How To Use Our Site

Instructions and Details on Using Our Site A. Do a Search: Type your search term or item in the “Search” box in the header. By Product Name: The best results are achieved by first typing the Brand, then the specific Product, (and for large companies add the Country). By UPC Bar Code: Alternatively, if […]

How to Calculate Date Codes

In all cases of trying to determine if a product is yoshon or not, one compares the date found on their product to the Date Code mentioned on our site or found in the Guide to Chodosh. If the date on your package is earlier than the Date Code on or the Guide, it […]

Starting to “Keep Yoshon”

When is the Best Time to Start Keeping Yoshon? Right after Passover, when everything becomes Yoshon. Any grains sprouted from the second day of Pesach and later are considered “chodosh” according to Vayikra [Leviticus] 23:14. One can eat anything out, and all products on the grocery shelves are Yoshon. There is one exception: Items that […]


Below are links to helpful sites, grouped by category. Keeping Yoshon Date Calculator Site: Add or subtract shelf life times to get best by and manufacturing dates. Food for Life Date Calculator: Scroll to the bottom to find out when Food for Life’s products like Ezekiel 4:9 Bread was made. OK Certification Yoshon Product Search: […] News Archives

View, download, or print pdf versions of all our Newsletters and Alerts.To subscribe, fill in and submit the subscription form to the right, and never miss another yoshon update again!To view or download a Newsletter or Alert, click on the date of the one you want. 5782 September 9, 2021 (Tishrei) Newsletter 5781 August […]

Storing Yoshon Products

Storing Yoshon Products It is advisable for flour, barley, oatmeal and packaged macaroni and cheese mix to be kept in a refrigerator or freezer. They can be very prone to bugs. Bugs thrive in hot humid environments, and are particularly a problem during summer months. This is why a freezer or refrigerator is the most […]

What is “Yoshon”?

The Mitzvah of “Keeping Yoshon” Yoshon is defined as “old”, referring to grain. Although “yoshon” means “old”, it certainly does not mean “stale”! It applies to the five special grains of Israel- Wheat, Barley, Spelt, Rye and Oats. This mitzvah is based on the Biblical law from Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:14. A special offering of barley […]

Yoshon Audio Shiurim

Rabbi Shay Tahan From: Torah AnytimeLanguage: EnglishSpeakers: Rabbi Shay TahanDate: April 20, 2020Time: 42 Minutes, 07 SecondsSummary: Kemach Yashan and the Omer From: Torah AnytimeLanguage: EnglishSpeakers: Rabbi Shay TahanDate: April 22, 2020Time: 35 Minutes, 34 SecondsSummary: In-Depth Understanding Of Kemach Yashan Leniencies

Yoshon Establishments

Many establishments such as restaurants, bakeries, and caterers can be found in the back of the “Guide to Chodosh”. Others can be found in information provided by the kosher certification agencies listed below in the downloadable pdfs. On a more local level, please contact any certifying agencies that are not listed below, as we do […]

The 5 Grains and Their Products

A Quick Guide to the 5 Grains Oats Barley Wheat Spelt Rye Oats Oats: This is always the first crop to become chodosh, therefore one must stock up on oat items earlier than all other foods. Oats generally start to become chodosh in mid to late July. Products to Stock Up On: Cereals, granola bars, […]