Consumer Kosher

How a Product from Beef Can Be Used in Dairy Delicacies

July 16, 2009

An explanation of how pareve gelatin can be manufactured from beef and therefore be used in dairy products.

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Is Sake Kosher?

July 8, 2009

A discussion of the rules of Kosher sake.

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The Perfect Pet of the Pentateuch: Pigeon

July 2, 2009

A discussion of the pigeon and its status in Judaism.

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Colombia – Land of (Kosher) Opportunity

June 24, 2009

A survey of the opportunities for Kosher in the country of Colombia.

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The Tasty Muffin: Starting off Your Day the OU Way

June 11, 2009

A discussion of the Kosher certification of muffins.

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Canned Salmon FAQ’s

January 27, 2009

A series of questions and answers about the Kosher status of canned salmon.

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Major ask OUtreach-Lakewood Success Launches OU Kosher ‘HOW TO’ DVD Series

January 26, 2009

Back in the year 2000, OU Kosher presented a series of kashrut seminars in Lakewood, the great New Jersey center of Torah – known in fact as Ir Ha’Torah, the city of Torah and home to Beth Medrash Govoha and a variety of other institutions and kollelim. On average, some 80 people showed up to…

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Rav Moshe Zt’l’s Heter of Cholov Stam Revisited

December 22, 2008

Halacha states that milk which is produced without hashgacha (r’iyah of a Yisroel) is non-kosher; such milk is termed “cholov akum”. This rule is a gezeirah, lest milk from non-kosher animals be mixed into what otherwise could be assumed to be kosher milk. Milk is only permissible when a Yisroel watches the milking, verifying that milk from non-kosher animal species is not incorporated. (Yoreh Deah 115:1, from Maseches Avodah Zarah daf 35b)

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Mesorah Fish

December 17, 2008

On Sunday February 19th, the Orthodox Union presented a conference on awide variety of subjects pertaining to Mesorah of various “pareve” subjects. The following is a look at the topic I presented, “An Analysis of Kaskeses – Part and Present”.

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An Analysis of Kaskeses – Past and Present

December 17, 2008

To summarize, fish that have a kaskeses are kosher. The definition of kaskeses is unique to kashrus, and scientific classifications of scales are not halachikly determinative.

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