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THE CHEESE GUY RECEIVES OU KOSHER CERTIFICATION

THE CHEESE GUY RECEIVES OU KOSHER CERTIFICATION; TAKING KOSHER CHEESES TO ENTIRELY NEW HEIGHTS The Cheese Guy, makers of high end, small batch, primarily handmade, artisanal cheeses, has received certification…

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OU Kosher Announces 4th Annual Essay Contest

February 14, 2012 FOURTH ANNUAL OU KOSHER ESSAY CONTEST UNDERWAY, WITH MARCH 30 DEADLINE It’s baaaak! Building on the success and enthusiastic response to the previous contests, the Fourth Annual…

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OU KOSHER ANNOUNCES 2012 OU KOSHER ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

May 7, 2012 The Orthodox Union Kosher Division today announced that four students have been named winners of the 2012 OU Kosher Essay Contest for grades 7-12. The winners are:…

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Zev Kraut Winner OU Kosher Essay Contest 2012

What is G-D teaching me with the laws of kosher? Since the moment G-D gave the Torah to the Jewish people, keeping kosher has been an essential part of the…

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Michelle Natanova Winner OU Kosher Essay Contest 2012

KASHRUT Hashem gave the Jewish people the special privilege to keep Kashrut. Kashrut is a decree that we just do because G-d commanded us to; we do not understand why…

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Shmuel Michaels Winner OU Kosher Essay Contest 2012

Topic: How does Keeping Kosher Enhance Your Jewish Identity? KASHRUT: LONG-TERM GAINS IN A WORLD OF COMPROMISES My grandmother is an amazing chef. She makes the best sponge cake, matzo…

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Hannah Kark – Winner OU Kosher Essay Contest 2012

Topic: “What the Kosher Symbol Means to Me” KASHRUT – MORE THAN JUST A SYMBOL ON A BOX When I walk in to the grocery store it is second nature…

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Lo Basi Ella L’orer – Keurig coffee makers

The Keurig coffee machine, an appliance unbeknownst to most of us two or three years ago, has become a fixture in many homes and offices. This has given rise to a great number of questions surrounding this machine, especially regarding the office setting. At the OU we get asked these questions on a daily basis and I would like to share some of these questions and answers.

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OU Kosher in Great Neck Draws Rave Reviews

“OU Kosher’s Harry H. Beren ASK OU OUTREACH program in Great Neck Sunday night, which was supposed to present the two OU poskim (halachic decisors), Rav Yisroel Belsky and Rav Hershel Schachter, was held under the cloud of the sudden serious illness to Rav Belsky, shlita,” declared Rabbi Yosef Grossman, the organizer of the program and OU Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator. “Rabbi Menachem Genack (CEO of OU Kosher) stepped in as a substitute on very short notice. He and Rav Schachter were outstanding, as can be seen by the following feedback, first from one of the participants, and then from Rabbi Avraham Kohan, the Rav of Congregation Torah Ohr where the event was held.”

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Ask the OU Rabbis Prog in S.FL Enlightens and Entertains

The show must go on….and on: Rabbis Chaim Loike (left) and Dovid Jenkins continue to answer questions following their presentations at the Ask the OU Rabbis session in South Florida.

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