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The very Hebrew name for the holiday, Pesach, refers to a conversant mouth. The matzah rabbinically referred to as lechem oni, poor man’s bread, is seen not simply as a food consumed when hastily leaving Egypt, but as a medium for discussion and elaboration on countless Passover themes. The Bible instructs that we verbally communicate…

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The Sleeping Giant: The Kosher For Passover Market

The scene in my local supermarket is a familiar one each year. A few weeks before Passover, the first shipment of OUP (P=KOSHER FOR PASSOVER) Coca-Cola arrives and is placed on display for sale. Immediately, customers pounce on the coveted drink and within a few hours the shelves are left empty and barren. New Passover…

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Pesach Seminar on the Web

The OU/RCA pre-Pesach Seminar, originally given on Monday, March 28 is now available online. Click here for a schedule and video feeds.

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OU Kosher Releases Guidelines for Passover Medicines

The list is available here.

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The Kosher Color Spectrum: The Kosher Status of Food Colorants

An explanation of food colorants and its implications for Kosher supervision.

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OU Kosher Releases Guidelines for Non-Food Items

The list is available here.

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OU Launches Passover Website

The OU is proud is announce the release of its new Passover Website.

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The Beginnings of OU Kosher

The beginnings of the Orthodox Union’s Kashruth Division and the world famous OU symbol.

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Close, But Not Quite the Same

A clarification of confusing terms such as Lactic acid/Lactose/lactones; valerian/valeric acid, glycerol (glycerin)/glycol/glycine; inositol/inositate; whey/whey cream/cream

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Sugar Alcohols

Sugar Alcohols and their implications for Kosher Certification.

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