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Whose Food is it Anyway?
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Sometimes, you need to juggle two volumes of the Shulchan Aruch at the same time! A case in point involves doing business with non-kosher food. Join Rav Hershel Schachter, one of OU Kashruth’s Senior Poskim and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchanon, as he examines such questions as: Are there foods a Jew mayn’t sell? Are there foods a Jew mayn’t even own? Is a Jewish stock-holder considered an owner in the eyes of the Halacha? Tune in - you’ll see it was a good investment!
Why is This Chemical Different from All Other Chemicals?
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There are some chemicals that enhance the taste of food, but some chemicals are lethal. How does the OU handle both? Join Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell, a Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth, as he examines the halachos and science behind the kashrus certification of inedibles and animal-derivatives. Glycerin seasoned with glass-cleanser may not be so […]
Nikkur Practicum
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Nikkur Practicum with the Nirbater Rav, Rabbi Ahron Teitelbaum and Reb Yakov Jacubowitz. Recorded on August 26, 2008 at OU World Headquarters in NY, NY as part of the Harry H. Beren ASK OU9 Kashruth Internship Program.
Pre-Pesach Information Seminar on Various Pesach inyanim
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OU Kosher Presents a special pre-Pesach information seminar for our dedicated RC’s and RFR’s focusing on educating ourselves regarding various Pesach inyanim. Topics to be discussed include: Rabbi Eli Gersten – Overview of Kitniyos Shenishtana Rabbi Gavriel Price – How do we determine Passover status? Rabbi Dov Schreier – Pesach Predicaments for Food Service
The Berachos on Cold Cereals: A Hot Topic
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Wake up hungry? Want some cereal? Get a spoon, a bowl--and listen to this Tidbit! In this installment, Rabbi Eli Gersten, the Rabbinic Coordinator with OU Kashruth charged with recording OU Psak and Policy, discusses the berachos made on breakfast cereals. He'll give you an overview of some of the fundamentals of the laws of berachos, and describe how crucial it is to know how cereals are made. Tune in, and you'll be ready for action when it's "crunch" time! If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Gersten please send them to: {encode="gerstene@ou.org" title="gerstene@ou.org"}