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Rabbi Yaakov Luban

Rabbi Yaakov Luban

The Vaad HaKashrus: Politicians or Professionals?

July 8, 2009, by

Rabbi Yaakov Luban
Executive Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth

How sophisticated is the local Vaad certifying that delicious calzone and those yummy buffalo wings? Join Rabbi Yaakov Luban, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator of OU Kashruth and a specialist in communal kashrus issues, in this rare peek behind–the–scenes. Rabbi Luban discusses kashrus history and kashrus recommendations—and you won’t want to miss, “Does politics impact on Kashrus..?” You might be surprised…

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The Vaad HaKashrus: How and Why?

June 24, 2009, by

Rabbi Yaakov Luban
Executive Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth

Your local kosher bakery and Chinese restaurant both need kashrus certification. How is it set up? Join Rabbi Yaakov Luban, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator of OU Kashruth and a specialist in communal kashrus issues, as he uses his vast expertise to describe the underpinnings of a Vaad HaKashrus (local kashrus agency). Who participates? How are the responsibilities divided? How do kashrus professionals avoid divisiveness and burn-out? Who sets the standards? Tune in and find out what happens behind-the scenes…

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“What Could Be Wrong?” – A Guide for the Informed Kosher Consumer – Part I

July 31, 2007, by

Rabbi Yaakov Luban Executive Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth In a special seminar given at the Rabbi Moshe Aaron Yeshiva High School in Edison, NJ, Rabbi Yaakov Luban, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator of OU Kosher and a two-decade veteran of kosher certification, spells out the numerous and multifarious issues that one can face in so-called “uncomplicated” foods. […]

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Israeli Produce: A Guide to Terumos and Ma’aseros

June 19, 2007, by

Rabbi Yaakov Luban
Executive Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division

Listen to Rabbi Yaakov Luban, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator of OU Kashruth, and a daunting task will become simple and easy! If you’d love to support Israel by buying Israeli produce, but shy away because of the need to tithe (take Terumos and Ma’aseros), worry no more. This session contains a step-by-step guide to tithing produce. You’ll certainly want to take notes: don’t forget your pen and paper! If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Luban please send them to : lubany@ou.org

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