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Download the OU Guide to Passover Here

Passover 2015 OU Guide to Passover 2015 The OU Guide to Passover 2015 is now available – download now and get started on your holiday prep. From kosher lists and cleaning tips to zmanim and a guide to kosher wine, it’s your must-have resource for this time of the year. Download Passover Guide    Pre-Passover Webinar…

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THE OU GUIDE TO PASSOVER IS NOW AVAILABLE

The OU’s Guide to Passover is an annual Jewish home staple for the upcoming holiday. What would Passover be without The Orthodox Union’s Guide to Passover? The OU is pleased to announce that this year’s edition has now been shipped to all subscribers to the OU’s Jewish Action magazine, and to individuals, synagogues, organizations and…

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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. to 1:45 p.m. EDT. The OU Kosher panelists and topics include: Rabbi Moshe Elefant, chief operations officer, on What’s New for Passover? Rabbi Nachum Rabinowitz,…

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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 Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) on Sunday, March 8 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. At the ceremonial dinner, Rabbi Genack will be presented…

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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 Could Be Wrong With… Rabbi Moshe Elefant COO and Executive Rabbinic Coordinator 10:30 AM Eating Out – What Could Be The Problem? Rabbi Yaakov Luban…

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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 Kosher’s ASK OU mashgiach training programs, held every other summer for three and one-week sessions. A decade later, the seminars became the Harry H. Beren…

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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 halachic decisors at the OU are the three of us. So if there’s a dispute the majority rules. You’re also involved in running the office?…

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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 Union’s Kosher Division, Koegel is charged with convincing companies of the financial and commercial benefits of going kosher—and getting the OU symbol, the most widely…

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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 Rosh Kollel: “Dear Rabbi Gordimer, Shlita We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the amazing shiur that you gave for our…

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Everything You Need To Know About Shemittah

Photos courtesy of Keren Hashviis By Y. Dov Krakowski While shemittah (the Sabbatical year of the land) has unfortunately become a hot political topic in modern-day Israel, it is important to remember that shemittah is actually a mitzvah with its own set of halachot. It is especially vital for the American tourist or student who will be spending the year…

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