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Ohr Chana High School of Rego Park comes to OU Headquarters

The Ohr Chana High School of Rego Park participated in a Harry H. Beren ASK OU – VISIT OU program at OU headquarters accompanied by their teacher Rabbi Meir Leibowitz…

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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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ASK OU KOSHER OUTREACH PROGRAM RETURNS TO SUFFERN/MONSEY MOTZA’EI SHABBAT, DECEMBER 7, WITH PRESENTATIONS ON MEAT, WINE AND LIQUOR

The Harry H. Beren ASK OU Kashrus OUTREACH Program and Congregation Bais Torah of Suffern will present a “Special Community Kashrus Event,” Motza’ei Shabbat, December 7, Parshat Vayigash, beginning at…

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Kashrus Status of Wonder Bread Products

The Orthodox Union is now certifying Wonder Bread products in certain (but not all) regions of the USA.  Wonder Bread products that are certified by the Orthodox Union bear the OU…

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OU KOSHER EXPERTS ANSWER SUKKOT QUESTONS ON THE SUKKAH, SCHACH, AND EATING IN THE SUKKAH

             OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers in preparation for Sukkot. Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org. The…

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ASK OU OUTREACH TO PRESENT FIRST PROGRAM IN THE CATSKILLS; TO ADDRESS HALACHA AND OU POLICY, JULY 21 IN WOODRIDGE

In its first event in the Catskills, ASK OU Outreach, together with Congregation Ohev Sholom (“The Woodridge Shul”) will present a special “Shabbos Nachamu Weekend Kashrus Event” on Sunday morning,…

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Cardboard No More

The Kosher pizza industry has been transformed in recent years, leading, leading to many opportunities and challenges, both for manufacturers and for the OU.

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Kosher in the Dairy Case

From genetically engineered microbial rennet to ‘Rocky Road’ ice cream, the dairy industry presents new challenges to the kosher kitchen. As with many other food products, modem food technology has…

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A Time to Eat and A Time to Wait

General guidelines for waiting between the consumption of milchig and fleishig foods

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Kosher Cheese

“Rabbi, why doesn’t most hard cheese have a hechsher? After all, the ingredients all seem kosher?”

The above question is often posed to me and my colleagues in the kashrus industry. While the question is simple, the answer is a bit more complex.

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