vegetables that…

Gezeira Shema Chayis – Lo Basi Ela L’Orer

The Gemara (Pesachim 30b) says that a clay oven, which is regularly filled with coals, may be kashered for Pesach by filling it with coals. We are not concerned that it…

Jewish Owned Bakeries – Lo Basi Ela L’Orer

The Tur (Y.D. 112) writes that dough which is owned by a Yisroel but is baked by a non-Jew becomes forbidden like bishul akum. This would mean that it would…

SIVAN 5775/JUNE 2015

• Bishul on Shabbos – Part II: Flavored Nescafe Coffee • What’s the bracha on… PRINGLES • Kashering the Jacket of a Ben Yomo Kettle – Lo Basi Ela L’Orer • Mail… Kashrus Alert…….

Kashering the Jacket of a Ben Yomo Kettle – Lo Basi Ela L’Orer

Mechaber (Y.D. 103:7) writes that if water is cooked in a basar b’chalav pot while it is still a ben yomo, not only does the water become assur, but we…

What’s the bracha on… PRINGLES

What is the proper bracha for Pringles and other such foods that are primarily made from potato flakes and potato flour? Rav Belsky, Shlita said (see accompanying Teshuva), that originally…

Bishul on Shabbos – Part II: Flavored Nescafe Coffee

WHEN I PREPARE NESCAFE INSTANT COFFEE ON SHABBOS, I POUR HOT WATER FROM AN URN DIRECTLY INTO A CUP, AND THEN ADD THE COFFEE. I’VE TAKEN A LIKING TO NESCAFE…

IYAR 5775/MAY 2015

• Milchigs and Fleishigs in the Oven • Bishul on Shabbos Part I: Table Salt • OU Kosher Kashrus Conference • Mail… Kashrus Alert…. Mazel Tov

Bishul on Shabbos Part I: Table Salt

Can a person, on shabbos, add table salt to a kli rishon off the fire, even if there are additives in the salt? Before answering the question about the additives,…