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...

Minhagim of Pesach Sheini

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

OU Releases 3rd Manual For Checking Fruits & Vegetables

Aesthetically, or to avoid the feeling of "ugh," no one wants to eat bugs.  Jewish law takes the revulsion one step further - halacha prohibits...

The Forgotten Fast Day – 20 Sivan

Rav Shabsai Hakohen, more popularly known as the Shach, was the first rov to institute a fast day on the 20th of Sivan in...

Eating Dairy on Shavuos

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer The Rama on Orach Chaim 494:3 quotes a widespread minhag to eat dairy foods on Shavuos. The Mishnah Berurah (ibid. s.k.12)...

Is Video Supervision Enough for Cholov Yisroel?

Q. Is video supervision of milk adequate to establish a Cholov Yisroel status or must a Yisroel be physically present? A. This is a matter...

Mishna Berura Yomi: Invest 15 Minutes a Day to Become a Ben Olam Haba

This Friday, Yud Tes Kislev, Nov. 26, the new five year cycle for learning Mishna Berura Yomi begins. Just as the learning of Daf...

Business Halacha: Freezing Debtor’s Assets

Question: Under what conditions can I ask to freeze the assets of my debtor? Answer: If the creditor suspects that the debtor will hide his...

Response to Rebuttal of R. Ysoscher Katz About Waiting After Eating Hard Cheese

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer Rabbi Ysoscher Katz, Chair of the Department of Talmud issued a responsum regarding waiting after eating pizza that is sprinkled with...

Business Halacha: Repaying With Merchandise

Question: My retail business is low on cash. Can we repay our debt with merchandise instead? Is the merchandise's worth evaluated at retail or...