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IT’S A SMALL WORLD:SHIUR- KOLLEL AUDIENCE IN AUSTRALIA

December 5, 2012

Rav Yisroel Belsky, OU Kosher halachic posek, is an extremely soft-spoken man, but through the wonders of modern communications, his voice and image carried 10,300 miles as he conducted the first of a series of five monthly lectures on Skype from the experts at OU Kashrus in New York to the students at the Kollel…

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AVA to Benefit Clients with Kosher, Vegetarian Products

November 28, 2012

OU, AMERICAN VEGETARIAN ASSOCIATION, ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO BENEFIT CLIENTS WHO PRODUCE BOTH KOSHER AND VEGETARIAN PRODUCTS OU Kosher and the American Vegetarian Association (AVA) are pleased to announce that they have recently partnered to more easily provide their clients who produce both kosher and vegetarian products with the opportunity to obtain OU Kosher and AVA…

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COMING TO A KOLLEL DOWN UNDER: OU KOSHER TO PRESENT SERIES, VIA SKYPE, FOR KOLLEL BETH HaTALMUD

November 16, 2012

Live from New York: COMING TO A KOLLEL DOWN UNDER: OU KOSHER TO PRESENT SERIES, VIA SKYPE, FOR KOLLEL BETH HaTALMUD IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, BEGINNING NOVEMBER 29 Talk about long-distance learning. OU Kosher’s Harry H. Beren ASK OU Outreach program will present a series of shiurim on Skype for the Kollel Beth HaTalmud in Melbourne,…

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OU KOSHER THANKS OASIS FOODS

November 7, 2012

OU KOSHER THANKS OASIS FOODS FOR ITS STELLAR KOSHER PROGRAM AND ITS COOPERATION IN FACILITATING KOSHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS The OU Kashrut Department paid a visit to Oasis Foods Company in Hillside, NJ to present the firm with a plaque in recognition of its excellent kosher program and its “open door” policy of welcoming ASK OU…

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RICH VITAMINS RECEIVES OU KOSHER CERTIFICATION FOR MULTIVITAMINS AND MINERAL PRODUCTS

October 22, 2012

Rich Vitamins, makers of alternaVites and alternaVites Kids, has received kosher certification for its multivitamin and mineral products from the Orthodox Union, the world’s largest and most respected kosher certification agency. “The Company’s goal has always been to make sure all of our products are held to the highest standards, and with OU certification, our…

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OU ADDS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS TO ITS POPULAR KOSHER APP

October 19, 2012

The OU Kosher App, which burst on the scene prior to Passover and was downloaded more than 10,000 times by consumers preparing for the holiday, has reached its next stage of development with the addition of more than 20 FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions – compiled by Rabbi Benjamin Geiger, the voice of OU Kosher’s…

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OU KOSHER CELEBRATES 200TH ISSUE OF THE DAF HAKASHRUS, 20 YEARS IN THE MAKING

September 19, 2012

Twenty years in the making, the Orthodox Union Kashrut Division this month is celebrating the 200th issue of The Daf HaKashrus — its highly technical newsletter for OU Rabbinic Field Representatives (RFR’s) around the globe — with a special expanded edition. Rabbi Menachem Genack, Chief Executive Officer of OU Kosher, who is actively involved in…

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OU WELCOMES BACK RAV BELSKY FOLLOWING LONG ILLNESS

June 22, 2012

With deep gratitude to Hashem, the Orthodox Union Kashrut Department welcomed back its halachic Posek, Rav Yisroel Belsky, who returned to OU headquarters for the first time following a long hospitalization and recuperation for his serious and at times life-threatening illness.   During Rav Belsky’s entire ordeal, OU staff was called upon to recite tehillim…

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THE CHEESE GUY RECEIVES OU KOSHER CERTIFICATION

June 22, 2012

THE CHEESE GUY RECEIVES OU KOSHER CERTIFICATION; TAKING KOSHER CHEESES TO ENTIRELY NEW HEIGHTS The Cheese Guy, makers of high end, small batch, primarily handmade, artisanal cheeses, has received certification for its cheeses from the Orthodox Union, the world’s largest and most respected kosher certification agency. The Cheese Guy partners with the very best family-owned…

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OU KOSHER ANNOUNCES 2012 OU KOSHER ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

May 24, 2012

May 7, 2012 The Orthodox Union Kosher Division today announced that four students have been named winners of the 2012 OU Kosher Essay Contest for grades 7-12. The winners are: • Michelle Natanova, Queens, NY — Yeshivat Ohr Haiim, Richmond Hill, NY, Grade 8 Read Michelle’s essay here • Zev Kraut, Pittsburgh, PA — Hillel…

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