AV-ELUL 5775/AUGUST 2015

• Dairy Bread • Bishul on Shabbos Part III: Splenda • Remembering Reb Yoni Kantor • Ask OU’s First Kosher Meat Tour

Dairy Bread – Lo Basi Ela L’Orer

The Gemara (Pesachim 30a-b) writes that one may not knead dough with milk (or meat), out of concern that this may lead to eating milk and meat together, and if…


in a previous Daf we explained that instant coffee, even flavored Nescafe, can be prepared in a kli sheini that is yad soledes bo. This is because when a food…

Yomim Noraim 5776 – consumer edition

• What could be wrong with…? • Cholov Yisroel: Unraveling the Mysteries -Part II

Cholov Yisroel: Unraveling The Mysteries – Part II

After all milking is completed and the milk in the farm’s holding tank or silo is ready to be shipped to a dairy processing plant, which will homogenize, pasteurize and…

TAMMUZ 5775/JULY 2015

• Inspecting Dried Fruits for Insects • Gezeira Shema Chayis • Jewish-Owned Bakeries • Kashrus Alert

Inspecting Dried Fruits for Insects

A possible kashrus issue that arises with dried fruits is the presence of insects. The Rambam [1] writes that before consumption, there is an obligation to check fruits or vegetables that…

Gezeira Shema Chayis – Lo Basi Ela L’Orer

The Gemara (Pesachim 30b) says that a clay oven, which is regularly filled with coals, may be kashered for Pesach by filling it with coals. We are not concerned that it…

Jewish Owned Bakeries – Lo Basi Ela L’Orer

The Tur (Y.D. 112) writes that dough which is owned by a Yisroel but is baked by a non-Jew becomes forbidden like bishul akum. This would mean that it would…

SIVAN 5775/JUNE 2015

• Bishul on Shabbos – Part II: Flavored Nescafe Coffee • What’s the bracha on… PRINGLES • Kashering the Jacket of a Ben Yomo Kettle – Lo Basi Ela L’Orer • Mail… Kashrus Alert…….