Star-K Side Bar Spring 2010

Other News From The STAR-K

Star-K 7th Annual Kashrus Training Program
Now Accepting Applications

Star-K’s Kashrus Training Program will be held July 12 through July 15, 2010.  This intensive seminar, held at Star-K’s offices in Baltimore, Maryland, is limited to 25 students – rabbonim, kollel fellows, and others serving as klei kodesh – who have studied Yorah Deah. To apply, call Star-K office at 410-484-4110 and speak with Rabbi Zvi Goldberg, or go to here to download the application form.

Know Thy Insects

Confused about which fruits and vegetables need to be checked for bugs and how to check them? Visit our insect checking guide. Get detailed instructions, watch video tutorials, and view pictures and videos of the insects.

Haddar Chabura Shmura Matzos

Haddar Chabura Shmura Matzos are the only matzos certified by Star-K this year. These matzos adhere to the strictest 18 minute standard. The 18 minutes are calculated from the time the water is first poured onto the flour, until the very last matza of that batch is put into the oven. Please be aware that not all 18 minute matzos are the same. Most brands calculate the 18 minute interval so that the actual time is significantly greater than 18 minutes. For more information, visit the Star-K website by going here and selecting the Spring 2009, Vol. 29 No. 1 issue of Kashrus Kurrents, “MachineMatzos: Timing is Everything.”