Behind the Union Symbol Spring 2018

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Fall 2017

What’s Booming in Beverages? Karma Wellness Water Receives OU Kosher Certification, Kosher Certification of Yogurt – Hurdles and Victories


A Tribute to Rav Avrohom Chesny z”l Meeting of the CEOs Chashash Hachlafa Price of Kosher Glycerin Spikes Relative to Non-Kosher Glycerin OU’s Daf HaKashrus Reaches Milestone 250th Silver Issue Kashrus Alert Mazel Tov Condolences

ELUL 5777 – TISHREI 5778/ SEPT.-OCT. 2017

• Kashering a Glass-lined Reactor • Not So Simple: Yogurt Production and Unusual Halachic Considerations • In Tribute to Horav Shlomo Krupka zt”l • Bedikas Tolaim • Rest Stop • Remembering Hagaon Harav Belsky zt”l • Copepods in NYC Water • Fleishig Bread • Kellogg’s Morning Foods Products Now OU Certified • HHB Ask OU – Young Israel […]

Daf Hakashrus Yomim Noraim – Consumer Edition

• Almost Kosher is Not Really Kosher • Halacha Yomis – Havdalah

Summer 2017

The Beer Essentials, Oregon Mini Geese – Succulent and OU Kosher, The Bug Stops Here! – Advances in Insect Inspection

AV 5777/ AUGUST 2017

• Lo Basi Ela L’Orer: Duchka d’Sakina – Part II • Mazel Tov, Condolences, Kashrus Alerts…


• Lo Basi Ela L’Orer: Duchka d’Sakina • Don’t Look at the KARMA Cap – Look at What’s in It! • Novominsker Rebbe at OU Kashrus Conference • MDS Trip to the OU • Mail, Kashrus Advisory, Mazel Tov…

IYAR 5777/ MAY 2017

• Lo Basi Ela L’Orer: Kashering a Frying Pan • Novominsker Rebbe at the OU Kashrus Conference • Mail, News, Kashrus Alerts…

NISSAN 5777/ APRIL 2017

• Lo Basi Ela L’Orer: Bourbon She’avar Ha’Pesach


A BOURBON company applied to the OU for kosher certification. All the ingredients in bourbon are kosher, so it seemed that this would be an easy application. However, one of the junior shareholders was Jewish. Since the company has been in business for several years, all the whiskey had already passed through Pesach and a […]

ADAR 5777/ MARCH 2017

• OU-P for 2017 by Rabbi Shmuel Singer • Lo Basi Ela L’Orer: Waiting to Kasher • News, Alerts, Mail….

Daf Hakashrus Shavuos – Consumer Edition

• Eating Dairy on Shavuos by Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, OU Kosher Rabbinic Coordinator

Spring 2017

Sandwiches: The Powerful Symbolism of the Food We Eat; The Sleeping Giant: The Kosher for Passover Market; Kosher Thailand?

Daf Hakashrus Purim – Consumer Edition

• Uncorking the Secrets of Kosher Wine – Rabbi Avrohom Juravel (Rabbinic Coordinator) and Rabbi Zev Baruch (Rabbinic Field Representative)

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