The Latest In Brooklyn Strictness

Chaim Amalek writes: “The latest in Brooklyn Chumras concerns how vigilant one should be when searching for insects. One Mashgiach began by inspecting all produce with an optical microscope. Then came along another who uses an electron microscope. And not to be outdone, the latest Chumra is to subject all food to an MRI to make sure that no insect has burrowed its way into a piece of fruit or meat. They say it will bring Moshiach closer to us.”

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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