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Yashan: Are There Gray Areas about Grain Areas?
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How could detente with the Soviet Union effect the kashrus of your home? What kashrus distinction could there be between a crunchy pretzel and a chewy pretzel? These questions and more are answered by Rabbi David Gorelik, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth with special expertise in Yashan flour production. “Yashan” has reference to the […]
At the Bedrock of the OU: The Ingredient Approval Process
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Control of ingredients is crucial in the reliable certification of products. What raw materials are allowed inside an OU factory? Is there an OU method to determine the difference between “fit” and “unfit”? In an eloquent and comprehensive presentation that will delight both the ear and the mind, Rabbi Yerachmiel Morrison, Director of the OU […]
The Whole Whole-Grain Kosher Story
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“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! […]
The Certification of Meat Part IV: After the Shechitah
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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, […]
An Educated Look Before a Kashrus Leap – Part II
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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 […]
An Educated Look Before a Kashrus Leap – Part I
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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 […]
Is Milk Kosher?
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Some cows have certain defects in their organs that render their meat non-kosher, even if properly slaughtered. Moreover, the milk of such cows is non-kosher! Does a farmer need to do an MRI every time he milks a cow? Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, an OU Kashruth Rabbinic Coordinator with special expertise in dairy products, discusses the […]