YOU Can Be A Savvy Kosher Consumer!

March 16, 2006, by

Being a smart kosher consumer starts with looking for the kosher symbol…but doesn’t end there! Rabbi Chaim Goldberg, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, provides must-hear advice for educated kosher shopping. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Goldberg please send them to: {encode=”goldbergc@ou.org” title=”goldbergc@ou.org”}

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Bishul Akum: Fit for a King – or Just for King Kong?

March 8, 2006, by

Potato chips and potatoes au gratin – would the Torah really care about the difference? How can a decision by the White House caterer make my dishes traif? Rabbi David Cohen, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, solves some of the puzzles of Bishul Akum. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Cohen please send them to: {encode=”cohend@ou.org” title=”cohend@ou.org”}

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Bishul Akum: The Written Law About What’s Eaten Raw

March 8, 2006, by

When is a carrot not kosher? How could a mushroom be acceptable in America and traif in Israel? Rabbi David Cohen, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, reveals some of the secrets behind the concept of Bishul Akum. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Cohen please send them to: {encode=”cohend@ou.org” title=”cohend@ou.org”}

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Are You Fluent in Kosher?

February 16, 2006, by

What does the word “kosher” mean, anyway? And why does my non-dairy creamer have an OU-D? Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, gives us the facts about the lingo of kashruth supervision. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Bendelstein please send them to: {encode=”bendelsteiny@ou.org” title=”bendelsteiny@ou.org”}

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Of Factories and Faith: Seeing the Hand of G-d

February 9, 2006, by

“The Good L-rd works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.” Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, shows us how that plays out in kosher supervision. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Bendelstein please send them to: {encode=”bendelsteiny@ou.org” title=”bendelsteiny@ou.org”}

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