Passover Articles

Inedibles on Pesach

Unlike other year-round forbidden foods, chametz (leavened grain and its by-products) has unique restrictions on Pesach: not only are we forbidden from consuming it, (issur achila), we are also prohibited from deriving any benefit from it (issur hanaah). Each year the OU publishes a list of non-food items that are acceptable to use on Pesach […]

Pesach Food Round Up

Common Passover Queries: Almond Meal  It is preferable to purchase almond meal with Pesach certification. If this is not possible, certain brands are approved when bearing a regular OU symbol. Please consult the OU Guide to Consumer Products (page 63) or check the OU Passover product search for a complete list. Coconut Oil  All virgin […]

The Modern Kitchen

Rolled lips, seams or cracks, which cannot be cleaned, will require torching of those areas. Utensils should be immersed one at a time into a pot of boiling water that is on the fire. Water should be allowed to return to a boil before the next item is placed in to the pot. The pot can be non-Passover, provided it is clean, has not been used for 24 hours, and water is first boiled in the pot and discarded. Larger items can be submerged in the water one part at a time.

The Kashering Primer

All about Pesach kashering, a process to prepare chametz vessels for Pesach use.

On A Mission To Educate

OU Kosher Shares its Riches Now the world’s leading kashrut agency is the leading kashrut college… and even Prompted a summer camp! For over two decades and running, OU Kosher’s ASK OU kashrut educational projects have reached tens of thousands of rabbanim, mashgichim and kosher consumers, and continue to raise kashrut standards in restaurants, factories […]

Women and the Exodus

While Moshe is the central figure in the story of Yetziat Mitzrayim as Hashem’s emissary to deliver the Jewish people from their centuries-long bondage, it’s important to understand and recognize the outsized roles played by the myriad women in his life — women who nurtured, supported, sustained, and ultimately enabled his success in redeeming klal […]

Observing the Passover Holiday

How many cups of wine do we drink at the Seder? And just what exactly goes on the Seder plate? Explore this guide to Passover basics.

Passover Recipe Substitution Chart

I learned to cook from three wonderful women; each had a different approach to the kitchen and the delicacies they created:

What’s New For Passover 2019?

The OU continues to give certification to Passover Quinoa. Quinoa will be available with an OU-P from Goldbaum, Pereg, and La Bonne. La Bonne and Goldbaum’s will also have OU-P chia seeds. Pereg will also be selling quinoa flour. The OU will also continue certifying OU Kitniyot retail items as it did last year. Flaum’s […]

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