Microwave, Kashering Back and Forth

Q. Is it permissible to use a microwave oven for both milchigs (dairy) and fleishigs (meat), if one kashers it back and forth? A. The...

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The Shliach Tzibbur and the Eggplant

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the 5 Towns Jewish Times You may be wondering about the eggplant.  We will get to it. It happens occasionally in...

What Happens When The Baal Kriah Goes Against Shul Policy About Banging By Haman?

By Rav Doniel Dombroff Caution to the Reader: Some of this article is based on hearsay and has not been verified in print. A few years ago,...

Minhagim of Pesach Sheini – 1

This coming Wednesday, the 14th of Iyar is Pesach Sheni. According to many opinions one does not fast on this day; make Hespedim, or...

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...