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Drinks that are Pasteurized: What You Haven’t Realized
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A little-known secret of kosher drinks: it’s rare for a parve drink to be made on equipment dedicated exclusively to parve! How, then, does the certification work? Join Rabbi Gordimer, an OU Kashruth Rabbinic Coordinator with special expertise in dairy products, for a masterful and crystal-clear seminar on pasteurization and kosherization. This is a must-hear […]
Vegetable Inspection
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An area of kosher law applicable to every home is the inspection of vegetables for insects. But how is it to be done? In this special video presentation, experts from OU Kosher demonstrate how to check some of the most commonly-used vegetables: romaine lettuce, Spanish onions, scallions, parsley, asparagus, spinach, and strawberries. Take this unique […]
A Cogent Vignette About Kosher Vinaigrettes
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Believe it or not, a most challenging product to certify is salad dressing. Join Rabbi David Bistricer, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth, for a discussion of the issues involved. What if a dressing factory makes both dairy and parve–how do we keep the parve free of dairy? And what if they manufacture non_kosher, as […]
Building By-Products from the Bovine Beverage – Part II
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Attention Little Miss Muffet: You’ll fall off your tuffet when you find out how complex your curds and whey are! Rabbi Gordimer continues his invaluable discourse on issues in dairy-product manufacture. In this installment, he examines whey protein concentrate, lactose — and why is cheese such a challenge to certify? If you have questions or […]
Building By-Products from the Bovine Beverage – Part I
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Buy a cow, milk it, fill the carton, and voila! Sounds simple, right? Join Rabbi Gordimer, an OU Kashruth Rabbinic Coordinator with special expertise in dairy products, as he masterfully elucidates the intricacies of manufacturing dairy products. Cream cheese and non-fat dry milk will never look the same again! If you have questions or comments […]
The Certification of Meat Part III: Bedikos
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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 […]
The Certification of Meat Part II: The Shechitah
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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 […]