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OU Anounces Coast-to-Coast Winners of Kosher Essay Contest for Kids

June 5, 2007

The Orthodox Union’s Kosher Division today announced the winners of the First Annual OU Kosher Essay Contest for grades 4-12. The winners are Chevie Pahmer and Hadassah Goldman of Clifton, New Jersey; Sarah Sanfield and Abby Sanfield of Torrance, California in Los Angeles County; Chaya Meth of Baltimore, Maryland; and Zachary Weiner of New York City. The winners will have their essays published online at and will receive a $50 gift certificate to, a Judaica website.

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Nikkur: OU Kosher Instructs a New Generation of Mashgichim

May 22, 2007

A rabbi from OU Kosher hits the road to instruct a new generation of mashgichim on the complicated art of de-veining meat.

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OU/RCA Seminar Provides Know-How on Va’ad HaKashrut Issues

May 4, 2007

So a new kosher bagel store has opened for business in a community and there are rumors that the proprietor wasn’t so careful in his previous location about all the requirements of maintaining a kosher establishment. Or the catered Shabbat Kiddush, delicious though it may be, presents some difficulties regarding the standards of kashrut and the observance of the Sabbath. What’s a local Va’ad HaKashrut (certifying agency) to do?

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OU Kosher Presents Current Issues Facing Local Va’ad HaKashrut, May 1

April 12, 2007

Va’ad HaKashrut To offer insights into Current Issues Facing the Local Va’ad HaKashrut (certifying agency), the Orthodox Union Kosher Division’s Harry H. Beren ASK OU program will present a Kashrut Yom Iyun — a day of in-depth analysis –at OU Headquarters, 11 Broadway, Tuesday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Your Link to Delicious OU Passover Recipes

March 23, 2007

The central role of food in the Passover holiday and the intricacies of Jewish law regarding which foods may be eaten and which foods are chametz (leaven) and may not, require recipes which both are Kosher for Passover and are as tasty as recipes the year ‘round which are not bound by Passover restrictions.

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Clarification on OU Certification of New York’s Le Marais Restaurant

March 23, 2007

A response to recent allegations about kashruth violations at Le Marais Restauarant in New York City.

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Back for a Second Year: OU’S – Expert Answers for Passover Queries

March 9, 2007

To answer questions that frequently arise during the Passover season, when the dietary laws are different and even more stringent from the ones that govern the rest of the year, the Orthodox Union Kosher Department for the second year has made available

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For Your Passover Coverage: OU Passover Guide Is Now Available

February 28, 2007

The Orthodox Union does it again! Simplifying life for Jewish households across North America has been the OU’s forté, and with Passover in sight, it has now made available the indispensable OU Passover Guide for Kosher for Passover Foods for 2007.

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Announcing Beren ASK OU Kosher Education Channel on OU Radio

February 16, 2007

For the past year, the Orthodox Union Kosher Division has presented in-depth kashrut education programs, made possible in great part by the Harry H. Beren Foundation of Lakewood, NJ. Due to the great success and popularity of these programs, foundation funding was recently renewed for the second year at a higher level than for the first grant.

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Getting the Knack of Nikkur: OU Kashrut Seminar on Removing Veins and Forbidden Fat Big Success

February 7, 2007
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