Consumer Kosher

CHAMETZ SHEAVAR ALAV HAPESACH: THE SUPERMARKET CONTROVERSY

April 16, 2015

An exciting aspect of Torah study is the application of the age-old principles of halachah to the modern world in which we live. Thus, as an example, there is obviously…

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OU Kosher’s Top Consumer Questions for Passover 2015

March 31, 2015

OU Kosher presents Passover questions frequently asked by consumers on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241). Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org. These questions are answered by Rabbi Tzvi Nussbaum,…

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OU KOSHER EXPERTS RESPOND TO PASSOVER QUESTIONS IN WEBINAR; PROGRAM IS ARCHIVED FOR FURTHER VIEWING AS HOLIDAY APPROACHES

March 19, 2015

OU Kosher presented its annual Pre-Passover Webinar, to enable its kashrut experts to educate the kosher consumer about the most complex Jewish holiday of the year.  For those who missed…

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An Eruv Tavshilin Primer

March 1, 2015

by Rabbi Moshe Zywica, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator This year’s Passover holiday is approaching and we will be given the opportunity to perform the rabbinic edict of Eruv Tavshilin. The eruv tavshilin ritual…

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OU KOSHER EXPERTS ANSWER TOP PURIM QUESTIONS FOR 2015

February 23, 2015

OU Kosher presents the most frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers. Questions may be submitted to kosherq@ou.org as well. The Purim questions were answered by Rabbi Eli Gersten, rabbinic…

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HARRY H. BEREN ASK OU EXPANDS, ADDING PROGRAMS AND STAFF; RABBI ELI ELEFF JOINS RABBI YOSEF GROSSMAN IN ADMINISTERING KASHRUS EDUCATION INITIATIVE

January 1, 2015

            Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Kosher Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator In the beginning, going back to 1996, there were the Advanced Seminars on Kashrus, OU…

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The Halachot of Waiting Between Meals

December 24, 2014

A overview and discussion of the laws of waiting between meat and milk

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Is Olive Oil Permitted for Use for the Chanukah Menorah?

December 11, 2014

by Rabbi Akiva Tendler, RC Dressings, Emulsifier, Oil With Chanukah quickly approaching our thoughts turn to olive oil used for the Menorah. Many people are confused with the various types…

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AMI Magazine Interviews Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher

November 24, 2014

Rabbi Hershel Schachter once told me that if there’s a disagreement in matters of halachah at the OU between him and Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, you are the deciding vote. The…

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Meet the Woman Who Keeps Tootsie Rolls Kosher

November 13, 2014

If you keep kosher, and enjoy eating a handful of Tootsie Rolls or drinking a tall glass of Gatorade, you have Phyllis Koegel to thank. As marketing director of the Orthodox…

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