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 […]
The scene in my local supermarket is a familiar one each year. A few weeks before Passover, the first shipment of OU-P (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 […]
The beginnings of the Orthodox Union’s Kashruth Division and the world famous OU symbol.
What is the Kosher status of the bowfin, the notorious freshwater fish?
An editorial from Behind the Union Symbol, explaining the significance behind Kosher supervision and eating kosher food.
The inside story of sugar and other sweeteners from the Kosher perspective.
A discussion of the challenges and opportunities of Kosher Certification within the beverage industry.
A discussion of the manufacture of Grape Jelly and how one company has been able to use recent changes to expand their manufacture of Kosher Grape Jelly.
A history of the fat substitute Olestra and its Kosher status.
An exploration of the vanilla industry and its implications for Kosher.