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Monday, December 19, 2011

Why is there no hechsher on stam?

Following Bais Hastam's post, why can't there be a hechsher on stam ie people get accustomed to buying only with hechsher, just like food, that will remove the negative elements and fraudsters

As far as I know at the moment tghere is only landau and that is not very big

8 comments:

  1. Nachman,the sad truth is that as soon as you start mass producing stam, it is hard to guarantee that everything is 100%

    I personally check all mezuzos and parshiyos I sell. and I send a lot of stuff back, even if it is still kosher. If I started relying on other people I feel I would no longer be abe to quality control properly. Sure, I would sell more but it would only then be a matter of time until I would start to receive complaints and critcisim.

    The rabbanim who give hechsherim know that in all probability the itmes they sell will be scrutinized by another sofer within a few years. when mistakes occur, and they usually do in mass production, they will get a bad rap.

    In food production, no external examinations occur. so if a mistake happens they can cover up or find left field hetairim. No angry consumer will come knocking on their door 3 years later holding a parsha with a negiya, blaming all their life's ills on their incompetence.

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  2. yes eli you are correct however when i started selling i asked mishmeres stam why they will not give a hechsher-THE REPLY "SINCE THE KLAF HAS NO HASHGACHA WE CANNOT GIVE A HECHSHER"

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  3. But now that most KLAF factories do have a HECHSHER why can't MISHMERES STa"M give a HECHSHER on MEZUZOS, PARSHIYOS ect.

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  4. I will refer the question to Rabbi Greenfeld from Vaad Mishmeres STa"M

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  5. what would be the ideal hechsher
    would the hechsher be including haga or a hechsher on the klaf sofer-has kabala etc still leaving the haga to the sofer -socher

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  6. Maybe both options with different color stickers.

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