OU Kosher Staff

How To Use A Single Sink For Meat And Dairy

What do you do to separate meat or dairy if you only have space for one sink? Do you need sink racks? Rabbi Elefant explains the best way to keep meat and dairy separate in a small living space.

Important disclaimer from the OU about Shabbos mode on appliances.

It is the official position of the OU’s Rabbonim and many others, that standard Shabbos modes embedded in refrigerators and ovens are not an adequate solution for Shabbos. According to most Poskim, using refrigerators without Shabbos mode or with these non-certified Shabbos modes are questionable because they rely on leniencies or lack of knowledge from the manufacturers. Rav […]

A Man on a Kosher Mission: GE Appliances president and CEO Kevin Nolan is going out of his way to assist Jews with Shabbos observance

Important disclaimer from OU Kosher about Shabbos mode on appliances —– It started with a random text message from my editor early one afternoon. “Want to go to Kentucky tomorrow?” I chuckled at the way the message was worded. What kind of question is that? I wondered. Of course, I want to go to Kentucky! […]

Kosherfest 2019: What’s New and Exciting for Today’s Kosher Consumer?

Massive charcuterie boards, magnificent displays of pastries, an array of the finest wines and enough blintz samples to fill up Madison Square Garden. Such was the scene this week as the world’s largest kosher-certified products trade show, KosherFest, arrived at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. Hundreds of the companies in attendance had the […]

Can A Sous Vide Machine Be Kashered?

Can you make a sous vide machine kosher if it’s been used for non-kosher? Rabbi Elefant explains the OU’s opinion on this, and how it should be done.

Can I Open An Umbrella On Shabbat?

Can you open an umbrella on Shabbat? And can you use an umbrella that was already opened before Shabbat? Rabbi Elefant explains the halacha.

How Does the OU Certify Flour as Yoshon Throughout the Winter?

Shailah of the Week by Rabbi Zvi Nussbaum Rabbinic Coordinator, Kosher Hotline Administrator for the Orthodox Union Some flour mills process exclusively winter wheat. These mills are relatively easy to certify. All that is necessary is to ensure that the enrichments and barley malt added to the flour are yoshon all year round.   Continued on Kosher.com

Warm Chocolate Pear Cakes

This warm chocolate cake is perfect for magical autumn days. Serve it straight from the oven for the tastiest results. These dried pears are super simple and make such a gorgeous topping for the cakes. Try them out and let us know what you think!

Can I Take Down My Sukkah on Sukkot?

If you’re not going to be home for all of Sukkot, is it ok to take down your Sukkah mid-way through the holiday? Find out with Rabbi Elefant!

Can I Change The Water In My Flowers On Yom Tov?

Our homes on Yom Tov are often decorated with beautiful floral arrangments that we want to last as long as possible. So can we change out the water during yom tov? Rabbi Elefant delves into this question.