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Kosher Chemical Manufacture: A Serious Matter
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Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division What would Rabbi Akiva say about reactors? What would Maimonides say about molecules? Find out with Rabbi Ferrell, a Rabbinic Coordinator responsible for numerous chemical manufacturers, as he describes–in layman’s terms–halachic and technical issues addressed in certifying chemicals. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi […]
Kosher Flavor Manufacture: A “Holy” Satisfying Process
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Rabbi Moshe Zywica Rabbinic Coordinator & Group Leader, OU Kashruth Division That yummy strawberry flavor. That tangy BBQ taste. So easy to enjoy–but not so easy to produce! Join Rabbi Zywica, an expert on the flavor industry, for a surprise-packed peek at kosher flavor manufacture. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Zywica please […]
Vegetable Inspection: An Halachic and Historical Perspective
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Rabbi Yisroel Belsky Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Rabbi Belsky, a Senior Halachic Consultant for the Orthodox Union and Rosh Yeshiva (Dean) of New York’s Yeshiva Torah V’Da’as, shows us that today’s issues with vegetable inspection are really yesterday’s issues, as well! A valuable […]
Kosher Yogurt: An Uplifting Cultural Experience
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Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division Think that certifying yogurt is “just a bowl of cherries”? Think again! Rabbi Gordimer, an expert in the field of dairy certification, uncovers the surprising complexities in kosher yogurt production. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Gordimer please send them to: gordimer@ou.org
Avoiding the Arthropods: The Story of Certified Vegetables
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Rabbi Hershel Schachter Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division We think of pork as “very unkosher”–but an aphid is even worse! Rabbi Schachter, a senior Halachic Consultant for OU Kosher and Rosh Yeshiva at New York’s Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, reveals to us the concerns that are addressed in certifying vegetables.
Tuna Fish: “Can” It Be Kosher?
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Rabbi Hershel Schachter Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division It comes to us from overseas without any identifying marks; why do we eat it? Rabbi Schachter, a senior Halachic Consultant for OU Kosher and Rosh Yeshiva at New York’s Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, discusses the fascinating halachic basis for certifying canned tuna fish.
As the World Churns: Aspects of Kosher Butter Production
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Butter isn’t produced anymore the way Grandma used to make it! Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, a highly-respected kashruth expert in the field of dairies, shares with us the intriguing ins-and-outs of the kosher butter industry. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Gordimer please send them to: {encode=”gordimer@ou.org” title=”gordimer@ou.org”}
What’s Cooking in the Baking Industry?
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Rabbi Yisroel Meir Paretzky, Rabbinic Coordinator & Group Leader, OU Kashruth Division, and senior OU expert in the area of baked goods, shares with us the surprising story behind the kosher manufacture of breads, cakes, and cookies. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Paretzky please send them to: {encode=”paretzkyy@ou.org” title=”paretzkyy@ou.org”}