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Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein

Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein

Making Sense of the Kosher Bakery Scent

January 19, 2008, by

The common wisdom is that baked goods are so simple: flour and water, and maybe yeast and salt. Listen to Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth with special expertise in baked goods, and find out that the common wisdom is dead wrong. Is shortening always kosher? What about preservatives? Can bread be […]

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Living and Breathing…and Even Eating Kosher

January 19, 2008, by

Is ‘kosher” more than a kind of food? Yes, says Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth. In this presentation, Rabbi Bendelstein does more than talk about elements of kosher certification. He does more than talk about eating in a kosher way. He also talks about living in a kosher way. A special treat you won’t want to miss.

This seminar was recorded live at the Beth Israel Synagogue in Edmonton, Canada, on December 25, 2007, as part of the “Yeshiva for a Day” program, sponsored with Edmonton Jewish General Education.

Click here to read a review article (with pictures) about the OU’s presentations in Edmonton.

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The Whole Whole-Grain Kosher Story

October 15, 2007, by

“If it’s all natural, it must be all kosher.” Many people believe this; the truth is quite the opposite! Join Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein, a Rabinnic Coordinator with OU Kashruth with extensive experience in the baking industry, as he explains the ins-and-outs of kosher granola manufacture. Granola is a deceptively simple product; prepare to be surprised! […]

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An Educated Look Before a Kashrus Leap – Part II

August 9, 2007, by

This is the conclusion of a special presentation recorded live in front of a women’s group from Ohr Samei’ach. Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein, a Rabbinic Coordinator specializing in baked goods, delineates crucial guidelines for the kosher consumer. Join him and learn about the serious kashrus problems unrevealed by ingredient panels. During this 2-part seminar, you’ll hear […]

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An Educated Look Before a Kashrus Leap – Part I

August 9, 2007, by

This is the first part of a special presentation recorded live in front of a women’s group from Ohr Samei’ach. Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein, a Rabbinic Coordinator specializing in baked goods, delineates crucial guidelines for the kosher consumer. Join him and learn about the serious kashrus problems unrevealed by ingredient panels. During this 2-part seminar, you’ll […]

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Donuts: The “Hole” Story

February 6, 2007, by

So delicious to eat – and so many issues to sort out! Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein, an OU Kashruth Rabbinic Coordinator with extensive expertise in baked goods, gives us a thorough overview of a surprisingly-broad topic, as he weaves food technology and Torah law together. A real treat – for the mind! If you have questions […]

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The “Hole” Truth: Together, Bagels and the OU

July 5, 2006, by

Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division Everyone will tell you that the bagel is a Jewish food–but is it always kosher? Rabbi Bendelstein, an OU Kashruth Rabbinic Coordinator with great expertise in baked goods, describes for us the numerous halachic issues involved in manufacturing a simple kosher bagel. If you have questions or […]

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Are You Fluent in Kosher?

February 16, 2006, by

What does the word “kosher” mean, anyway? And why does my non-dairy creamer have an OU-D? Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, gives us the facts about the lingo of kashruth supervision. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Bendelstein please send them to: {encode=”bendelsteiny@ou.org” title=”bendelsteiny@ou.org”}

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Of Factories and Faith: Seeing the Hand of G-d

February 9, 2006, by

“The Good L-rd works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.” Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, shows us how that plays out in kosher supervision. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Bendelstein please send them to: {encode=”bendelsteiny@ou.org” title=”bendelsteiny@ou.org”}

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