Consumer Kosher

Hard Truths About Hard Liquor

August 11, 2014

Drinking is part of Jewish life – yet many don’t realize that liquor requires Kosher certification.

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The OU: Mastering the Challenges of Producing Kosher Wine

August 1, 2014

Over the last ten years there has been a veritable explosion in the certification of kosher wine. Kosher wine is now produced on every continent and in most of the world’s premier wine regions. While the manufacture and handling of kosher wines (and grape juice) involves certain unique challenges, with the OU’s experience and expertise these have been met and overcome, providing consumers an ever- increasing variety of kosher wine products.

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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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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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A Time to Eat and A Time to Wait

June 13, 2013

General guidelines for waiting between the consumption of milchig and fleishig foods

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Kosher Cheese

June 13, 2013

“Rabbi, why doesn’t most hard cheese have a hechsher? After all, the ingredients all seem kosher?”

The above question is often posed to me and my colleagues in the kashrus industry. While the question is simple, the answer is a bit more complex.

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Ice Cream and Other Frozen Desserts

June 13, 2013

Before we know it, the heat of summer will be upon us, and many of us will be consuming ice cream and other frozen sweets in an effort to keep…

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