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Rabbi Hershel Schachter

Rabbi Hershel Schachter

Whose Food is it Anyway?

April 15, 2013, by

Sometimes, you need to juggle two volumes of the Shulchan Aruch at the same time! A case in point involves doing business with non-kosher food. Join Rav Hershel Schachter, one of OU Kashruth’s Senior Poskim and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, as he examines such questions as: Are there foods a Jew mayn’t sell? Are there foods a Jew mayn’t even own? Is a Jewish stock-holder considered an owner in the eyes of the Halacha? Tune in – you’ll see it was a good investment!

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Chicken, Can I See Some ID?

May 19, 2011, by

Tuna, eggs, meat…the list of animal derivatives we eat goes on and on. How do we know that a given creature is kosher? Join Rav Hershel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon and Senior Halachic Consultant with OU Kashruth, as he describes (with his characteristic comprehensiveness and clarity) the sources for eating what we […]

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The Kashrus of Bugs

October 18, 2010, by

Rabbi Hershel Schachter Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division A bug may be a little creature, but it can cause big problems! Join Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon and Senior Halachic Consultant with OU Kashruth, as he explains with thoroughness and clarity halachic issues pertaining to insects. He focuses greatly on […]

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Shemittah and The Diaspora Jew: Part I

November 9, 2007, by

In a thorough and highly-organized discussion of the laws of Shemittah (the Sabbatical year), Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Halachic Consultant to OU Kashruth and Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, disabuses us of the notion that it has nothing to do with the Diaspora Jew. In Part One, Rabbi Schachter discusses the Hetter Mechira and its impact on the permissibility of Israeli produce. What if the land was guarded or cultivated during the Shemittah year? Rabbi Schachter discusses this crucial question with dazzling breadth and clarity.

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Shemittah and The Diaspora Jew: Part II

November 9, 2007, by

In Part Two of his comprehensive treatment of Shemittah, Rabbi Schachter discusses the impact of land-ownership on the the permissibility of Shemittah produce. What botanicals are forbidden if they grew by themselves? Which produce is permitted if the land is sold? You won’t want to miss this masterful and mesmerizing presentation.

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Kashrus for Children: How Strict? How Soon?

February 8, 2007, by

Which Jewish parents don’t want to raise their children to live Jewish lives? Join Rabbi Schachter, Senior Halachic Consultant for OU Kashruth, as he masterfully explores this fundamental topic, exploring such issues as: the age to educate; what mitzvos to teach; medicating your child the kosher way; childhood fasting on Yom Kippur – and other relevant topics! Don’t miss this extra-special presentation.

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Milk and Honey: Some Hidden Kashruth Complexities

January 24, 2007, by

Rabbi Hershel Schachter Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division You sure enjoyed that cheese omelet this morning… but did you know that the kashruth of eggs and milk is not at all obvious??? Rabbi Schachter, Senior Halachic Consultant for OU Kashruth, provides a thorough and engaging discussion of the kashruth of live-animal derivatives, with a […]

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