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Dear Rabbi… What are the requirements to have my tanker trailers OU certified?

August 22, 2008

Dear ____: Thank you for your interest in OU kosher certification of your tanker vessels. Kosher products can potentially lose their kosher status if stored in vessels without kosher status,…

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OUKosher.org: World-Wide Window to OU Kosher

August 22, 2008

Now that the Internet has made the expression “information at your fingertips” an ever-present reality, OU Kosher views it as an every-second opportunity. “As the world’s largest and most respected…

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OU Kosher’s China Syndrome

August 21, 2008

OU Kosher’s China Syndrome, Or How I travelled To Shanghai To Promote The World’s Most Popular Kashrut Symbol And Experienced A Shabbat To Remember

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OU RFR Profile – Rabbi Moshe Bomzer

August 21, 2008

Rabbi Moshe E. Bomzer has served as spiritual leader of congregations in Hollywood, FL, Toronto, ON and Albany, NY over the past 33 years. He received his rabbinical ordination from…

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OU Profile – Rabbi Zvi Goodman

August 21, 2008

Born in Hartford, CT, Rabbi Howard (Zvi) Goodman was educated at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University, and is a graduate of Yeshiva University. After studying advanced…

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OU Kosher Provides Meals for a Captive Audience

August 21, 2008

ALBANY, NY – Getting out of prison wasn’t supposed to be this easy. On a sunny spring afternoon, Josh Wildman, mashgiach with the Vaad HaKashruth of the Capital District, locked…

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OU Kosher Releases Two New DVD’s On the Kashrut of Meat and Birds

August 20, 2008

Two new OU Kosher DVDs – Meat & Birds now available

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OU Kosher Supervisor In Louisville Plays Matchmaker

July 14, 2008

Rabbi Yosef Levy’s official job is as a Rabbinic Field Representative (RFR) in Kentucky and Indiana for the Orthodox Union, in which he certifies food plants as kosher, but in his spare time he uses that position for another, altruistic pursuit: playing matchmaker between the OU-certified companies he supervises and Louisville’s Jewish Family and Vocational Service’s (JFVS) Food Pantry.

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New Concern For Kosher Pizza Eaters Prompts OU Kosher

June 20, 2008

Kosher pizza, anyone? Those who keep the laws of kemach yashan must check whether their favorite pizza stores certify that the wheat used to bake the pizza is kemach yashan, the Torah law that states that only grains (barley, oats, rye, spelt and wheat) that took root prior to Passover may be consumed in the current year. Jewish law mandates its observance in Israel, while allowing for leniencies outside of Israel. Nonetheless, there are people who observe this law even outside of Israel, and they are facing problems.

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Orthodox Union Announces Newly Certified Kosher for Passover Products

March 20, 2008

Once again this year, for the festive holiday of Passover, the Orthodox Union has made available a list of newly certified OU Kosher for Passover products.

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