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ABOUT ASK OU

As the leader in worldwide kosher certification, the Orthodox Union takes additional steps to serve as a leader in educating the public in matters of kosher law. Over the past…

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RABBI MENACHEM GENACK, CEO OF OU KOSHER, TO RECEIVE AWARD AT RIETS ANNUAL GALA, SUNDAY, MARCH 8 IN NEW YORK CITY

Rabbi Menachem Genack   Rabbi Menachem  Genack, chief executive officer of the Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division, will be honored at the annual gala of the Yeshiva University affiliate Rabbi Isaac…

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OU KOSHER EXPERTS ANSWER TOP PURIM QUESTIONS FOR 2015

OU Kosher presents the most frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers. Questions may be submitted to kosherq@ou.org as well. The Purim questions were answered by Rabbi Eli Gersten, rabbinic…

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Boca Raton ASK OU Event Coming Up

Boca Raton Synagogue presents in conjunction with OU Community Services and ASK OU OUTREACH a Community Kashrus Event. Sunday, Feb, 08, 2015 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM 9:30 AM What…

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HARRY H. BEREN ASK OU EXPANDS, ADDING PROGRAMS AND STAFF; RABBI ELI ELEFF JOINS RABBI YOSEF GROSSMAN IN ADMINISTERING KASHRUS EDUCATION INITIATIVE

            Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Kosher Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator In the beginning, going back to 1996, there were the Advanced Seminars on Kashrus, OU…

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The Halachot of Waiting Between Meals

A overview and discussion of the laws of waiting between meat and milk

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Is Olive Oil Permitted for Use for the Chanukah Menorah?

by Rabbi Akiva Tendler, RC Dressings, Emulsifier, Oil With Chanukah quickly approaching our thoughts turn to olive oil used for the Menorah. Many people are confused with the various types…

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AMI Magazine Interviews Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher

Rabbi Hershel Schachter once told me that if there’s a disagreement in matters of halachah at the OU between him and Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, you are the deciding vote. The…

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Meet the Woman Who Keeps Tootsie Rolls Kosher

If you keep kosher, and enjoy eating a handful of Tootsie Rolls or drinking a tall glass of Gatorade, you have Phyllis Koegel to thank. As marketing director of the Orthodox…

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ASK OU comes to Monsey: Contemporary Issues & Halachic Applications in Dairy Kashrus

Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer recently presented a well received shiur on dairy issues at the Ohr Chaim Night Kollel in Monsey. He received the following letter from Rabbi Nochum Scheiner the…

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Everything You Need To Know About Shemittah

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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