Daf ha-kashrus

Lo Basi Ela L’Orer: ZEIYA

By Rabbi Eli Gersten Shulchan Aruch (Y.D. 123:24) says that wine alcohol which was distilled from stam yaynam remains assur b’hanah just like the wine itself.  Although the alcohol is just the collected zeiya (vapors) from the wine, zeiya of issur retains its status. Similarly, Shulchan Aruch (Y.D. 92:8) writes that zeiya that emanates from…


• ZEIYA By Rabbi Eli Gersten • A Question that Begs an Answer • The Latest on Oreo Cookies • A Philadelphia Story, ASK OU Outreach and First Seder Presentation in Bala Cynwyd • What’s the Beracha on Meat, Fish and Eggs • Kashrus Advisory… • Mazel Tov… •  Kashrus Alert…. • Condolences

TAMMUZ 5774/ JULY 2014

•  Amira L’Akum •  The Traceability Audit •  What’s the Beracha on Soups… •  In Memory of Rabbi Shimon Joselit Z”L •  Mazel Tov… •  Kashrus Advisory… •  Condolences…


• Fish Gelatin • Kosher Protocol for Receiving Liquid Bulk Commodities • Kashering Synthetic Materials • OU Passover 2014 Wrap Up: Shared Effort, Big Numbers • Mazel tovs, Kashrus Advisories, Kosher Alerts… • What’s the Bracha on Soups I  

Daf HaKashrus Shavuos 5774 – Consumer Edition

• Waiting After Eating Hard Cheese • Why is there no OU-DE symbol? • Playing with Fire-Part II • Did you know? – Chalav Yisrael

Did You Know?

The OU certifies over 800 Cholov Yisroel products. If a product is OU Cholov Yisroel, it will bear an OUD symbol and the words Cholov Yisroel, חלב ישראל or Mehadrin, מהדרין on the packaging. The OUD symbol on a product without the words Cholov Yisroel, חלב ישראל or Mehadrin, מהדרין indicates that the product is…

Playing with Fire – Part II

by Rabbi Yaakov Luban, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kosher  Daf Notes: The excellent article by Rabbi Luban entitled “Playing with Fire” was originally published in The Daf HaKashrus Vol. 3, No. 6, P. 24. It is reprinted here with slight modifications. In Part I, Rabbi Luban discussed the Halachic background for the prohibition of Bishul Akum….

ADAR II 5774/ MARCH 2014

•  Quinoa Now OU-P Certified •  OU-P: What’s New for 2014 •  Beyond Potatoes: Meet the Chief Rabbi of Idaho Falls •  DIRTFT “Do It Right The First Time” – by Rabbi Avraham Juravel – Part 1 •  What’s the Beracha on… Desserts & Snacks •  Kashrus Alerts… •  Harry H. Beren ASK OU Global…

Daf HaKashrus Purim 5774 – Consumer Edition

• The Daf • Sherry Casks • Playing with Fire – Part I Daf HaKashrus has always been a very specialized publication. With a circulation of 3,000 and published ten times a year, it is intended primarily for OU Kosher rabbis in the field, advanced students in kosher law, and for those whose knowledge of…

ADAR I 5774 / FEBRUARY 2014

• Sushi and Bishul Akum • Mail… • Lo Basi Ela L’Orer: Sofo L’Hispashet • What’s the Beracha on Dairy/ Dairy Foods • What’s Missing? • Electronic Inspection Reports (EIRS) • Daf Notes… • Mazel tov… • ASK OU Skype

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