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ASK OU’S KASHRUS SEMINAR FOR WOMEN PROVIDES INTELLECTUALLY ENGAGING SUMMER EXPERIENCE WITH LESSONS FOR EVERYDAY KOSHER LIVING

OU Kosher CEO Rabbi Menachem Genack, far left, and OU Kosher Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator Rabbi Yosef Grossman, far right, with seminar participants at the OU Kosher headquarters in Manhattan. As the school year begins in full swing, groups of parents and students alike are apt to reflect on what they did and where they…

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Hilchos Uminhagei Yom Kippur

The following is meant as a convenient review of Halachos pertaining to Yom-Kippur. The Piskei Din for the most part are based purely on the Sugyos, Shulchan Aruch and Ramah, and the Mishna Berura, unless stated otherwise. They are based on my understanding of the aforementioned texts through the teachings of my Rebeim. As individual…

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OU KOSHER ANSWERS ROSH HASHANA QUESTIONS

             OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) in preparation for Rosh Hashana. Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org or to CHAT LIVE with an OU Kosher Expert click on the chat screen on the bottom right of your screen. * * * Pruzbol I…

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Pas Yisroel List – 5776

The Tur (Orach Chaim, Siman 603), based upon the Talmud Yerushalmi, cites the custom for Jews to be stringent during the Aseres Yimei Teshuva to eat exclusively ‘Pas Yisroel’ bread. Even those Jews who generally do not exclusively eat ‘Pas Yisroel’ are encouraged to accept this practice during the period between Rosh Ha-Shanah and Yom…

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Pruzbol Form

In the presence of the undersigned three judges (dayanim), duly constituting a Bet Din, there appeared before us                                                                       who declared before us as follows:   “I hereby turn over to you judges [insert names]                                                         ,                                                          and                                                      , in this place [insert place name]                                                         all of the debts owed to me, whether or not…

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Pruzbol – Ask the Rabbi

I have a friend who owes me 1,000 dollars.  He told me that once Rosh Hashanah comes, he will not have to pay me back.  Is that true? To answer we have to start from the beginning.  The Torah says in Devarim (Chapter 15, verses 1-2) “at the end of seven years…every creditor should release…

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SIMPLY AMAZING! ASK OU’S FIRST KOSHER MEAT TOUR RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS FROM PARTICIPANTS

Participants in OU Kosher’s first Harry H. Beren ASK OU Guided Tour of OU Kosher Meat Production listen intently in the first day of the program, preparing for plant visits. “AMAZING!” That was the reaction to OU Kosher’s first Harry H. Beren ASK OU Guided Tour of OU Kosher Meat Production program, which took place…

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Updated Slurpee & ICEE Information for Summer 2015

The OU certifies a number of Coca-Cola syrups that are used in Slurpees. To purchase Slurpees, it is necessary to verify two things: Is the syrup made by Coca-Cola, and is the specific syrup OU certified? Irrespective of store claims, one can only be certain that a Coca-Cola syrup is used by checking the label…

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Frequently Asked Summer Questions

 OU Kosher presents questions frequently asked  by consumers on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) for the summer. Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org.       * * * 1.    Q: Can one eat in an ice cream or yogurt store product that has been scooped from a container that bears OU certification? A: In some instances,…

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OU KOSHER TO BEGIN ITS FOURTH ADVANCED KASHRUS SEMINAR FOR WOMEN IN NEW YORK, MONDAY AUGUST 24 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

Want to learn and understand the laws of kosher from the experts of the most-recognized kashrus organization in the world? OU Kosher will present its fourth ASK OU Advanced Kashrus Seminar for Women from Monday, August 24 to Friday, August 28 at OU headquarters in New York.  The women’s seminar alternates with a men’s program…

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