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Dairy Products: Solving the “Moo”steries
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Take one cow. Add one bucket. Voila – dairy products! So whence all of the kashrus issues? Join Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth possessing vast expertise and experience in the dairy industry, as he explores such questions as: Why does ice cream need rigorous supervision? Isn’t AA grade butter inherently kosher? […]
The Baffling Enigma of the Bowfin Egg
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Kosher animal? Drink its milk. Kosher bird? Eat its eggs. Kosher fish—now hold on! Join Rabbi Eli Gersten, the Rabbinic Coordinator in charge of regarding the halachic policies of OU Kashruth, for a discussion of bowfin roe, an enigmatic fish-egg in the annals of Jewish law. Rabbi Gersten clearly elucidates the history of identifying kosher […]
Kosher Wine: I’ll Drink to That!
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Rabbi Nachum Rabinowitz Senior Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Among the most sensitive areas in all of kashrus certification is wine manufacture. Even the initial extraction of juice from the grape is subject to regulation! Join Rabbi Nachum Rabinowitz, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth possessing vast expertise in wine manufacture, as he clearly and comprehensively […]
Cheese without Ease: A Kashrus Challenge Solved
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Would you roast a kosher hamburger on a grill used for bacon cheeseburgers? Probably not! Imagine the challenges faced when a non-kosher cheese packager wants to package kosher cheese…Join Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth possessing vast expertise about the dairy industry, on this real-life kashrus adventure story, as he describes a […]
Chicken, Can I See Some ID?
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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 […]
Vegan Restaurants: The Problems that can Sprout Up
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Rabbi Dov Schreier Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division No dairy, no meat, no eggs—just veggies! So what could be safer than a vegan restaurant? Join Rabbi Dov Schreier, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth with vast expertise in restaurant certification, as he elucidates the REAL story! How can a kosher oven create non-kosher food? What […]
Kosher Cheese: Not Made with Ease
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Many people imagine that kosher cheese in made in kosher cheese factories. In this case, many people are wrong! Join Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth possessing singular expertise in the field of dairy certification, as he describes the inside story behind cheese manufacture. How does milk become cheese in the first […]
Is There Something Fishy about Meat?
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Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division Everybody knows that a kosher kitchen lacks meat-dairy mixtures. Not as well known is that mixtures of meat and fish are also disallowed! Join Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth, for a clear and thorough exploration of this “orphan” topic. Must I […]