In the first installment (Chanukah 5782) we discussed the basic halachic guidelines regarding insects in produce. In this installment we will take a look at how the OK inspects a cabbage farm.
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Lo nitna Torah l’malachei hashareis – The Torah was given to human beings, not to angels. Consequently, when the Torah prohibits eating
insects, it means the insects that we can see with a naked eye. So, how do we apply this practically?
The Gemara asks, “How do we know that wine is prohibited?” The rabbis then explain that the source for this prohibition is the posuk in Devarim 32:38 that compares wine offerings to idol sacrifices.
Rav Zevid said, “The sediment of Aramean wine called (דורדיא) durdaya is permitted after twelve months have elapsed.”
“when is it considered Mevushal – cooked wine?”
“when do grapes become wine?”
On Yom Kippur the Kohen Gadol would hang a red piece of wool in the Bais Hamikdash. Once the wool turned white they knew our sins were forgiven… Human beings have been tinkering with food for thousands of years. Salt, …
There is a custom not to eat matzah for thirty days before Pesach. However, this only applies to kosher for Passover, plain matzah. There are matzos that have other ingredients, like salt and spices, that do not fall under the …
Hearts of palm come from the center (or heart) of the palm tree. Palm trees can grow for 50-75 years and produce a variety of fruit, such as dates and coconuts, and other less widely used varietals. The fruit usually …
For many, the inner workings of kosher supervision are a curious riddle. This article attempts to offer a behind the scenes glimpse into some common scenarios that occur in kosher supervision.
Centuries ago, one of the staple items that was found in most homes was olive oil. Olive oil was used to light up the house, to soften and perfume skin and of course for human consumption. Often meals in those days consisted of bread dipped in olive oil.
For many, the inner workings of kosher supervision are a curious riddle. This article attempts to offer a behind the scenes glimpse into some scenarios common in kosher supervision.