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The following OU Kosher Alerts & Advisories were released by the Orthodox Union's Kosher Division on the date indicated.

 
  • Succos
    The connection between kashrus and Yom Tov is fairly apparent during Pesach. During this special holiday, chometz is strictly prohibited and we fulfill a very unique mitzvah of eating matzah. There are many intricate halachos associated with baking matzah, which if not performed properly, render one’s matzos to become chometz. There are also many halachos associated with the kashrus of wine used for daled kosos, the maror that we eat at the seder, and the list goes on. However, Pesach is not a holiday that has a monopoly on kashrus concepts. Areas of kashrus are also touched upon during other times of the year, even though sometimes the connection may seem hidden. Succos is no exception, as there are topics dealing with kashrus and eating, which are associated with this special time.
  • OU Kosher Presents Consumer Hotline FAQ’s for Sukkot
    OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers in preparation for Sukkot. Questions may also be submitted to kosherq@ou.org. The questions below were answered by  Rabbi...
  • ASK OU comes to Monsey with “Contemporary Issues Halachic Applications In Dairy Kashrus”
    The Beis Midrash Ohr Chaim’s Community Learning Center and Night Kollel of 18 Forshay Road, headed by Rabbi Nachum Scheiner Shlit”a, hosted a number of shiurim on the topic of...
  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR LOVED ONES
    by Rabbi Moshe Zywica It is customary on Yom Kippur when Yizkor (the memorial service) is recited, as well as on the Shalosh Rigalim (Pesach, Sukkot and Shavuot), to light a candle in...
  • An Eruv Tavshilin Primer
    by Rabbi Moshe Zywica, Executive Rabbinic Coordinator This year’s holiday season is fast approaching and we will be given the opportunity to perform the rabbinic edict of Eruv Tavshilin three separate times;...
  • Pas Yisroel List – 5775
    The Tur (Orach Chaim, Siman 603), based upon the Talmud Yerushalmi, cites the custom for Jews to be stringent during the Aseres Yimei Teshuva to eat exclusively ‘Pas Yisroel’ bread....
  • Trade Shows: Meet the OU Representatives
    OU Representatives will be more than glad to meet you at the following trade shows. Please stop by! SIAL October 19 -23, 2014 Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris, France Visit website...
  • The Spiritual Significance of Shemittah
    by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb Why would the Torah dictate such a challenging set of laws, requiring that landowners relinquish their land and neither plant nor reap for an entire...
  • Everything You Need To Know About Shemittah
    Photos courtesy of Keren Hashviis By Y. Dov Krakowski While shemittah (the Sabbatical year of the land) has unfortunately become a hot political topic in modern-day Israel, it is important to remember...
  • TO LARGEST GROUP EVER, ASK OU 12 PROVIDES KNOWLEDGE FROM ORTHODOX UNION EXPERTS ON ADAPTING KASHRUS HALACHA TO MODERN FOOD PRODUCTION
    70 participants from ASK OU 12 at the OU’s New York City headquarters. Seated foreground from left: Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator Rabbi Yosef Grossman; OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin; and OU...
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