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Unauthorized OU’s
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Unauthorized OU's presented by Rabbi Baruch Cywiak. Recorded on August 11, 2006 at OU world Headquarters in NY, NY as part of the Harry H. Beren ASK OU8 Kashruth Internship Program.
Let’s “Ex-salmon” the Kashrus of Fish
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Rabbi Donneal Epstein Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division When is a scale not a scale? How do you buy kosher fish in non-kosher markets? Rabbi Epstein possesses great expertise in the fish industry and shares the “fin-tastic” facts about identifying kosher fish. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Epstein please send them to: […]
Got (Powdered) Milk (Protein)?
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Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division What does imitation cheese have to do with imitation jewelry? Plenty! Join Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth specializing in dairies, and learn the secrets of kosher casein (milk-protein) manufacture. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Gordimer please send them to: gordimer@ou.org
The “Hole” Truth: Together, Bagels and the OU
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Rabbi Yisroel Bendelstein Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division Everyone will tell you that the bagel is a Jewish food–but is it always kosher? Rabbi Bendelstein, an OU Kashruth Rabbinic Coordinator with great expertise in baked goods, describes for us the numerous halachic issues involved in manufacturing a simple kosher bagel. If you have questions or […]
Hafrashas Challah on the Industrial Scale
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Rabbi Hershel Schachter Senior Halachic Consultant, OU Kashruth Division How could bread with all-kosher ingredients be unkosher? Rabbi Schachter, Senior Halachic Consultant for OU Kashruth, gives us a thorough survey of the mitzvah (commandment) to separate challah from dough, with a special emphasis on this issues related to factories. You’ll never look at a 7-layer […]
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 […]