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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
As the World Churns: Aspects of Kosher Butter Production
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Butter isn’t produced anymore the way Grandma used to make it! Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, a highly-respected kashruth expert in the field of dairies, shares with us the intriguing ins-and-outs of the kosher butter industry. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Gordimer please send them to: {encode=”gordimer@ou.org” title=”gordimer@ou.org”}
What’s Cooking in the Baking Industry?
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Rabbi Yisroel Meir Paretzky, Rabbinic Coordinator & Group Leader, OU Kashruth Division, and senior OU expert in the area of baked goods, shares with us the surprising story behind the kosher manufacture of breads, cakes, and cookies. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Paretzky please send them to: {encode=”paretzkyy@ou.org” title=”paretzkyy@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"}
Bishul Akum: Fit for a King – or Just for King Kong?
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Potato chips and potatoes au gratin - would the Torah really care about the difference? How can a decision by the White House caterer make my dishes traif? Rabbi David Cohen, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashruth Division, solves some of the puzzles of Bishul Akum. If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Cohen please send them to: {encode="cohend@ou.org" title="cohend@ou.org"}
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"}