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Shopping for Kosher

Shopping for Kosher foods, baked goods, fresh fruit and packaged goods; looking out for the Kosher certification and labels.
Kosher Certification, Kosher

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Anonymous hki via January 12, 2012

Kosher reastaurant Do you still have a kosher restaurant at the Tallinn new Synagogue? How is it open? Web pages? Email or telephone number?

Do you still have the shop by the synagogue in Tallinn? How is it open? Web page? Can we pay with a credit card? Reply

Anonymous Holly Springs, NC February 8, 2009

kosher label Sometimes there is just a K or U and other times a D (for dairy) or parve is added. If there is just a K or a U on the box, how do I know if it is parve? The ingredients label is not always easy to decipher. Reply

Anonymous Marshalls Creek, PA via July 23, 2006

K-D in film I enjoy your series on Keeping Kosher. However, while watching the short film on shopping, I noticed you spotlighted a K-D kosher symbol, which was not a kashrut supervision agency, but just a simple K-D. It was always my understanding that if the kosher symbol is not a copyrighted logo, it could not be reliable. The letter K can be printed on any box as letters themselves are not copyrighted. Since many of the commercial Kellogg cereals and many yogurts have now reverted from a recognized kashrut supervision agency to a simple K, I have refrained from purchasing them, as I am not sure if the product is really kosher. Without an authorized supervision, how can I be sure that ingredient changes are permissable? Are there products where the non-hechshered K (or K-D) are permissable?

Thank you. Reply

Anonymous Maplewood, NJ June 29, 2006

Kosher Produce -- Additional Consideration The narrator indicates that there are absolutely no issues to take into consideration when shopping for produce -- however, I think I would be remis if I did not point out that produce that is pre-cut by the grocer, for example watermelon, is something to be wary of.

This is because of the possibility that the knife used could previously been used for non-kosher foods. Therefore, cut fruit and produce should be avoided -- unless it is known for certainty that the knives have only been used for produce. Reply