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Survey Finds OU The Clear Leader in Kosher Certification

December 19, 2007

Consumers Trust OU to Ensure Highest Standards of Kosher, Food Safety and Cleanliness

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OU Kosher Announces Second Annual Essay Contest For Grades 4-12

December 6, 2007

It’s baaaaaak! The Second Annual OU Kosher Essay Contest for Grades 4-12, building upon the success of the First Annual Event, is now open for entries from students across North America, with the deadline for submissions being March 7, 2008.

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Rav Asher Weiss Inaugurates New Harry H. Beren ASK OUtreach Program

November 5, 2007

In the inaugural program of the most recent initiative of OU Kosher in the field of kashrut education, senior rabbis from OU Kosher welcomed the Gaon HaRav Asher Weiss, Shlita,…

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OU Launches Selichot Sichot, 9/5 to 9/21, to Enhance High Holiday Experience

September 11, 2007

Selichot SichotTo enhance the High Holiday experience, OU Radio will launch Selichot Sichot daily programming, which will feature five to fifteen minutes presentations on the selichot prayers by rabbis on the staff of the Kashrut Division of the Orthodox Union. The series will run from Wednesday, September 5 to Friday, September 21.

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OU Announces New Edition of OU Guide to Checking Fruits, Vegetables and Berries

September 11, 2007

The Orthodox Union, conscious of challenges today’s consumers are faced with when it comes to keeping kosher, announced today the release of the second edition of The OU Guide to Checking Fruits, Vegetables and Berries, a comprehensive guide designed to promote awareness in areas of insect infestation in fruits, vegetables, and berries.

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OU Calls on Domestic Airlines to Provide Kosher Meals & Snacks For Sale on Board

September 11, 2007

In its role as “the premier source for all kosher needs,” and in response to complaints by travelers that kosher food is no longer an option on domestic flights, the Orthodox Union Kosher Division today called on eight major domestic airlines to make kosher meals and snacks available for purchase on their flights, just as the airlines offered a kosher option when meals were included in the cost of a ticket. Since the airlines stopped providing the free meals, kosher passengers either must bring meals on board with them, or have nothing to eat on flights, even those of transcontinental length.

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Taking the Show on the Road to LA: 3-Day OU Halachic Event Wins Raves

August 27, 2007

It was called the Three-Day Los Angeles Halachic Adventure, and was devoted to exploring “The Mesorah (tradition) of Kosher Birds and Animals” through lectures, food tasting and site visits for kosher professionals, but don’t let the “Los Angeles” designation fool you – the impact of the event held earlier this month at OU West Coast Region headquarters, the Prime Grill Restaurant in Beverly Hills, and processing plants in Oxnard, Fullerton and Corona, went far beyond the confines of Southern California.

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Keeping Veggies Free of Bugs: And Yes, Do This at Home!

July 5, 2007

For I am Hashem your God – you are to sanctify yourselves and you shall be holy, for I am holy; and you shall not contaminate yourselves through any teeming thing that creeps on the earth. (Leviticus 11:44)

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OU branches out with new Kosher cooking show initiative: Simply Kosher!

July 5, 2007

Negotiations in progress to make programming available to worldwide television audiences.

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OU Reception Celebrates Publication of Rav Soloveitchik z”l Teachings

June 8, 2007

The Orthodox Union and its Mesorah Commission, devoted as they are to the life and teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik z”l, the Rav, last week celebrated the publication of the latest two volumes in its Shiurei HaRav series with a well-attended reception at OU headquarters in New York.

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