Sunday, February 13, 2011

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Random Pictorial Musings

by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths

Kosher Inflation – proving that we’ve incorporated every possible extra custom so you can be assured that the product you are buying is more kosher than your neighbors…

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Glatt Kosher – Glatt originally meant an extra step in checking the health of the lungs of a slaughtered large kosher animal (large meaning cow, sheep, etc).  In the last 20 years it’s come to mean any product that maintains the highest level of kosher standards and incorporates extra stringencies.

Mehadrin – Means a product that maintains the highest level of kosher standards and incorporates extra stringencies.

Glatt Mehadrin – Means it’s extra double special kosher kosher?  Kosher inflation!

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Jerusalem is G-d’s holy city and the center of Judaism.  It’s also the capital of the State of Israel.  As such it’s subject to visits by foreign dignitaries and flag flying during state visits.  Traveling into Jerusalem on Friday presented this national flag that I’ve never seen before.  What country is it?

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Bet you don’t pass this on the highway too often…  (for anyone unclear, that’s a couple of tanks.)

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What’s being advertised on the back of that Egged Israeli bus?  It’s the new Egged Time application plug-in for Google Chrome!  Google and Egged buses, a partnership made in… (????)

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Israel, always interesting.

2 comments:

  1. East Timor

    The Timorese flag: red, with a black isosceles triangle (based on the hoist side) superimposed on a slightly longer yellow arrowhead that extends to the center of the flag; there is a white star in the center of the black triangle.

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  2. Glatt L'mehadrin actually makes sense. Glatt does not mean "any product that maintains the highest level of kosher standards and incorporates extra stringencies", it simply means that the lungs were checked. (Reality check - if you saw a package of chicken or cheese labeled "Glatt" you'd probably point it out as absurd, as you should.) Glatt L'mehadrin just means that the lungs were checked to a higher standard. I've never heard of such a thing before, but people invent chumras all the time.

    The fact is, the term Mehadrin actually means nothing in particular. Anyone can put the word on any sort of packaging without breaking any law whatsoever.

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