Summer’s here! OU Kosher answers your questions on park BBQ grills, keeping kosher on a cruise and more…
OU Kosher presents questions frequently asked by consumers on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) for the summer. Questions may also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us by clicking on the chat bubble on the right bottom of the screen. * * * 1. Q: Is it possible to cook on a BBQ that was […]
Q: What is the reason for eruv tavshilin? A: When the second or eighth day of yom tov falls on Shabbat, or if Shabbat falls immediately after yom tov, it is rabbinically forbidden to cook or prepare on yom tov for Shabbat. When executed properly, an eruv tavshilin allows one to prepare food for Shabbat on yom tov. This year, the second day of Shavuot […]
It is customary on Yom Kippur when Yizkor (the memorial service) is recited, as well as on the Shalosh Regalim (Passover, Sukkot and Shavuot), to light a candle in memory of loved ones who have passed away. This practice was referenced as far back as the Talmudic times when it was recorded in Tractate Ketubot […]
A history of the fat substitute Olestra and its Kosher status.