Labels: Is What You See What You Get??

February 14, 2007, by

When is non-dairy creamer derived from milk? When is natural meat flavor not derived from meat? What could be unkosher about 100% pure orange juice? These and other practical issues are discussed by Rabbi Stone, a distinguished OU Kashruth Rabbinic Field Representative in the Tri-State region and a much sought after OU lecturer , in a special seminar given at Columbia University Law School Lunch and Learn program, as part of the ever popular OU Kosher Coming to Schools and Communities programs. A session jam-packed with useful data!

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Kashrus for Children: How Strict? How Soon?

February 8, 2007, by

Which Jewish parents don’t want to raise their children to live Jewish lives? Join Rabbi Schachter, Senior Halachic Consultant for OU Kashruth, as he masterfully explores this fundamental topic, exploring such issues as: the age to educate; what mitzvos to teach; medicating your child the kosher way; childhood fasting on Yom Kippur – and other relevant topics! Don’t miss this extra-special presentation.

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Housekeepers: The Hidden Traps

February 6, 2007, by

Your living room is clean – is your kitchen still kosher? Rabbi Ferrell, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth, discusses many halachic repercusssions of hiring a maid. Join him and learn how to avoid making a mess of your kitchen, even as it’s being mopped!

If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Ferrell please send them to: ferrelle@ou.org

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Tricks of the Traveler: A Guide for Jews on Journeys – Part II

January 24, 2007, by

Rabbi Donneal Epstein
Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division

Part of maturity is knowing how to address two priorities (seemingly) in conflict. Join Rabbi Epstein, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth, as he provides invaluable advice for travelers regarding prayer and kashruth regulations. Rabbi Epstein is also the author of “Halachos for the Traveler,” published by Feldheim in 2000.

If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Epstein please send them to: epsteind@ou.org

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Tricks of the Traveler: A Guide for Jews on Journeys – Part I

January 15, 2007, by

Rabbi Donneal Epstein
Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division

They say “Bon Voyage” when you leave–but what can you do about it? Rabbi Epstein, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth, shares spiritual travel tips with us, including kashruth advice. Rabbi Epstein is also the author of “Halachos for the Traveler,” published by Feldheim in 2000.

If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Epstein please send them to: epsteind@ou.org

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Now WE See It, Now YOU Don’t

May 31, 2006, by

Rabbi Howard Katzenstein
Director, Business & Trademark Compliance, OU Kashruth Division

The integrity of the OU trademark-symbol is zealously protected–but how? Join Rabbi Katzenstein as he describes procedures that lie at the very bedrock of the OU Kashruth’s certification program.

If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Katzenstein please send them to:

howardk@ou.org

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How to Be a Savvy Consumer

May 31, 2006, by

Rabbi Howard Katzenstein
Director, Business & Trademark Compliance, OU Kashruth Division

Caveat emptor! There are red flags in kosher shopping; now you can learn about them from an expert. Rabbi Katzenstein provides us with a valuable guide to smart kosher shopping.

If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Katzenstein please send them to:

howardk@ou.org

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Kosherizing Utensils – Part Two

May 25, 2006, by

Rabbi Hershel Schachter
Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division

Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a Senior Halachic Consultant to OU Kashruth and Rosh Yeshiva at New York’s Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, continues his discussion of kosherizing utensils, examining the practices of Hag’alah (purging with water) and Libbun (intense heating). A not-to-be-missed chance to hear a master halachist’s approach to a crucial topic!

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Kosherizing Utensils – Part One

May 25, 2006, by

Rabbi Hershel Schachter
Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division

How do unkosher utensils become kosherized? Explore the foundations of this basic process with Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a Senior Halachic Consultant to OU Kashruth and Rosh Yeshiva at New York’s Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon. A must-hear for rabbis, rabbinical students, and all who seek a clear grasp of this topic!

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The Illegal OU: Now We See It, Now YOU Don’t

March 30, 2006, by

Rabbi Moshe Elefant
COO and Executive Rabbinic Coordinator, Kashruth Division, Orthodox Union.

Rabbi Elefant, COO and Executive Rabbinic Coordinator of OU Kosher, clues us in on an aspect of Kashruth often left in the shadows: the unauthorized OU symbol. Listen and learn about how it’s detected and how YOU can help deal with it. Presented at the OU-RCA Pre-Pesach Seminar on March 21, 2006.

If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Elefant please send them to:

elefantm@ou.org

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