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Jewish Holidays

Why is This Shabbos Different from All Other Shabbosos?

March 25, 2008, by

Erev Pesach is always a busy day. Imagine combining it with Shabbos! In 2005, at an OU-RCA Pesach conference, Rabbi Menachem Genack, Rabbinic Administrator and CEO of OU Kashruth, tackled the subject from the perspective of the Rishonim (early Talmudic commentators), also citing his great mentor, the Rav – Rabbi Yosef Dov HaLevi Soloveitchik, Zatzal. […]

Bread-Buying and Pasta-Purchasing Post-Pesach: Problem or Permitted?

March 18, 2008, by

Everyone knows that bread is a strict no-no during Pesach. But what about after Pesach–no problem, right? Wrong! Join Rabbi Yaakov Luban, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator of OU Kashruth, for a thorough and lucid discussion of the issue of Chametz SheAvar Alav HaPesach. When exactly is chametz prohibited, even after Pesach? Does ownership of the chometz […]

The Borders of Egypt

March 29, 2007, by

In a few nights we will be sitting around our Seder tables drinking copious amounts of wine or grape juice and eating fragile, dry matzos with a smattering of horseradish or lettuce. We will have a beautiful table surrounded by family and guests dressed in their festive best. The highlight of the evening will undoubtedly […]

Pesach Q&A Seminar 2007

March 28, 2007, by

In a Pre-Pesach Q&A Rabbis Yoel Schonfeld and David Polsky deal with milk, omega 3, vitamins, coffee, soy milk, non-food items, quinoa, animal food, & more. Recorded at OU World Headquarters in NY, NY on March 28, 2007.

Could Chometz be a Problem “after” Pesach???

March 27, 2007, by

The answer is a resounding, “yes.” Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Senior Halachic Consultant for OU Kashruth and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan, discusses the problems with using chometz that was owned during Pesach. Does it matter who owned it? What about stock shares? Why is it a problem in the first place? You’ll be […]

Wine and Grape Juice for the Four Kosos

March 22, 2007, by

There is a dispute among the poskim regarding whether one may use grape juice to fulfill the mitzvah of drinking the 4 cups at the Passover Seder. Presented by Rabbi Menachem Genack CEO and Rabbinic Administrator of OU Kashruth. Recorded on March 18, 2007 at Lincoln Square Synagogue in NY,NY as part of the Harry […]

Selected Haggadah Chants

March 22, 2007, by

Selected Haggadah Chants: an explanation of the nusah chant for Ha Lachma Anya and musical origin and usage of Adir Hu. Presented by: Cantor Bernard Beer, Director, Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music. accompanied by Cantor Eric S. Freeman

The Kashrus of Medicine for Pesach

March 21, 2007, by

G-d wants us to guard our health. G-d wants us to avoid eating Chametz during Pesach. What do we do when these imperatives conflict? What does one do when a medicine contains fermented grains or legumes? OU Kashruth is happy to present Rabbi Mintz, the Rabbinic Coordinator charged with recording OU policy, in a special […]

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