Thursday, August 21, 2008

Otzar HaAretz in Machaneh Yehudah

In Machaneh Yehudah there is currently (again) a store with Otzar HaAretz's signs and hechsher. It is the same store and owner as last time.

This time, I was able to successfully reach someone at the Otzar HaAretz toll free number.

They did indeed give him a hechsher again, but it was only for the month of Tammuz.

The goods he is selling are not from Otzar HaAretz.

There was a time in our history that wearing tefillin all day was taken as a sign of being an honest person. Eventually that came to not be the case. (I believe this is brought in the 2nd or 3rd perek of Yerushalmi Brachot)

A kippah, unfortunately, is not a teudat kashrut.


  1. Besides that, the man openly stole from me on three separate occasions. I gave him the benefit of the doubt the first two times, but by the third time it was clearly a pattern. Each time, he set one bag of vegetables aside and apart from the rest. The first time I didn't notice until I got home and found I didn't have it. The second time I was watching and saw what he did, but it could have been innocent. The third time, he did the exact same thing, there was no longer any question. Do not do business with him. He also has Arabs working there and they are sooo rude!

  2. If you are searching for otzar beit din fruit in the Shuk, there are a few badatz hechsher places on Etz Chayim that also occasionally have otzar beit din.