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Why Do Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea Need Passover Certification?

Regular, unflavored coffee or black tea are considered kosher for Passover without a special certification, but the same is not true for decaffeinated teas and coffees. Rabbi Elefant explains the decaffeination process and what makes it problematic for Passover.

What Foods Don’t Require Certification?

While it’s recommended you use food on Passover that has a specific kosher for Passover certification, what, if any, foods don’t need it?

Do Non-Edible Items Require Kosher Certification?

Do paper plates and napkin need a special Passover certification? How about tin foil or plastic wrap? Rabbi Elefant explore non-edibles and whether they need a special Pesach heksher.

4 Questions on Kashering

Wondering about the ins and outs of kashering your kitchen for Pesach? The OU’s Rabbi Dov Schreier and his son Eliyahu discuss a different 4 questions for Passover!

OU KOSHER’S Rabbi Moshe Elefant Joins Talkline With Zev Brenner Live Each Night Leading Up To Passover

Rabbi Moshe Elefant may be most closely identified as Chief Operating Officer of OU Kosher and the magid shiur of the Orthodox Union’s Daf Yomi webcast (whose 1,800 learners a day around the globe make his lectures the most popular Daf in the world).  For listeners of the popular Talkline With Zev Brenner radio program, America’s premier Jewish show, Rabbi Elefant’s name has additionally become strongly […]

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