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to #9
February 4, 2015 10:42 am

Boxer is good if you grind it. Look for carob recipes.

Yossel
February 4, 2015 12:41 am

I suggest a BOXER Rebellion! That stuff tastes awful, and breaks your teeth! Can’t we eat fruits that at least taste good and are chewable??

Bugging out
February 4, 2015 12:21 am

This list may cause problems between people unfamiliar with the halachos and those who are. Wouldn’t a video showing the insects and the procedures for checking be more effective than just a list?

Finally!!!
February 3, 2015 5:10 pm

Finally a clear list of things that need to be checked. People are so so ignorant in the bugs matter. People think all is so clean. So many ignoramus people out there

Bugs = Bacon
February 3, 2015 3:58 pm

What would you do if small amounts of bacon are sprinkled on your fruit/nuts? How about if someone sprinkled a bit of milk powder on your meat? It is REALLY hard to see the bacon! The milk powder is invisible! I guess you would laugh it off and eat it because the “torah wants us to be normal and what we dont see is ok and G-D loves us”. Problem is, in this scenario, the bacon or milk powder MIGHT be botel, and POSSIBLY okay to eat (at least midoraysa), but whole bugs are NOT botel. Also, bacon has “only”… Read more »

its not a matter of G-d's love for us
February 3, 2015 2:10 pm

Its a matter of our love for G-d.
Yes, for Him I will go a little crazy…
Never did put my almonds thru a strainer, but I also never knew they could be infested..
Thanks collive for posting 🙂

to #2
February 3, 2015 2:10 pm

You missed the point.
He wants us to keep the Torah properly, which = no eating bugs.

LOL isnt exactly a respectful response to a Rabbinic statement
February 3, 2015 1:43 pm

a little much…. until you come across a bug infested batch of almond flour

YUCK!

A little much
February 3, 2015 1:15 pm

He wants people to put almonds chopped in a strainer to sift for bugs.

LOL

We are normal people and the torah wants us to be normal what we dont see is ok and G-D loves us even if we dont send almonds and nuts thru a sifter…

Caterers?
February 3, 2015 12:51 pm

Often at simchas I often see strawberries with the green top attached. Following these guidelines, this seems impossible,

Are the hashgochas allowing caterers to be exempt?

Also, what do caterers do to be able to serve the green leafy salads? Do they check EACH leaf??

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