Star-K Side Bar Fall 2008

Other News From The STAR-K


TeleKosher Conference Program for Local Kashrus Agencies

STAR-K’s 5th Annual Kashrus Training Program

Published Fall 2008

What do Plano, Texas; Thornhill, Ontario; and Olney, Maryland have in common?  They are just some of the hometowns of STAR-K’s fifth annual Kashrus Training Seminar participants.

Profiles of Courage and Inspiration

Published Fall 2008

Part I – A Trip to the Otzer Bais Din
Dateline:  Erev Shabbos Kodesh, Parshas Balak, 8 Tammuz
Place:  Geula, Yerushalayim

Charting the Course of Shmitta

Published Fall 2008

The mitzvah of shmitta poses many challenges for those who live in Eretz Yisrael.  The main challenge, of course, is for the farmers.  However, the consumer has his challenges, as well.  It is always preferable to purchase produce from stores that have reliable kosher certification to ensure that there are no halachic problems.  If there is no such store available, one must be certain not to transgress the laws of shmitta in the purchase, consumption, or interaction with shmitta produce.  These are the different categories of halachos that one has to take into consideration: