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Rabbi Yisroel Belsky

Rabbi Yisroel Belsky

The Certification of Meat Part IV: After the Shechitah

August 15, 2007, by

In the conclusion of this four-part tour de force discourse on Halacha and biology, HaRav Yisroel Belsky, a Senior Halachic Consultant for the Orthodox Union and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah V’Da’as discusses the post-shechitah aspects of meat preparation. Learn here about the need to avoid mix-ups in the slaughterhouse–even between kosher and kosher! Plus, […]

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The Certification of Meat Part III: Bedikos

April 23, 2007, by

Even if an animal is Nishchat (ritually slaughtered) properly, it is still not yet rendered permissible without certain crucial steps. Among those steps is the Bedikah (inspection). Join HaRav Yisroel Belsky, a Senior Halachic Consultant for the Orthodox Union and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah V’Da’as–himself a first-tier shochet–for a thorough and invaluable examination of […]

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The Certification of Meat Part II: The Shechitah

April 13, 2007, by

The ritual slaughter (shechitah) of meat is one of the most sensitive areas in all of kashrus, and its proper performance requires someone of great piety and scholarship. Join HaRav Yisroel Belsky, a Senior Halachic Consultant for the Orthodox Union and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah V’Da’as–himself a first-tier shochet–for an unforgettable and invaluable review […]

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The Certification of Meat Part I: The Species

March 7, 2007, by

Among the most complicated products to certify is meat. In the first part of this maxi-series, HaRav Belsky, a Senior Halachic Consultant for the Orthodox Union and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah V’Da’as, describes step one in the saga of kosher meat: identifying a kosher species. You’ll listen enraptured as Rav Belsky weaves together a […]

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A Guide for the Perplexed — about Purchasing Meat

February 21, 2007, by

Who can I trust? This is the question we were all asking ourselves after the Tri-state area’s recent tragic meat episode. The OU has answers. In this penetrating talk, HaRav Belsky, a Senior Halachic Consultant for the Orthodox Union and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah V’Da’as, discusses the meat industry and gives you the practical […]

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The Worms in Fish: Non-Kosher or Non-Issue?

February 6, 2007, by

We know that there are worms in fish. Why, then, do kosher consumers eat fish??? In this session, HaRav Belsky, a Senior Halachic Consultant for the Orthodox Union and Rosh Yeshiva of New York’s Yeshiva Torah V’Da’as, elucidates the pertinent facts and laws as only a great sage can. A not-to-be-missed presentation.

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Let’s Take a Look at Bakers and Cooks

December 20, 2006, by

Rabbi Yisroel Belsky Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division Ever wonder what part of kosher supervision takes the most effort? The answer will surprise you! Join HaRav Belsky, a Senior Halachic Consultant for the Orthodox Union and Rosh Yeshiva of New York’s Yeshiva Torah V’Da’as, as he explores the laws and technology underlying Bishul Yisroel […]

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Mezonos Bread: Easy Meal — or Enduring Myth?

September 18, 2006, by

Rabbi Yisroel Belsky Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division Flour and water don’t seem so complicated–until you open up the Code of Jewish Law! Join Rabbi Belsky, a Senior Halachic Consultant for the Orthodox Union and Rosh Yeshiva of New York’s Yeshiva Torah V’Da’as, as he discusses the laws of making blessings over breads and […]

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Vegetable Inspection: An Halachic and Historical Perspective

May 16, 2006, by

Rabbi Yisroel Belsky Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Rabbi Belsky, a Senior Halachic Consultant for the Orthodox Union and Rosh Yeshiva (Dean) of New York’s Yeshiva Torah V’Da’as, shows us that today’s issues with vegetable inspection are really yesterday’s issues, as well! A valuable […]

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