OU Kosher Staff

What Type Of Food Preparation Can I Do for My Kids On Yom Kippur?

Just because we’re not eating on Yom Kippur, it doesn’t mean we don’t have to make sure the kids have meals to eat. So what kind of food preparation can you do for the kids on Yom Kippur?

Can I Swallow an Advil on Yom Kippur?

In terms of taking medicines on Yom Kippur, what is permitted and what is not permitted? Rabbi Elefant explores this issue.

Can You Eat Cheerios Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur?

If your custom is to only eat pas yisroel between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, does that apply to cereal like Cheerios? Rabbi Elefant discusses and explains this unique case.

The Kosher Honey Story

Rabbi David Arfa OU Kosher, Rabbinic Coordinator As the Rosh Hashanah holiday approaches, Jews the world over will welcome a familiar holiday guest to their holiday table: the honey jar, omen for a sweet year. But they’ll be eyeing that guest first—for the all-important kosher symbol. What is it that makes a kosher-certified honey, kosher? […]

Why Do We Say Tashlich on Rosh Hashanah?

Where does the tradition of Tashlich come from? What does it mean and why do we say it on Rosh Hashanah? Find out with Rabbi Elefant!

One Pot Mediterranean Stir Fry

Did somebody say “one-pot”? Kosher.com is back with this amazing weeknight dinner, that looks complicated but couldn’t be simpler! We bet you’ve never tasted chicken quite like this before!

OU Kosher Q & A For Rosh Hashana

OU Kosher presents popular Q&As in preparation for Rosh Hashana. Additional questions can be asked by contacting the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) or by submitting them to kosherq@ou.org.  Alternatively, CHAT LIVE with an OU Kosher expert on www.oukosher.org via the chat icon located at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. This Yom Tov season (5778) we have the oppertunity […]

Rosh Hashanah Simanim

Click on the image below to get OU Kosher’s handy guide to the Rosh Hashanah Simanim and the blessings made on each. OU Kosher wishes everyone a happy and sweet new year!

LINKS to the Past: A Kosher Hot Dog Odyssey

Rabbi David Arfa OU Kosher, Rabbinic Coordinator Call out ‘HOT DOGS!’ at any camp or colony, and prepare for a rush of running feet, and a clatter of plastic plates and forks. There is magic in those hot dogs, painted on the olfactory backdrop of pine trees and swimming pools. But while kosher hot dogs […]

Can You Use Flavored Briquettes For Your Grill?

Are the flavored briquettes sold for grills Kosher? Rabbi Elefant discusses whether they are okay to use or not.