Q&A Pre-Passover Webcast On OU Website

March 14, 2008

In anticipation of the Passover holiday and its complexities, the Orthodox Union Kosher Division announced today that it will present a pre-Passover webcast on the OU website, http://www.ou.org/ouradio/webcast, to clarify questions and concerns people are facing in their preparations. It will be held Thursday, March 27, at 3:00 p.m. with log-on time at 2:45 p.m. The webcast is part of OU Kosher’s continued and ever-growing educational outreach to the community, which includes the OU Kosher Coming to Schools and Communities programs and the Kosher Tidbits postings on OU Radio, http://www.ouradio.org.

The webcast will be led by OU Kosher’s Senior Halachic Consultants, Rabbi Yisroel Belsky and Rabbi Hershel Schachter. Discussion topics are expected to include kosher law issues pertaining to Erev Pesach occurring on Shabbat this year, and kosher concerns with non-food items, including toiletries and cosmetics. For the majority of the webcast time, Rabbis Belsky and Schachter will respond to questions submitted prior to and during the webcast.

Viewers worldwide can send their questions prior to the webcast to Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, OU Kosher Senior Rabbinic Coordinator and Vice President of Communications and Marketing, at; and during the webcast to Rabbi Eliyahu Ferrell, OU Kosher Rabbinic Coordinator, at.

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