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A Few Words about Fish-Worms
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Rabbi Eli Gersten Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth It’s an undeniable fact that there worms are found in salmon, herring, and other kosher species of fish. But worms are never kosher, right??? You might be surprised at the answer…Join Rabbi Eli Gersten, the Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth charged with recording OU P’sak and Policy, and […]
The Kashrus of Bugs
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Rabbi Hershel Schachter Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division A bug may be a little creature, but it can cause big problems! Join Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon and Senior Halachic Consultant with OU Kashruth, as he explains with thoroughness and clarity halachic issues pertaining to insects. He focuses greatly on […]
Go Away, Decay; Stay Away, Staleness
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Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division We don’t want to “spoil” anyone’s surprise, but this installment of Kosher Tidbits is about food preservatives and their kashrus issues. Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth responsible for numerous chemical companies, merges halacha, history, and science as he describes the way […]
To Hive and Have Not?
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Rabbi Eli Gersten Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth It’s well-known that bees are not kosher. How, then, can we eat honey??? Join Rabbi Eli Gersten, the Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth charged with recording OU policy, as he unravels this puzzle and other puzzles related to bees. In a through and clear presentation, Rabbi Gersten addresses […]
Of Faith and Factories: Kosher Supervision in the 21st Century
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The Torah is eternal, but methods of food processing constantly change monthly. This is what keeps the world of kosher certification buzzing all the time! Join Rabbi Gershon Segal, a veteran OU Kashruth Rabbinic Field Representative serving in the New England region, as he explores contemporary issues in kosher supervision: flavors, fermentation, coagulants, etc. Your […]
Timeless Laws, Timely Applications
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Enzymes and Exodus? Believe it or not, contemporary science and Divine statutes “get together” in this special two-for-one seminar. Rabbi Seth Mandel and Rabbi Chaim Goldberg, Rabbinic Coordinators with OU Kashruth possessing top-tier expertise in meat and fish, respectively, describe the basic kashruth laws from Mount Sinai and the contemporary applications to enzymes, food coloring, […]
Getting Schooled about Kosher Fish – VIDEO
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Rabbi Chaim Goldberg Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth “It’s got fins and scales: this fish is kosher.” Think so? Think again! Join Rabbi Chaim Goldberg, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kosher with special expertise in fish, as he reveals the real way to identify a kosher fish. When is a scale not a scale? When is […]
Merging Cleanliness and G-dliness
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Factory equipment is always a hot topic around the OU Kashruth office. A kosher apparatus poses no problem, of course…but how does the OU cope with devices used for non-kosher products? Join Rabbi Yisroel Paretzky, a Group Leader with OU Kashruth, as he discusses a surprising policy: using equipment in a non-kosher factory for kosher […]
A Refreshing Approach To Dairy Products
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Decades ago, the great sage Rav Moshe Feinstein, Zatzal, issued his permit to consume milk sold by American dairy companies. On what was this courageous ruling based? And is it still applicable today? Join Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth possessing vast expertise in the dairy industry, for a clear and thorough […]
The Milk of Human Kindness
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Colostrum is a special kind of milk, chock-full of protein and very beneficial for infants…but is it kosher? Join Rabbi Eli Gersten, the Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth charged with recording OU P’sak and Policy, for a clear and thorough discourse that includes such topics as: Why is milk kosher in the first place? Must […]