Consumer Kosher

The Spiritual Significance of Shemittah

September 9, 2014

by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Why would the Torah dictate such a challenging set of laws, requiring that landowners relinquish their land and neither plant nor reap for an entire…

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Everything You Need To Know About Shemittah

September 9, 2014

Photos courtesy of Keren Hashviis By Y. Dov Krakowski While shemittah (the Sabbatical year of the land) has unfortunately become a hot political topic in modern-day Israel, it is important to remember…

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Aged Cheese List

May 1, 2014

Here are some common cheeses and the lengths of time for which they are aged:

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Rope Walker, the Legend

December 30, 2013

Rabbi Ranaan Broderick RFR, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska Wellington, Kansas. Established: April 4, 1871. Location: Exit 19 on Interstate 35. Population: 8,172. Largest and most attended venue: Wal-Mart. Some…

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OU KOSHER EXPERTS ANSWER SUKKOT QUESTONS ON THE SUKKAH, SCHACH, AND EATING IN THE SUKKAH

September 17, 2013

             OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers in preparation for Sukkot. Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org. The…

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OU Kosher Presents OU Kosher Hotline Frequently Asked Questions for Sukkot

September 17, 2013

OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers in preparation for Sukkot. Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org. The questions below were answered by  Rabbi…

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OU KOSHER EXPERTS ANSWER ROSH HASHANA QUESTIONS ON HONEY; PAT YISRAEL DURING ASERET YIMEI TESHUVA

August 28, 2013

             OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers in preparation for Rosh Hashana. Questions may also be…

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Pas Yisroel List – 5774

August 27, 2013

The Tur (Orach Chaim, Siman 603), based upon the Talmud Yerushalmi, cites the custom for Jews to be stringent during the Aseres Yimei Teshuva to eat exclusively ‘Pas Yisroel’ bread….

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Cardboard No More

June 13, 2013

The Kosher pizza industry has been transformed in recent years, leading, leading to many opportunities and challenges, both for manufacturers and for the OU.

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Kosher in the Dairy Case

June 13, 2013

From genetically engineered microbial rennet to ‘Rocky Road’ ice cream, the dairy industry presents new challenges to the kosher kitchen. As with many other food products, modem food technology has…

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