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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 […]
Cheese without Ease: A Kashrus Challenge Solved
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Would you roast a kosher hamburger on a grill used for bacon cheeseburgers? Probably not! Imagine the challenges faced when a non-kosher cheese packager wants to package kosher cheese…Join Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth possessing vast expertise about the dairy industry, on this real-life kashrus adventure story, as he describes a […]
Chicken, Can I See Some ID?
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Tuna, eggs, meat…the list of animal derivatives we eat goes on and on. How do we know that a given creature is kosher? Join Rav Hershel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon and Senior Halachic Consultant with OU Kashruth, as he describes (with his characteristic comprehensiveness and clarity) the sources for eating what we […]
Vegan Restaurants: The Problems that can Sprout Up
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Rabbi Dov Schreier Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division No dairy, no meat, no eggs—just veggies! So what could be safer than a vegan restaurant? Join Rabbi Dov Schreier, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth with vast expertise in restaurant certification, as he elucidates the REAL story! How can a kosher oven create non-kosher food? What […]
Kosher Cheese: Not Made with Ease
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Many people imagine that kosher cheese in made in kosher cheese factories. In this case, many people are wrong! Join Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth possessing singular expertise in the field of dairy certification, as he describes the inside story behind cheese manufacture. How does milk become cheese in the first […]
Is There Something Fishy about Meat?
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Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division Everybody knows that a kosher kitchen lacks meat-dairy mixtures. Not as well known is that mixtures of meat and fish are also disallowed! Join Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth, for a clear and thorough exploration of this “orphan” topic. Must I […]
A Few Words about Fish-Worms
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Rabbi Eli Gersten Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth It’s an undeniable fact that there worms are found in salmon, herring, and other kosher species of fish. But worms are never kosher, right??? You might be surprised at the answer…Join Rabbi Eli Gersten, the Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth charged with recording OU P’sak and Policy, and […]
The Kashrus of Bugs
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Rabbi Hershel Schachter Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division A bug may be a little creature, but it can cause big problems! Join Rabbi Herschel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon and Senior Halachic Consultant with OU Kashruth, as he explains with thoroughness and clarity halachic issues pertaining to insects. He focuses greatly on […]
Go Away, Decay; Stay Away, Staleness
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Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division We don’t want to “spoil” anyone’s surprise, but this installment of Kosher Tidbits is about food preservatives and their kashrus issues. Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth responsible for numerous chemical companies, merges halacha, history, and science as he describes the way […]
To Hive and Have Not?
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Rabbi Eli Gersten Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth It’s well-known that bees are not kosher. How, then, can we eat honey??? Join Rabbi Eli Gersten, the Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth charged with recording OU policy, as he unravels this puzzle and other puzzles related to bees. In a through and clear presentation, Rabbi Gersten addresses […]