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Volume 40: Number 28

Mon, 25 Apr 2022

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Message: 1
From: Rabbi Meir G. Rabi
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2022 23:18:57 +1000
[Avodah] Gluten Free During Pesach

Thank you for your observations, R Zev and R Akiva.

In Australia there is zero chance of any wheat or barley etc. in Gluten
Free products because it has legal standing because someone with an
intolerance might die if they ingest a contaminated product.

Recalls of various foods for any number of reasons is not unknown and the
factory that contributed to that issue will be comprehensively audited by a
government agency that shows no mercy. Furthermore, the manufacturers
employ specialists to set up the safety protocols and if they have been
slack they too will be heavily fined.

I understand from my research that these guidelines are applicable in all
first world countries.

Even non-first world countries cannot produce for first world unless they
meet those same strict standards.

Yes R Akiva, I did drift slightly from the subject to the main body.

I find it V difficult to believe that you have personally seen [presumably
in the USA] Certified Gluten Free foods which contain oats. Is it possible
that they were oats that had the gluten removed? Would be indebted if you
might send a pic.

Although as you say, the problem is that we are human and accidents happen;
nevertheless halacha is not predicated upon prodigy absolute guarantees.


Meir G. Rabi

0423 207 837
+61 423 207 837
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Message: 2
From: Rabbi Meir G. Rabi
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 11:58:00 +1000
[Avodah] Re contamination in foods

Israeli Health Ministry warns milk traces found in honey

I'd be pleased to see the or any follow up to this, will the company be
penalized etc. because they did not discover this until it was brought to
their attention by consumers.

Now it is possible that the company did test and it did pass the standard
because it was below the ppl or ppb threshold.

And the Halachic Q: if this was Chazer or Chamets would it be a problem?
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Message: 3
From: Arie Folger
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 14:17:35 +0200
Re: [Avodah] R' Yishmael-Kaddish

RJRich asked:
> Anyone know why we aren't chosheish to say r' chanaya mishna prior
> to this [at the end of Korbanot --AF] kaddish to have a dvar aggadita?

How about because there is no such chiyuv? There is a question which is
more deserving of Kaddish deRabbanan, devar aggadah or devar halakhah. But
either way, the Kaddish at the end of Korbanot follows both halakhah and
aggadah/derush (the actual beretta "Rabbi Yishma'el Omer). So do we need to
recite the additional devar aggadah of Rabbi Chananya ben Aqashya?
Mit freundlichen Gr??en,
Yours sincerely,

Arie Folger
Visit my blog at http://rabbifolger.net/

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Message: 4
From: Prof. L. Levine
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2022 12:11:04 +0000
[Avodah] Chametz owned by a Jew during Pesach is forbidden

From today's OU Kosher Halacha Yomis

Q. Chametz owned by a Jew during Pesach is forbidden after Pesach. This is
known as chametz she?ovar olav haPesach. May I purchase chametz after
Pesach from any non-Jewish owned store?

A. A non-Jew is permitted to own chametz on Pesach, and he may sell it
after Pesach to a Jew. However, if a non-Jew purchases chametz that was
owned by a Jew during any part of Pesach, that chametz is chametz she?ovar
olav haPesach and is forbidden. Similarly, if a Jewish owned distributor
supplies chametz to a non-Jewish owned supermarket, that chametz in the
supermarket is forbidden as well. Therefore, when determining where to shop
after Pesach, it is not sufficient to establish that the owners of a store
are not Jewish; one must also investigate who supplies chametz to the store
as well. If the supplier is Jewish and did not sell his chametz, one must
wait until the chametz clears out of inventory. This can take a few weeks
for cereals, crackers and other such items that have a long shelf life.
Items such as bread that have a short shelf life may be bought after a few
days. Cereals or other foods that do not contain any of the five grains
(wheat, barley, oats, spelt, rye) may be 
 purchased immediately after Pesach. Vinegar can be assumed to be kitniyos and is not a concern after Pesach.

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