Zomick's Challah: The Finest Piece of Jewish Challah in New York City

Zomicks Challah Fruit

Located in Inwood, New York, Zomick's is the kosher bakery leader, specialized in zomick's challah breads, pastries, cakes, cookies, etc. The high quality of their products is based on the old, authentic challah recipe that has been handed down from generations. Quality is something that this kosher bakery never compromises on.

Fruit that grow on trees during the first three years after its planting are called orlah. These fruits are not kosher and are forbidden to eat. This law applies to both Israel and people living worldwide. If you plant a tree in a garden of fruit trees, the first three years the fruit is forbidden to eat, and there is a special procedure on how to harvest the fruit on the fourth year when it is allowed for consumption. But Zomicks recommends consulting with a Rabbi for such matters.

Produce of the land of Israel is a bit different, and has many complications. There are tithes that must be given like such as Terumat HaMaaser, for produce grown in the Land of Israel. Produce that has not been tithed is called tevel and it is not kosher to eat. If you are visiting Israel, or even if you are buying Israeli oranges or tomatoes in your local supermarket, Zomick’s advises that you make sure that proper tithes have been taken from all grains, fruits and vegetables.

For all of their tasty cakes, cookies, muffins and other sorts of sweets made after original Zomick's challah , the Inwood bakery uses only certified kosher fruits. The Torah says that every seven years we have to stop to cultivate the land in Israel. This is called shmitah - the seventh or the sabbatical year. The fruit that grows on the land during the seventh year is not kosher. Today, as the Jewish agricultural industry is starting to return to Israel, all the laws related to shmitah have became valid again. And because of that, if you're buying Israeli produce, make sure the laws adhere to this. The prohibition of eating insects which is mentioned in the Torrah several times, even for the smallest ones, as long as they are visible for the naked eye, brings another concern and that is to make sure that the fruits have no hidden bugs or insects.

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