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Orthodox Union

Pre-Pesach Webinar March 19, 2018

March 7, 2018, by

This year’s Pre-Passover Webinar was broadcasted live from OU Headquarters in New York, NY. You can also visit OU Kosher’s Facebook page for the live video – facebook.com/OUKosher.  The OU Kosher panelists: Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Chief Operating Officer Rabbi Gavriel Price, Rabbinic Coordinator for Ingredient Research Rabbi Eli Gersten, Rabbinic Coordinator and Halachic Recorder We also featured the OU […]

Thousands Tune Into OU Kosher’s Annual Passover Webinar 2017  

March 24, 2017, by

Once again, thousands of Kosher consumers tuned into OU Kosher’s popular seventh annual Pre-Passover Webinar on Tuesday, March 22, 2017. Presented by leading OU Rabbi’s including Rabbi Moshe Elefant, OU Kosher’s COO, Rabbi Gavriel Price, Rabbinic Coordinator, of OU Kosher’s Ingredient Department, Rabbi Eli Gersten, Recorder of OU Kosher P’sak, and Rabbi Zvi Nussbaum, the voice behind the OU Kosher Hotline. Topics included […]

Hi-tech Kitchen Appliances: Navigating their use on Shabbos- OU Certifies Plug-in Device by Zman Technologies…

November 9, 2016, by

Technology has changed drastically over the last 30 years and with that, its application in home appliances, such as refrigerators. What was once merely a question of indirectly activating a compressor on Shabbos, which many leading poskim permitted, is now considerably more complex. Activating the automatic defrost system, which is controlled by microprocessors and door […]

“Using Quantitative Data to Lead Qualitative Conversations”

August 23, 2012, by

Dan Hazony, Director of Information Systems for NCSY, has an op-ed in eJewish Philanthropy entitled “Using Quantitative Data to Lead Qualitative Conversations.” In it, he discusses figuring out what needs to be measured, setting up an infrastructure to support the measurements, overcoming staff reluctance to data-gathering, and more. This is especially vital in what he […]

Passover On My Mind

April 1, 2011, by

For many of us preparation for Passover begins right after the Purim holiday. We get to eat, drink and be merry on Purim, just in time for the most hectic holiday season of year. If you ask me, Purim should come after Passover, so we can celebrate our survival of the “Passover Pandemonium” but history […]

Coffee, I Can’t Live Without It!

March 1, 2011, by

I’m addicted to coffee! Okay, I admit it! According to Wikipedia, an addiction is defined as a physical and psychological dependence. Addiction can also be viewed as a continued involvement with a substance or activity despite the negative consequences associated with it. Pleasure and enjoyment would have originally been sought, however, over a period of […]


February 8, 2011, by

I think I’ve died and gone to “Snack Cake” heaven. My daughter Shani, who loves to bake, recently came up with the ideal snack cake recipe she found online. A cupcake topped with a donut! Yes, I know, topping a baked good with a fried one is indeed self indulgent, but who could resist this […]

The Secret Life of a Chocoholic

February 7, 2011, by

Please don’t tell anyone, but I’m a chocoholic. My father (of blessed memory) used to bribe me with chocolate to get me to go to bed, clean my room, do my homework or finish my food. Chocolate was and still is this magical cherished product that makes me happy. They say that some people are […]

A Slave To Trends!

January 24, 2011, by

I’ve always been a slave to trends. In the 1970’s as I was growing up, I was fascinated by the latest trends in fashion, hairstyles, makeup, and music. I was a young child when hippies and flower power were all the rage, but I grew up loving fashion and always wanted the latest handbag, makeup […]

California Here I Come…..

January 12, 2011, by

I consider myself a “foodie”, I love food, I deal with food companies daily and I travel to food trade shows for OU Kosher. Wikipedia’s definition of a “foodie” is an informal term for a particular class of aficionado of food and drink. A “foodie” is different than a “gourmet”. Foodies differ in that gourmets […]