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Dishwasher

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. We just moved into an apartment…

Israeli Produce

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. My va’ad sent out an alert that…

Fatty Acids

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. A Mashgiach said that something…

Zoo

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. We’re planning a trip to the…

Frozen Vegetables

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Is it okay to buy frozen vegetables…

Fish and Meat

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. What can you tell me about eating…

Microwave

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Is there any way to use a non-kosher…

Berachos

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. My chavrusa and I are learning…

Restaurant Mashgiach

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. What does a restaurant Mashgiach …

Lactose

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. What is lactose? Is it dairy? …

Color

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. How do they make “colors” for…

Lab-Grown Meat

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. We are vegetarian and are hoping…

Vinegar

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Is there anything I need to…

Wraps

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. What bracha do I recite on…

Refrigerator and Oven

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Am I allowed to open the refrigerator…

Pas Yisroel

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. I’ve heard of chalav Yisroel,…

Instant Coffee

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Is it okay to make instant coffee,…

Shellac

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Someone told me he doesn’t…

Yoshon

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Why do some people only eat …

Drinks

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Which drinks can I buy even…

Logos

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Which kosher symbols are acceptable?  …

Shechitos

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. What’s the difference between…

Chalav Yisroel

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. My family doesn’t limit themselves…

Waiting 6 Hours

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Is it true that sometimes you…

“D” and “DE”

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. What’s the difference between…

Ceramic Knives

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Do ceramic knives require …

Tartaric Acid

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. A friend told me that tartaric…

Glycerin

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. What is glycerin, and why is…

Filet Mignon

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. There was an ad in my local paper…

Containers of Packaged Goods

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. I know that metal and glass…

Gluten-Free Flour

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Are there any kashrus differences…

Transportation

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. We passed a truck on the highway…

Alcoholic Beverages

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Can you give me a quick rundown…

Disposable Pans & Electrical Devices

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Do I have to toveil disposable…

Eggs

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Is there anything I need to…

Vegetable Oil

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Is there anything wrong with…

Different Community Standards

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Some of my siblings live in…

Arlah Trees

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. I just learned that arlah …

Water

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. My chavrusa challenged…

Cheese

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. I eat chalav stam, so since…

Kitnios

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. We’re going to my daughter…

Urns

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Why are they selling hot water…

Hafrashas Challah

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Do I have to be mafrish challah …

Hard Boiled Eggs

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Is it true that some Rabbis…

Glatt and Beis Yosef

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. What’s the difference between…

Fish

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. When it comes to fish, such…

Medical Drinks

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. Are there any kashrus questions…

Rice

By Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Administrative Rabbinic Coordinator Q. I travel a lot, and there’s…