Star-K: Israeli Product Update

In Newsletter Items, Pesach Updates 2019 by Yisroel Pollock

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April 17, 2019

Carrots and citrus fruits are arriving in the U.S. from Eretz Yisroel and are subject to the halachos applying to Israeli produce. As an example, Trader Joe’s is selling Israeli tangerines. Click here  for instructions on the Star-K website.

Biur Ma’aser is required this year for ma’aser in one’s possession. 

Click here to read about this Mitzvah on the Star-K website. 

Shemitta Wine – Any 2015 wine from Israel was produced from Shemitta produce. Due to lack of sales in Eretz Yisroel, a large stock of this wine has been sent to the U.S. within the past few weeks and is now being sold in many wine stores. There are a number of concerns with the way this wine has been handled, resulting in problems in consuming this wine. Each person should consult his Rav for guidance or choose a different wine.