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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 […]
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!
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 […]