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11 Nissan 5761 - April 4, 2001 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Glatt 5761: Shearis Yisroel Kashrus Guide
by B. Rabinowitz

Glatt 5761, the 17th edition of the kashrus guide of the BaDaTz of Shearis Yisroel, is currently being distributed all over the country. Like its predecessors, this year's edition includes many sections offering up-to- date information on the kashrus of various products for use on Pesach as well as throughout the year.

Other features include a surveys of the activities of Shearis' widespread kashrus network in Israel and abroad and articles on practical halocho on a broad range of issues, written by maranan verabonon, the gedolei haposkim and by the rabbonim and morei horo'oh of Shearis Yisroel.

Among the subjects it discusses are: erev Pesach that falls on Shabbos, erev Shabbos Hagodol when erev Pesach falls on Shabbos, and biyur ma'asros. A detailed chapter on the sale of chometz is included. It also explains the meaning of the bill of sale to a non- Jew.

Other special features include: the sequence of the meals on Shabbos erev Pesach according to the Chazon Ish and an elucidation by HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv regarding the afikoman. In addition, the booklet includes pertinent timetables, shiurim charts, explanations of customs, as well as lists of places for the sale of chometz and for the collection of coins for bi'ur ma'asros.

A detailed, up-to-date review of year-round kashrus activities of the BaDaTz of Shearis Yisroel is included in the booklet, stressing the network's special hiddurim.

Outlets for the purchase of prepared salads by means of a shlichus arrangement are also listed, along with consumer guidelines. A special chapter on the shlichus arrangement for the supply of fruits and vegetables during the shmittah year is also included. Shmittas kesofim and prozbul are discussed at length, while professional, reliable and updated information about kosher lePesach medicine is also discussed.

An additional section contains a photographed review of the various activities of Shearis Yisroel, such as its Marriage Registration Department, as well as a puzzle for youngsters on the values of kashrus.


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