Customs During Sefirah – Part 2

Authored by Moishe Dovid Lebovits/Reviewed by Rabbi Ben-zion Schiffenbauer Shlita/Piskei Harav Yisroel Belsky Shlita/Reviewed by Harav Yisroel Belsky Shlita The last article dealt with many...

OU Kosher Addresses Kashrus of Keurig, Including for Pesach

By Rabbi Eli Eleff and Rabbi Eli Gersten Coffee throughout the ages has played an important and often critical role in people's lives and daily...

Matzav.com Chanukah Safety Tips

First and foremost, teach your children that fire is dangerous. It can maim and ...

OU Kosher’s Consumer Hotline FAQ’s For Sukkos

OU Kosher presents frequently asked questions to-date on the OU Kosher Hotline (212-613-8241) by consumers in preparation for Sukkos. Questions may also be...

The Erev Shavuos Stipulation

While reciting Birchos Hatorah on Erev Shavuos, one may clearly stipulate that his brachos should be in effect only until the next morning. In...

OU: Splenda is Considered Mevushal for Shabbos

By Rabbi Gavriel Price, RC, OU Ingredient Registry Reprinted with Permission from the OU’s Daf HaKashrus In a previous article, we explained that instant coffee, even flavored...

The Fast of the Tenth of Teves, Asara B’Teves, Today

By Rabbi Yehudah Prero The first mention that we see of the tenth day of Teves as a fast day appears in Zecharia 8:19, where...

Kashering Plastic Bowls and Utensils for Pesach

Q. May one kasher plastic bowls and utensils for Pesach? A. Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l (Igros Moshe Orach Chaim II: 92) was asked whether it is...

Listen: Rav Feiner On the Leil HaSeder

The following is a shiur was delivered by Rav Eytan Feiner, the brilliant and dynamic rov of the White Shul, Cong. Knesseth Israel in...

Hashgacha Pratis Tzedaka

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld There was a yungerman who lived in Bnei Brak whose son was very ill. A complex surgery was necessary to be...