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Rabbi Hershel Schachter

Rabbi Hershel Schachter

Hafrashas Challah on the Industrial Scale

June 26, 2006, by

Rabbi Hershel Schachter Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division How could bread with all-kosher ingredients be unkosher? Rabbi Schachter, Senior Halachic Consultant for OU Kashruth, gives us a thorough survey of the mitzvah (commandment) to separate challah from dough, with a special emphasis on this issues related to factories. You’ll never look at a 7-layer […]

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Kosherizing Utensils – Part Two

May 25, 2006, by

Rabbi Hershel Schachter
Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division

Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a Senior Halachic Consultant to OU Kashruth and Rosh Yeshiva at New York’s Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, continues his discussion of kosherizing utensils, examining the practices of Hag’alah (purging with water) and Libbun (intense heating). A not-to-be-missed chance to hear a master halachist’s approach to a crucial topic!

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Kosherizing Utensils – Part One

May 25, 2006, by

Rabbi Hershel Schachter
Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division

How do unkosher utensils become kosherized? Explore the foundations of this basic process with Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a Senior Halachic Consultant to OU Kashruth and Rosh Yeshiva at New York’s Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon. A must-hear for rabbis, rabbinical students, and all who seek a clear grasp of this topic!

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Tuna Fish: “Can” It Be Kosher?

May 4, 2006, by

Rabbi Hershel Schachter Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division It comes to us from overseas without any identifying marks; why do we eat it? Rabbi Schachter, a senior Halachic Consultant for OU Kosher and Rosh Yeshiva at New York’s Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, discusses the fascinating halachic basis for certifying canned tuna fish.

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