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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 Rama, and the Mishna Berura, unless stated otherwise. They are based on my understanding of the aforementioned texts through the teachings of my Rebbeim. As…

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Pruzbul 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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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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Online Movie: Outer Space Kosher

Two kids set out to create a kosher product – a meteor bite. When their idea is stolen by an unscrupulous marketing executive, they go into action. This Kosher adventure is for the whole family. Click here to watch it now! In addition to the feature film above, we’ve also included a bonus movie, in…

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Sold Out: ASK OU Tour of OU KOSHER Meat Production

A new OU Kosher product is in the marketplace, and it has proven so popular that it has “sold out” even before its existence was officially announced. The product in question is not food, but it is certainly OU Kosher.  As the newest entry in its expanding array of kosher education programs, the OU Kashrus…

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OU Kosher Presents FAQ’s on Cheese in honor of Shavuos…

How is cheese made kosher? As with any food, all of the ingredients in the cheese as well as the equipment used during the manufacturing process must be kosher. However, a special prohibition makes kosher certification of cheese a bit more challenging: the ban on gevinat Akum, which means that cheese not made under special rabbinical…

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The Halachot of Waiting Between Meals

A overview and discussion of the laws of waiting between meat and milk

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Say Cheese!

An overview of the procedure for making Kosher cheese and answers to some of the frequently asked questions about Kosher cheese.

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