Consumer Kosher

An Eruv Tavshilin Primer

September 22, 2014

by Rabbi Moshe Zywica, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator This year’s holiday season is fast approaching and we will be given the opportunity to perform the rabbinic edict of Eruv Tavshilin three separate times;…

Read More

Pas Yisroel List – 5775

September 16, 2014

The Tur (Orach Chaim, Siman 603), based upon the Talmud Yerushalmi, cites the custom for Jews to be stringent during the Aseres Yimei Teshuva to eat exclusively ‘Pas Yisroel’ bread….

Read More

The Spiritual Significance of Shemittah

September 9, 2014

by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Why would the Torah dictate such a challenging set of laws, requiring that landowners relinquish their land and neither plant nor reap for an entire…

Read More


September 1, 2014

             OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers in preparation for Rosh Hashana. Questions may also be…

Read More

Halachos of the Hive

August 29, 2014

A discussion of the differences between honey and royal jelly in regards to Kosher.

Read More

Consumers’ FAQ’s on Kosher Fish

August 11, 2014

FAQ About Purchasing Fish

Read More

Hard Truths About Hard Liquor

August 11, 2014

Drinking is part of Jewish life – yet many don’t realize that liquor requires Kosher certification.

Read More

The OU: Mastering the Challenges of Producing Kosher Wine

August 1, 2014

Over the last ten years there has been a veritable explosion in the certification of kosher wine. Kosher wine is now produced on every continent and in most of the world’s premier wine regions. While the manufacture and handling of kosher wines (and grape juice) involves certain unique challenges, with the OU’s experience and expertise these have been met and overcome, providing consumers an ever- increasing variety of kosher wine products.

Read More

Aged Cheese List

May 1, 2014

Here are some common cheeses and the lengths of time for which they are aged:

Read More

Rope Walker, the Legend

December 30, 2013

Rabbi Ranaan Broderick RFR, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska Wellington, Kansas. Established: April 4, 1871. Location: Exit 19 on Interstate 35. Population: 8,172. Largest and most attended venue: Wal-Mart. Some…

Read More

Ask a Kosher Question

Become OU Certified

Just fill out a simple form, and we’ll personally contact you to guide you through the entire certification process.

Download the new company application form

Why Go Kosher