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    Blurry Letters Fooled Us

    From the COLlive Inbox: I purchased olive oil in a reputable pesach store with a OU-P and Badatz Yerushalayim stamp, but did not see the small blurry letters. Full Story

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    All extra virgin olive oil is kosher le pesavh....
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    All extra virgin olive oil is kosher le pesavh....

    The amaratzas has got to stop….

    kitnios who posted this anyways it is embarassing to read

    it is nice to be warm and fuzzy and machmir but a chosid is a kluger
    learn halacha and stop making youself and everyone else crazy

    OU P means Kosher L'Pesach
    Guest
    OU P means Kosher L'Pesach
    Mashgiach
    Guest
    Mashgiach

    The OU holds that all extra virgin olive oil is kosher for passover as long as it has a good “year round” hechsher; no special labelingis required for Pesach. Most Israeli charedi hechsherim require mashgiach tmidi for the entire process so it is quite common to see an OU-P and a “year round” Israeli hechsher on a product.

    You write in the letter
    Guest
    You write in the letter

    “……my family could have eaten kitnius, rachmana litzlan”
    kitnius IS NOT TREIF. What about the wonderful sfardim reading this who DO eat kitnius on pesach .. ur making them feel guilty of eating something that is perfectly ok and up to par on their standards. Choose a better choice of words, MW.

    Stick to Shmaltz!
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    Stick to Shmaltz!
    To number 4
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    To number 4

    And if i would say that i nearly chas veshalom ate Chalov Akum would you say “what about all those who eat Chalav Akum and they even have a heter”?!

    Shmaltz is Pure Chometz
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    Shmaltz is Pure Chometz
    Guest

    I beleive the badatz has a policy that they only give a kosher for pesach hechsher if their is a mashgiach timidi as apposed to the ou

    to #4
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    to #4

    kitnius is not treif, but according to ashkenazic standards it is OSSUR on pesach and not just a chumra that came about recently because they didnt have it in russia, it dates back and is mentioned in shulchan aruch and for Ashkenazim it is totally OSSUR and therefore should not be made light of

    don't use shmaltz or oil as we do!!!and we have the best food
    Guest
    don't use shmaltz or oil as we do!!!and we have the best food
    On Badatz
    Guest
    On Badatz

    Badatz Yerushalayim does not give hechsherim to most manufactured food products.
    In such cases Chug Chasam Sofer or another reliable hechseher takes over.
    OU does not give hechsherim on kitnios.

    okay...
    Guest
    okay...

    a) don’t just “assume” there’s a problem….

    b) there are many reasons the don’t put the hechsher on (maybe the badatz hechsher for pessach is an extra $5,000)

    c) if you’re so worried then be like the rest of the ppl who are concerned and don’t use manufactured products

    No There. There...
    Guest
    No There. There...

    The bread of emunah.

    genug shoin
    Guest
    genug shoin

    100 % virgin olive oil does not need a pesach hechsher

    period

    Mr.
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    Mr.

    kol hacavod (to the writer)

    Nothing procesed
    Guest
    Nothing procesed

    I just have to point out that you wrote “our family strives to be extra stringent.”If you do, you would not be eating or drinking anything procesed.
    I agree with #4 and #5

    If you have nothing better to write, don’t write at all.

    no comparison
    Guest
    no comparison

    to #6 Chalav Akum is forbidden to use according to halacha while kitniyos is perfectly kosher for Pesach, so no comparison and “rachmana litzlan” is better used for chometz. This in no way makes light of the Ashkenazic practice to avoid eating those foods that are in the category of kitniyos.

    never used oliveoil on pessach
    Guest
    never used oliveoil on pessach

    if on Pesach your family strives to be extra stringent don’t use olive oil or any oil.

    never used oliveoil on pessach
    Guest
    never used oliveoil on pessach

    if on Pesach your family strives to be extra stringent don’t use olive oil or any oil.

    LOSHON HARA!!
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    LOSHON HARA!!

    this is a clear case of Motzi Shem Ra. why COL would publish this article is beyond me. there is no proof that this item is in fact Chometz or Kitniyos. its on the same level as saying that vitamin water is cholov akum b/c there is magnesium lactate and calcium lactate both of which happen to be electrolytes, but if you’re ignorant enough then everything is treif and chometz. if you want to be strict DON’T buy processed foods! i would not eat in your house on pesach if your mouth has so much chometz in it, i can… Read more »

    To #14
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    To #14

    Only cold pressed does not; call your local rabbi.

    to #14
    Guest
    to #14

    only if it is cold pressed. please check out info before giving advice.

    kitnius
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    kitnius

    Writer is a real Am Ho’oretz. olive oil is NOT Kitnius

    sheesh
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    sheesh

    Theres no reason to bash the letter writer…. You can tell him/her politely that olive oil is not kitnius. mean and harsh.

    Yosef Chaim Kleinman
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    Yosef Chaim Kleinman

    it is commendable that people strive to be stringent (machmir) especially during Pesach.
    Now let us try to be stringent in our business dealings, let us pay our taxes, not abuse government programmes, take our wages in cash so we can get section 8 and medicare etc etc

    shmaltz
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    shmaltz

    In an interview with Rabbi Yitzchok Isaac Landau he says in days gone by, when people processed their own chickens (salting etc.), using the shmaltz you made from your own chickens was a hiddur. Today, when you buy ready-to-use chicken in the store, there is no hiddur in making shmaltz out of this processed item.

    thats probebly one of the reasons why lubavitch dosent relly use prosset foods
    Guest
    thats probebly one of the reasons why lubavitch dosent relly use prosset foods
    to 17
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    to 17

    I mean, some people regard kitnius as a problem and in their eyes it is completely Osur. Just like those that say the Chalav Akum is totaly a problem though there is some kind of heter.
    Meaning that the writer of this article considers kitnius BAD just like people consider chalav akum bad (even though in both cases there are those that paskan leniently). I do agree with you that halachicly speaking Chalav Akum is a COMPLETELY different case and one cannot compare regarding one case being “more” Asur then the other.

    Eli
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    Eli

    Not to worry. there is no kitnios. OU-P claims that its kosher, but Badatz, which is most stricter heksher, agrees with that, but they can give their word on that. Basically – words ‘all year round’ by badatz do NOT mean its not kosher lepesach. it just means that Badatz can not grantee it

    To #11
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    To #11

    This year the OU introducted “OU Kitnyous” hechsher to benefit Sefardim who have been subjected to wrong information by well intentioned Rabbis for many years.

    Label looks xeroxed
    Guest
    Label looks xeroxed

    The problem is that the whole label looks schlocky and forged. I would not use this product without calling the OU, regardless of the Badatz policy. And given that the OU posek is the sonei Belsky, I do not use OU certified products when another choice is available.

    best comment
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    best comment

    in response to this article and all other articles the best response is NUMBER 25,take a moment and think about it!!

    i thought
    Guest
    i thought

    doesnt ou-P stand for Pareve?

    best best comment
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    best best comment

    is number 31

    What??
    Guest
    What??

    i dont get it everybody is always saying that they should free rubashkin and moshiach should come because antisemitisim
    if you guys really want moshiach to come you need to start in your own backyard ( coments, ahavas israel) just because somebody wrote something thats not your minhag you dont need to critize everything

    To 33
    Guest
    To 33

    :] No. it stands for OU-PASSOVER. (meaning kosher l’pesach)

    to 5
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    to 5

    Gross, I’d rather just not use oil. Also, isn’t all extra virgin olive oil, kosher lapesach?

    1st of all...
    Guest
    1st of all...

    number 7 u dont no what ur y=talking about shmalts is not chomet snd what deos #10 mean s/o pls answar me

    to #1
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    to #1

    your yeshus (-pomposity and elitism), set off a cascade of negative (embarrassing!) comments.
    matza is about humility.
    hope you “derher”.

    shmalts is part of an animal
    Guest
    shmalts is part of an animal

    how cud it be chomets number 7 u do NOT NO WHAT UR TALKING ABOUT be carefull what u say bc u look rly stupid

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