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#1 the Real Adiel

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 04:35 PM

Does anyone know the scoop? Is this reliable?

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 04:40 PM

Depends who you ask.
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 04:49 PM

I had to look this up before, I posted a thread about it.
From what I found out, it is not reliable and not to be trusted.
Then again, someone said it's OK on its bread hechshers and everything else is no good.

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 04:51 PM

I've mostly seen it in places that are open on Shabbat. Including one bakery that I'm 95% sure is Jewish-owned.
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 07:35 PM

I've seen this heksher mostly on Cheese and Fish products. A black hat Rabbi I know supervises a resturant and they use this cheese (he is OK with it), but he seems to be in the minority.

I'd like to find out more after seeing the cheeses at Costco with this heksher for PENNIES.

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 08:41 PM

The thing is, like with other possibly dubious hechsherim, having a Tablet-K doesn't necessarily mean it's treif. It just means we can't trust it to be kosher. So that rabbi might trust that specific cheese, but it doesn't mean the whole hechsher is OK. I know of specific products under other "bad" hechsherim that are deemed to be OK.
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:14 AM

My rabbi doesn't like it, and he works in kashrus.
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 10:40 AM

I could deal with no Mrs. Paul's or Gortons, but when I saw the Cabot cheeses at Costco, I almost dropped. So many nice looking cheeses, and such a useless hashgacha. It almost brought a tear to my eye.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 10:55 AM

Thanks for help, I'll stay away.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 11:25 AM

I've mostly seen it in places that are open on Shabbat. Including one bakery that I'm 95% sure is Jewish-owned.

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I also have seen it on places where the store is primarily Jewish-owned and closed on Rosh Hashanah and YK-- but the store sells other objectionable "stuff" that we wouldn't eat.
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:41 PM

The Dunkin Donuts in Sloatsburg is under Tablet K, but only for the donuts. What bothers me about this is that right next to the donuts are bagels and croissants which are not certified kosher. Also, that Dunkin Donuts sells bacon and sausage. I have seen frum people eating there but I myself don't feel comfortable. Yes, the donuts are kosher (according to those who hold that Tablet K is kosher) but I'm just not comfortable eating a donut from a place that sells ham.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 02:58 PM

The Dunkin Donuts in Sloatsburg is under Tablet K, but only for the donuts. What bothers me about this is that right next to the donuts are bagels and croissants which are not certified kosher. Also, that Dunkin Donuts sells bacon and sausage.  I have seen frum people eating there but I myself don't feel comfortable. Yes, the donuts are kosher (according to those who hold that Tablet K is kosher) but I'm just not comfortable eating a donut from a place that sells ham.

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Bingo-- that's what I'm talking about-- but by me it's a bagel store.
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Posted 03 February 2005 - 07:34 PM

I could deal with no Mrs. Paul's or Gortons, but when I saw the Cabot cheeses at Costco, I almost dropped.  So many nice looking cheeses, and such a useless hashgacha.  It almost brought a tear to my eye. 

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The cheeses are the reason I want to eat this heksher. I believe an entire lb of feta at Costco costs a little over six dollars.

Do you think that a call to the company to tip them off about the heksher would be in order (or even correct)? I'd love to see a different heksher on their cheeses in possible.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 09:07 PM

I could deal with no Mrs. Paul's or Gortons, but when I saw the Cabot cheeses at Costco, I almost dropped.  So many nice looking cheeses, and such a useless hashgacha.  It almost brought a tear to my eye. 

:)

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The cheeses are the reason I want to eat this heksher. I believe an entire lb of feta at Costco costs a little over six dollars.

Do you think that a call to the company to tip them off about the heksher would be in order (or even correct)? I'd love to see a different heksher on their cheeses in possible.

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You could certainly try, saying they could increase sales by switching hechsherim. If Tablet-K is already enforcing the rules that, say, the OU is, it might switch. If Tablet-K is not holding the same standard on laws of gevinat akum, they may not want to take the steps necessary to conform to standard practice.

It would be nice if they did switch. I ate Cabot cheddar before going strictly kosher and it's very good. Much better than the usual kosher cheese.
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:38 PM

What does the symbol look like? Does anyone have a picture on their computer?

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 02:34 PM

I can't post a pic, but I can describe the Tablet K.

Imagine the luchot (in the way most non-Jews would imagine them) with a K inside.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 03:46 PM

like this
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#18 WanderingJew

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 03:49 PM

I believe its reform.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 03:52 PM

I believe its reform.

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what led you to that belief?
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#20 Jennifer

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:35 PM

I can't post a pic, but I can describe the Tablet K. 

Imagine the luchot (in the way most non-Jews would imagine them) with a K inside.

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like this

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Thanks guys! :)




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