Publications

TAMUZ 5776/JULY 2016

• Lo Basi Ela L’Orer: Chafing Dish • In Tribute of Rabbi Michael Sanders zt”l: Humility and Dignity Intertwined by Rabbi Yaakov Luban • Kashrus Alert, Boachem Leshalom…

SIVAN 5776/ JUNE 2016

• Lo Basi Ela L’Orer: Steam Table • In Memory of HaGaon HaRav Chaim Yisroel Belsky zt”l • Recent OU Kosher Halacha Yomis • What in the World is Whey? • Kashrus Alert, Mazel Tov…

Daf Hakashrus Shavuos 5776 – Consumer Edition

• What in the World is Whey? • Is Your Oven Kosher? – Part II  

NISSAN-IYAR 5776/ APRIL-MAY 2016

• Lo Basi Ela L’Orer: Cold Whey • Mifustar – is It Mevushal? • Recent OU Kosher Halacha Yomis • Ask OU, Mazel Tov, Condolences, Kashrus Alert, Kashrus Advisory

Cold Whey

The OU accepts whey from cold non-kosher cheese production, provided that the cheese is made with kosher rennet. However, there is a disagreement among poskim, regarding whey that was made with animal rennet. Teshuvos Chasam Sofer (Y.D. 77) assumes that the rennet acts as a ma’amid on the whey, and he therefore writes that whey…

Winter 2016

Interactions with Rabbi Belsky – Redefining the Word “Irreplaceable”; Viva La OU Kosher! Bringing the Taste of Italy Home; Double, Double, Toil and Trouble: When One Boiler Serves Kosher and Non-Kosher Production

Daf Hakashrus Purim 5776 – Consumer Edition

• Hagaon Harav Chaim Yisroel Halevi Belsky Zt”l – An Appreciation • Is Your Oven Kosher? – What every Kosher Cook Must Know • Mifustar – Is it Mevushal?

IS YOUR OVEN KOSHER?

WHAT EVERY KOSHER COOK MUST KNOW From the ancient kirah to our modern microwave, oven cooking requires specific kashrus knowledge. Rabbi Luban explains the halachos involved and provides a practical guideline. A tasty food can be made inedible if not prepared properly. The same is true in the realm of kashruth. As we are meticulously…

MIFUSTAR – IS IT MEVUSHAL?

The kosher wine consumer knows that when shopping for wine, in addition to checking the bottle for a reliable hashgacha, they must also check to see if the wine is labeled mevushal or non-mevushal. Mevushal wine may be handled, and even poured by a non-Jew or a non-shomer Shabbos Jew; however non-mevushal wine, once opened,…

Devotion & Passion

A Tribute to the Life of Rabbi Emanuel Holzer zt”l On the 13th day of Adar 1, Erev Purim Katan, 5776, Rabbi Emanuel (Manny) Holzer zt”l passed away. Rabbi Holzer, an extraordinarily devoted disciple of the Rav, Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, zt”l, was an outstanding osek betzorchei tsibur, who dedicated much of his life to the…

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