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Housekeepers: The Hidden Traps
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Your living room is clean - is your kitchen still kosher? Rabbi Ferrell, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth, discusses many halachic repercusssions of hiring a maid. Join him and learn how to avoid making a mess of your kitchen, even as it's being mopped! If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Ferrell please send them to: ferrelle@ou.org
Tricks of the Traveler: A Guide for Jews on Journeys – Part II
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Rabbi Donneal Epstein Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division Part of maturity is knowing how to address two priorities (seemingly) in conflict. Join Rabbi Epstein, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth, as he provides invaluable advice for travelers regarding prayer and kashruth regulations. Rabbi Epstein is also the author of "Halachos for the Traveler," published by Feldheim in 2000. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Epstein please send them to: epsteind@ou.org
Tricks of the Traveler: A Guide for Jews on Journeys – Part I
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Rabbi Donneal Epstein Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division They say "Bon Voyage" when you leave--but what can you do about it? Rabbi Epstein, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth, shares spiritual travel tips with us, including kashruth advice. Rabbi Epstein is also the author of "Halachos for the Traveler," published by Feldheim in 2000. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Epstein please send them to: epsteind@ou.org
Now WE See It, Now YOU Don’t
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Rabbi Howard Katzenstein Director, Business & Trademark Compliance, OU Kashruth Division The integrity of the OU trademark-symbol is zealously protected--but how? Join Rabbi Katzenstein as he describes procedures that lie at the very bedrock of the OU Kashruth's certification program. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Katzenstein please send them to: howardk@ou.org
How to Be a Savvy Consumer
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Rabbi Howard Katzenstein Director, Business & Trademark Compliance, OU Kashruth Division Caveat emptor! There are red flags in kosher shopping; now you can learn about them from an expert. Rabbi Katzenstein provides us with a valuable guide to smart kosher shopping. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Katzenstein please send them to: howardk@ou.org
Kosherizing Utensils – Part Two
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Rabbi Hershel Schachter Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a Senior Halachic Consultant to OU Kashruth and Rosh Yeshiva at New York's Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, continues his discussion of kosherizing utensils, examining the practices of Hag'alah (purging with water) and Libbun (intense heating). A not-to-be-missed chance to hear a master halachist's approach to a crucial topic!
Kosherizing Utensils – Part One
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Rabbi Hershel Schachter Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division How do unkosher utensils become kosherized? Explore the foundations of this basic process with Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a Senior Halachic Consultant to OU Kashruth and Rosh Yeshiva at New York's Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon. A must-hear for rabbis, rabbinical students, and all who seek a clear grasp of this topic!
The Illegal OU: Now We See It, Now YOU Don’t
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Rabbi Moshe Elefant COO and Executive Rabbinic Coordinator, Kashruth Division, Orthodox Union. Rabbi Elefant, COO and Executive Rabbinic Coordinator of OU Kosher, clues us in on an aspect of Kashruth often left in the shadows: the unauthorized OU symbol. Listen and learn about how it's detected and how YOU can help deal with it. Presented at the OU-RCA Pre-Pesach Seminar on March 21, 2006. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Elefant please send them to: elefantm@ou.org
YOU Can Be A Savvy Kosher Consumer!
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Being a smart kosher consumer starts with looking for the kosher symbol...but doesn't end there! Rabbi Chaim Goldberg, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, provides must-hear advice for educated kosher shopping. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Goldberg please send them to: {encode="goldbergc@ou.org" title="goldbergc@ou.org"}