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Author:  Dave
E-mail:  daw0416412@cs.com
Date:  1/11/2006 4:58:00 PM
Subject:  another approach
Message:  You have stated that everyone must ask his own Rav any question. But this means that there must be a question. If you don't have a question, you don't have to ask. "Every difficult thing they asked Moses but the simple things they decided."
If Kashrut organizations decide to put their stamp on Potatoes or Apples, I believe most readers of your web site would agree that potatoes and apples that do not carry the "Kashrut stamp of approval" are still kosher. I believe that you have made a logical and convincing case that ingredients are sufficient to determine the kashrut and dairy status of all non-meat products. I therefore maintain, that if one is convinced of your argument, the matter no longer requires a shailas Rav, and that all who agree with your logic are free to follow this psak, regardless of who their Rav may be. Of course, if one chooses to ask ones Rav, then you run the risk of being Cholek on you Rav' explicit psak, and that is a no-no.
Reply:  Pretty accurate...

But if the Rav says no, he owes you an explanation of some sort.

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