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OU KOSHER Prepares the Public for Pesach on a Grand and High-Tech Scale

At OU Kosher, “Preparing for Pesach” takes on a whole new meaning! This Pesach season, OU Kosher again distinguished itself among kashrus agencies by offering expanded consumer information and education across the media spectrum. From Ask OU Pesach shiurim, to the OU Kosher Pesach Webinar, to the OU Kashrus Hotline and Webbe Rebbe email service….

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VIVA LA OU KOSHER! BRINGING THE TASTE OF ITALY HOME

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CHAMETZ SHEAVAR ALAV HAPESACH: THE SUPERMARKET CONTROVERSY

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OU Kosher Answers Your Top Ten Pesach FAQs

OU Kosher presents the most frequently asked consumer questions to-date on the  OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241). Questions may be submitted to kosherq@ou.org as well. The Passover questions were answered by Rabbi Tzvi Nussbaum, the voice of OU Kosher’s Consumer Hotline. The responses were reviewed by Rabbi Yaakov Luban, OU Kosher executive rabbinic coordinator. Rabbi Moshe Zywica,…

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OU KOSHER COMES TO YOUR RESCUE DURING PRE-PASSOVER BUSY SEASON

Some Tips to Ease Your Passover Preparations “Come on in”, says a voice behind two large computer screens. The rabbi, whose velvety yarmulke and raised eyebrows are barely visible beneath ancient and contemporary books stacked as high as the Pyramid of Giza, is now in the middle of busy season – answering consumer questions for…

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OU KOSHER BRINGS TWO PRE-PESACH UNIQUE SHIURIM TO LAKEWOOD, MONDAY, APRIL 18 AT NOON

            As Pesach approaches, OU Kosher will bring its Harry H. Beren ASK OU Outreach program to Lakewood for two special shiurim to be held Monday, April 18. Its primary audience is Bnei HaYeshivos, yeshiva students, during Bein HaZemanim, their Pesach vacation. It will be held at Congregation Lev Avos,…

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May Non-Pesach Certified Milk Be Used If Bottled Before Pesach?

Chametz before Pesach is like any other issur in that it can be batel b’shishim. However, if pirurim (crumbs) of chametz b’en might remain in the food, even if those crumbs are batel chad b’trei, the chametz on Pesach will bechozer v’niyur. However, Rema (O.C. 447:4) writes that if the chametz is lach b’lach (either…

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OU KOSHER PRE-PASSOVER WEBINAR 2016 – Watch it now!

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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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Sign Up for OU Kosher’s Live Passover 2016 Webinar, Wednesday, April 6

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