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Watch for Fake Olive Oil

Kashrut expert Rabbi Yosef Zaritsky told shoppers buying oil for Chanukah they should "be on guard for counterfeit oil." Full Story

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Laaniyas Dayti
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Laaniyas Dayti

Hello!? Anybody home on the halacha ranch?

Where does it say you need olive oil bichlal. It’s a nice minhag which was probably not possible in most of Europe where olives don’t grow.

Gevald. When wil manhigim stop sensatioalizing such thing. Just don’t cook with it unless it is kosher. But Licht?

Just go to the super market
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Just go to the super market

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, thats all you need
No Hebrew writing

What is pommace?
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What is pommace?

If you read the label on most bottles of “olive oil” sold for Chanukah, they don’t say pure or virgin olive oil. Who knows what it is anyway? Extra virgin olive oil is the closest thing to shemen zayis zach. All of this “Chanukah oil” is the cheapest type of olive oil, sold for a lot less money than the real thing. Is it even worth bothering with? And what about the “Jelled” Chanukah oil sets. I asked and was told that they are about 85% olive oil and 15% vegetable oil. So much for trying to keep the minhagim… Read more »

olive oil 2.99 a bottle
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olive oil 2.99 a bottle

somehow i donnt think its sheman zayis zach so how can it say for chanukah use and have a hechsher it’s genaivos daas because people assume if they r using oil and it says for chanukah with a hechsher it must be the best!

no 1
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no 1

some of the best olives grow in europe: italy, spain, greece

POMACE OIL
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POMACE OIL

Pomace oil is the 3rd pressing of the olives after extra virgin and pure olive oil is made. Pomace oil is made by soaking the olive oil pits and scraps in chemical solvents to extract the small amount of remaining oil. This is the cheapest form of oil there is and it does not have any formal olive taste or aroma.

halacha
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halacha

it sais in kitzur shulchan aruch that evry oil is kosher for the minorah (קיצור שולחן ארוך סימן קלט סעיף ד’י)

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