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Bishul Akum: The Written Law About What’s Eaten Raw
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When is a carrot not kosher? How could a mushroom be acceptable in America and traif in Israel? Rabbi David Cohen, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, reveals some of the secrets behind the concept of Bishul Akum. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Cohen please send them to: {encode="cohend@ou.org" title="cohend@ou.org"}
Trix Of The Trade: The Production Of Kosher Cereals
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Cereals have “cerious” issues regarding Berachos and Bishul. Rabbi David Gorelik, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, provides the fast-breaking news about everyone’s favorite breakfast. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Gorelik please send them to: {encode=”gorelikd@ou.org” title=”gorelikd@ou.org”}
Are You Fluent in Kosher?
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What does the word "kosher" mean, anyway? And why does my non-dairy creamer have an OU-D? Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, gives us the facts about the lingo of kashruth supervision. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Bendelstein please send them to: {encode="bendelsteiny@ou.org" title="bendelsteiny@ou.org"}
Of Factories and Faith: Seeing the Hand of G-d
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"The Good L-rd works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform." Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, shows us how that plays out in kosher supervision. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Bendelstein please send them to: {encode="bendelsteiny@ou.org" title="bendelsteiny@ou.org"}
The OU-D Symbol: Is the Product More or Less Dairy?
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Rabbi Yaakov Luban Executive Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division Ever wonder why a seemingly – parve item has an OU-D? Rabbi Luban takes us behind-the-scenes to understand how OU products become “dairy.” If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Luban please send them to : lubany@ou.org
Ingredient Panels: Unraveling the Mysteries
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Most of us aren't chemists or rabbis - how can we ever decipher an ingredient panel? Rabbi Bendelstein, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, enlightens us so we know what we're eating. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Bendelstein please send them to : bendelsteiny@ou.org