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The OU: Mastering the Challenges of Producing Kosher Wine

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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HARRY H. BEREN ASK OU COMMUNITY KASHRUT PROGRAM

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.             The Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division recently held its annual seminar for advanced semicha (ordination) students at RIETS, the rabbinical seminary of Yeshiva University. The Harry H. Beren ASK OU Kashrut…

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HARRY H. BEREN ASK OU COMMUNITY KASHRUT PROGRAM

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.             The Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division recently held its annual seminar for advanced semicha (ordination) students at RIETS, the rabbinical seminary of…

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

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 Medrash; Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU senior educational rabbinic coordinator; and Rabbi Avraham Shmidman of the Lower Merion Synagogue. In the spirit of the City of…

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

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 kosher program. Firmenich is one of the global leaders in the flavor industry. Left to right: Elisa Berger, Flavor Analyst and Administrative Assistant to Rabbi…

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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

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) has granted kosher certification to ELELYSO™ (taliglucerase alfa) for injection, an enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for the long-term treatment of adults with a confirmed diagnosis…

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Role of Technology in Kosher Supervision

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 Renaissance Hotel in Brooklyn with 150 attendees arriving from all over North America. The event was coordinated by Rabbi Michael Morris, rabbinic coordinator for OU…

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OU PASSOVER 2014 WRAP UP: SHARED EFFORT, BIG NUMBERS

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 recently concluded Passover festival. As always, Passover was a gargantuan effort for the Orthodox Union, but the work was organizational rather than departmental, and shared…

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OU Honors Mr. Edmundo Gabaldon of Cargill Foods Mexico

The Orthodox Union honors Mr. Edmundo Gabaldon of Cargill Foods Mexico for his dedication and excellence in support of the OU’s programs servicing the community worldwide. Edmundo Gabaldon accepted the award on May 15, 2014 from Rabbi Genack , CEO of OU Kosher on behalf of Cargill. Edmundo noted the wonderful work of the OU and how much…

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Aged Cheese List

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

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