Kosher for Consumers

Recent Articles

OU Kosher Pre-Pesach Webinar – Registration

Please complete the form below to register for this year’s Pre-Pesach Webinar.  The program will be live from OU Headquarters in New York, NY on Tuesday, March 17 from 1 p.m….

Read More

An Eruv Tavshilin Primer

by Rabbi Moshe Zywica, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator This year’s Passover holiday is approaching and we will be given the opportunity to perform the rabbinic edict of Eruv Tavshilin. The eruv tavshilin ritual…

Read More

CEO OF OU KOSHER, TO RECEIVE AWARD AT RIETS ANNUAL GALA

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

RABBI ELI ELEFF JOINS IN ADMINISTERING KASHRUS EDUCATION

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

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More