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Bagel Boss Kosher?

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  1. rabbi_dr
    Member

    Does anyone know if bagel boss has a reliable hechsher? Thanks

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    I like bagels.

    How about you tell us what the hechsher is, and we'll tell you whether we personally rely on it (if we've heard of it).

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. lakewhut
    Member

    http://www.bagelboss.com/rabbinical-letter.php
    they don't have pork or anything it's probably just as kosher as dd bagels would be

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. mylogic37
    Member

    After a simple google search... http://www.bagelboss.com/rabbinical-letter.php

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. mewho
    Member

    why dont you call them?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. zahavasdad
    zahavasoneluckygirl

    That Rabbi is a member of the Vaad of Queens.

    The Vaad of Queens doesnt hechsher certain places like those open on Shabbos (Owned by Goyim, but no meat sales Like an Ice Cream Store) so Rav Shecter does the hechsher for those places

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. MDG
    Member

    Here is the Rabbi's shul's web site:
    http://mysite.verizon.net/ohrmoshe/

    You can read about him on the about page. He seems like a normal frum rabbi, but that does not prove one way or the other about his hashgacha.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. monseyrav
    Member

    If you are not makpid on cholov yisroel - absolutely. Rav Schechter is a knowledgeable, trustworthy chareidi yid. FYI, he is the son in law of Rav Peretz Steinberg from YI Queens Valley and the Vaad Harrabanim of Queens. His supervision is strict, not one that relies on assorted 'kulos'. He deals with Shabbos issues 'al pi halacha'. All the above from personal knowledge.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    Ah, Rabbi Shechter. He is a son in law of Rabbi Steinberg, and is the one who is machshir all the places in Queens that are open on shabbos.

    The Vaad of Queens will not certify anyone who is open on shabbos. People who live in Queens may wish to support the vaad, its monopoly (which I think is a good thing), and its policies by not patronizing stores which don't use the vaad.

    I don't live in Queens, so I don't need to be involved in their politics. I eat from his establishments, with gusto.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. Ask your local orthodox rabbi.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    Ask your local orthodox rabbi.

    This is a good place to ask. You can see there was already good information put forward.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. popa - I agree, this is a good source for information. However, the question of whether a particular hashgacha meets your own standards is a more personal issue.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    Sure, but it is a personal question that should be made based on information.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    I asked a friend of mine knowledgable in kashrus who runs the Kosher Newxus blog (no shaychus at all to any kashrus orgs, so he is not nogea b'davar on anything).

    He says that R' Schechter is fine, but that R' Steinberg is no good, that Triangle K and Ner Tamid K are good, but Tablet K no good, and that "The Good Life" cheese produced under the hashgacha of R' Dovid Katz is no good because it is mamesh gevinas akum.

    On that note, does anyone know more of R' Dovid Katz? I've seen his teudah on Chock Full of Nuts in Flatbush, and his hechsher on Russian baked goods. The fact that he allows cheese that would be kasher per the shita of Tosafot and not the Rambam is telling, IMHO, since this is a view of Tosafot which nobody sems to follow, although Rav Soloveitchik followed it and ate Kraft cheese.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. yehudayona
    Member

    None of their locations are in Queens, but some are in places on Long Island where the Queens Vaad holds sway. To my mind, the one that stands out in the Hewlett location, which is on the edge of the 5 Towns Vaad's sphere of influence. But I guess the owner wants to have the same hashgacha everywhere (unlike Seasons for example).

    Posted 1 year ago #
  16. 2scents
    Mint and Raspberry

    He deals with Shabbos issues 'al pi halacha'

    Something tells me that you are trying to point out that he does not have a problem with stores that are open on Shabboss..

    Posted 1 year ago #
  17. zahavasdad
    zahavasoneluckygirl

    He deals with Shabbos issues 'al pi halacha'

    Something tells me that you are trying to point out that he does not have a problem with stores that are open on Shabboss..

    An Ice Cream Store like Baskin Robbins owned by Asians is allowed to be open on Shabbos, It does not need a Mashgiach Timidi.

    These are stores owned by GOYIM, not owned by jews.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    These are stores owned by GOYIM, not owned by jews.

    Well, frequently they are owned by jews, but there is a non-jewish partner who owns it for shabbos.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  19. DaasYochid
    a singular mind

    He says that R' Schechter is fine, but that R' Steinberg is no good

    For clarification, he undoubtedly meant the Steinberg who collects money through the "Cup K", NOT the Rabbi Peretz Steinberg, Rabbi A. Schechter's father-in-law, that popa was referring to. Rav Peretz Steinberg is extremely ehrlich. He is officially the posek for R' Asher Schechter's hashgocha, but has no hechsher of his own.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  20. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    DY: Yes, thank you for clarifying that. He undoubtedly means the one you are referring to.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  21. MDG
    Member

    "Rav Soloveitchik followed it and ate Kraft cheese. "

    I have heard that is just an urban legend.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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