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OU Kosher Presents Consumer Hotline FAQ’s for Sukkot

October 5, 2014

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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Pas Yisroel List – 5775

September 16, 2014

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

September 1, 2014

             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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HARRY H. BEREN ASK OU COMMUNITY KASHRUT PROGRAM PROVIDES HANDS-ON KNOWLEDGE TO YU RABBINCAL STUDENTS

July 31, 2014

RIETS students gather around OU Kosher CEO Rabbi Menachem Genack, seated at center, together with Rabbi Yaakov Luban, standing to his near right,and Rabbi Dov Schreier, far right.    …

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A PHILADELPHIA STORY: ASK OU OUTREACH AND FIRST SEDER PRESENTATION IN BALA CYNWYD

July 28, 2014

From left: Rabbi Chaim Loike, OU rabbinic coordinator and bird expert; Rabbi Yitzchok Friedman, OU rabbinic field representative in MD and PA; Rabbi Uri Greenspan, Rosh Yeshivah, First Seder Bais…

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OU KOSHER PRESENTS THE TOP CONSUMER QUESTIONS RECEIVED FOR THE SUMMER

July 2, 2014

 OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers received for the summer. Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org.             These questions are…

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OU KOSHER HONORS TERRY GRILLO OF FIRMENICH FOR 20 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE

May 28, 2014

On May 21 the OU recognized Terry Grillo, Regulatory Specialist at Firmenich, upon the occasion of her retirement after more than 20 years of dedicated service to the Orthodox Union…

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Pfizer Inc. Receives kosher Certification for Elelyso™ (taliglucerase alfa) for Injection, For the Treatment of Type 1 Gaucher Disease, Most Frequently Found Among Ashkenazi Jews

May 19, 2014

Treatment for rare inherited lysosomal storage disorder is the first prescription medication to receive kosher certification from the Orthodox Union Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the Orthodox Union (OU)…

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OU Kosher’s Annual Conference Discusses Role of Technology in Kosher Supervision

May 13, 2014

After a very busy Passover season in April, OU Kosher convened its annual departmental conference in May for rabbinic coordinators and rabbinic field representatives. The conference was held at the…

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OU PASSOVER 2014 WRAP UP: SHARED EFFORT, BIG NUMBERS

May 13, 2014

Even as the 50-day sefirah countdown to Shavuot (June 4-5) proceeds, OU Kosher has released a different set of holiday-related numbers, reflecting the performance of the Orthodox Union during the…

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