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Are Dried Fruits “Moistly” Kosher?
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“The Sun requires kosher certification; consequently, some dried fruit may not be permissible.” You’ll never see THAT line in an article! And yet, you’ll still want to join Rabbi David Bistricer, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth possessing vast expertise in insect infestation, as he discusses the kashrus “red flags” when buying dried fruits. You’ll […]
The “Oils” are “Olive” with the Sound of Kashrus
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Take one olive. Squeeze. Voila–olive oil. Nothing could go wrong with the kashrus, right..? WRONG. Join Rabbi Akiva Tendler, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth, as he describes the surprising story of kosher olive oil. Did you know that manufacture of your olive oil may involve the use of chemicals and enzymes? And is pure […]
Fish Purchases: Good Buy for Now
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What’s wrong with this picture: I took my list of kosher fish to an uncertified fish store. I saw that a fish he was selling was on the list, so I asked him to cut me a piece of it. If this doesn’t sound strange to you, you need to watch this VIDEO! Let Rabbi […]
New Utensils: Sink or Swim… or Both!
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Topics in Maintaining a Kosher Home – Part IV: New Utensils: Sink or Swim… or Both! New silverware. New bowls and plates. Factory-sealed, even. Definitely kosher. But don’t use it in a Jewish kitchen! Join Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth, for the final installment of a series of seminars on […]
Dairy Products: Solving the “Moo”steries
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Take one cow. Add one bucket. Voila – dairy products! So whence all of the kashrus issues? Join Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth possessing vast expertise and experience in the dairy industry, as he explores such questions as: Why does ice cream need rigorous supervision? Isn’t AA grade butter inherently kosher? […]
The Baffling Enigma of the Bowfin Egg
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Kosher animal? Drink its milk. Kosher bird? Eat its eggs. Kosher fish—now hold on! Join Rabbi Eli Gersten, the Rabbinic Coordinator in charge of regarding the halachic policies of OU Kashruth, for a discussion of bowfin roe, an enigmatic fish-egg in the annals of Jewish law. Rabbi Gersten clearly elucidates the history of identifying kosher […]
Kosher Wine: I’ll Drink to That!
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Rabbi Nachum Rabinowitz Senior Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Among the most sensitive areas in all of kashrus certification is wine manufacture. Even the initial extraction of juice from the grape is subject to regulation! Join Rabbi Nachum Rabinowitz, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth possessing vast expertise in wine manufacture, as he clearly and comprehensively […]