Consumer Kosher

OU Kosher Presents FAQ’s on Cheese in honor of Shavuos…

May 18, 2015

How is cheese made kosher? As with any food, all of the ingredients in the cheese as well as the equipment used during the manufacturing process must be kosher. However,…

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The Halachot of Waiting Between Meals

May 18, 2015

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

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Shavuos is Coming: Say Cheese!

May 14, 2015

An overview of the procedure for making Kosher cheese and answers to some of the frequently asked questions about Kosher cheese.

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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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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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