Harry H. Beren/COR ASK OU Outreach Special Kashrus Event in Toronto, ONT. Canada. Introductions by: Rabbi Zvi Heber, COR and Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Kosher Presenter – Rabbi Moshe Elefant, OU Kosher The Integrity of Kosher Meat after the Los Angeles Meat Scandal
An ASK OU Skype Shiur to Kollel Beth HaTalmud in Melbourne, Australia Presenters – Rabbi Eli Gersten and Rabbi David Gorelik
A description of Industrial Kosherization by one of the giants of Kashrus, Reb Schmuael Lazer Stern, Z’l. Originally shown at the OU’s National Annual Dinner.
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.
ASK OU Nikkur Seminar for Dayanim, Poskim and Rabbonim with Rav Yisroel Belsky, Reb Shimon Mendlowitz, Rabbi Seth Mandel and Rabbi Avrohom Juravel. Recorded at OU World Headquarters in NY, NY on January 24, 2007.
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
This ASK OU program discussed Kashrut topics pertaining to Pesach and year round. Presentations by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, OU Executive Rabbinic Coordinator, Rabbi Eli Gersten, OU Rabbinic Coordinator and Recorder of OU Psak and Policy, Rabbi Dov Schreier, OU Rabbinic Coordinator Food Service and Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Senior Educational Rabbinic Coordinator and MC for the program.
Bitrex - Recent FDA Challenge to its Usage in Food Plants - Presented by Rabbi Avram Ossey, Rabbinic Coordinator for Kof-K, at the 2011 AKO Conference on November 10, 2011 in NY, NY. Learn more about AKO at www.akokosher.org.
An Honest Look at the Kashrus of Spices - Presented by Shalom Golombeck, Chief of Processing at Morris J. Golombeck Inc., at the 2011 AKO Conference on November 10, 2011 in NY, NY. Learn more about AKO at www.akokosher.org.
How to anticipate kosher concerns when evaluating prodcuts. - Presented by Rabbi Yitzchok Gornish, OK Rabbinic Coordinator and Director of Ingredient Department, at the 2011 AKO Conference on November 10, 2011 in NY, NY. Learn more about AKO at www.akokosher.org.
Fraud in the Seafood Industry - Presented by Yosef Chaim, Yosef Chaim& Associates, at the 2011 AKO Conference on November 10, 2011 in NY, NY. Learn more about AKO at www.akokosher.org.
Unpublished Kashrus P'sokim Heard from Reb Moshe ZT"L - Presented by Rav Shmuel Fuerst, Dayan, Agudah Yisroelof Illinios, at the 2011 AKO Conference on November 10, 2011 in NY, NY. Learn more about AKO at www.akokosher.org.
Trusting an Akum in Food Production - Presented by Dayan Yehuda Osher Steiner, Manchester Beis Din, at the 2011 AKO Conference on November 10, 2011 in NY, NY. Learn more about AKO at www.akokosher.org.
Exposures and Insurance for Kashrus Organizations - Presented by Chaim Gottesman, President of Howden Insurance Brokers of Baltimore, MD, at the 2011 AKO Conference on November 10, 2011 in NY, NY. Learn more about AKO at www.akokosher.org.
Opening statement presented by Harvey Blitz, Chair of OU Kashrus Commission, at the 2011 AKO Conference on November 10, 2011 in NY, NY. Learn more about AKO at www.akokosher.org.
Ask The Rabbonim with Rav Yisroel Belsky, Rav Aharon Teitelbaum, Rabbi Menachem Genack and Rabbi Moshe Elefant. Filmed as part of the Harry H. Beren ASK OU OUTREACH Boro Park.
A Panel of OU Mashgichim/Rabbinic Field Representatives from Around the Country. Rabbi Yosef Florans, St. Louis, MO, Rabbi Shraga Kaufman, Chicago, IL, Rabbi Gershon Segal, Newton Centre, MA, Rabbi Avrohom Stone, West Orange, NJ, Rabbi Benzion Twerski, Milwaukee, WI. Recorded at the ASK OU OUTREACH Kashrus Shiurim - Week 2 at Agudath Israel Zichron Chaim Tzvi of Madison on April 25, 2010.
Featuring: Rabbi Yisroel Paretzky – Industrial Kashrus/Baking Industry, Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell – Chemicals, Rabbi Eli Gersten – OU Psak and Policy, Rabbi David Gorelik – Yoshon, Rabbi Yitzchok Gutterman – Refined Oils, Rabbi David Jenkins – How Tootsie Roll became OU certified, Rabbi Mordechai Merzel – Dairy and Rabbi Gavriel Price – Ingredient Research: The Status of Papaya and its Derivatives in Chutz L’aretz. Recorded at The ASKOU OUTREACH Passaic - Clifton Kashrus Program at Cong. Ahavas Israel Passiac, NJ on November 14, 2009.
YU at the OU: Seminars in Kashrus and Chemistry: A special VIDEO Tidbit. On 10/31/08, the OU was privileged to host a chemistry class from Yeshiva University (YU). YU has always emphasized the usage of worldly knowledge in service of the Torah’s goals, and this seminar epitomizes that lofty notion. Heat and Cooking in Halacha presented by Rabbi Eli Gersten, Rabbinic Coordinator OU Kashruth, Recorder of OU P’sak and Policy, is a discussion of the definitions and applications of heat in Halacha (e.g., kashering utensils). Extraction and Distillation in Halacha presented by Rabbi Nosson Neuberger, Rabbinic Coordinator OU Kashruth, Asst. Director, Ingredient Approval Registry, is an examination of essential oils and alcoholic beverages. Chemical Changes in Substances presented by Rabbi Gavriel Price, Rabbinic Coordinator OU Kashruth, Ingredient Approval Registry, is an exploration of the halachic definition of “change” and potential leniencies drawn therefrom.
The ASK OU LA Halachic Seudah at Prime Grill of Beverly Hills, CA. Filmed on location on August 5, 2007. This video features: The Five Grains in Halacha by Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky; Greetings by Mr. Steve Savitsky and Rabbi Alan Kalinsky; Blue Marlin by Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky; Fleishig Eggs by Dr. Ari Greenspan; Shibuta by Dr. Ari Greenspan; The History of Wine by Rabbi David Willner; The Mesorah of Kosher Birds by Dr. Ari Greenspan; The Muscovy Duck by Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky; OU Certification of Kosher Birds by Rabbi Dr. Seth Mandel; A History of Matzah by Dr. Ari Greenspan; Giraffes and Yaks by Rabbi Dr. Seth Mandel; Red Deer by Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky; Esrogim by Dr. Ari Greenspan; Date Honey and Bees Honey by Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky; Chagavim by Dr. Ari Greenspan: Sabras in Halacha by Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky
Tribute in memory of an expert Shochet - Rav Shloimeh Zev Zweigenhaft Zt'l - A moving tribute by Rabbi Zweigenhaft's son about his father who was one of the main shochtim upon which the OU relied for the mesorah of quail being a kosher bird. Recorded live on August 5, 2007 at the ASKOU Halachic Conference in Los Angeles, California.
Featuring "Bedikas Toyloim" with Rabbi Yosef Eisen and "Nehemanus & Mirsas - Shiur Halachah With Practical Applications" with Rabbi Herschel Schacter. Recorded at OU World Headquarters NY, NY on May 1, 2007, as part of the ASK OU-RCA Yom Iyun.
Featuring "Bishul AKum - Shiur Halachah with practical applications" with Rav Menachem Genach and "The Shul Kiddush - Is It Really Kosher and Shomer Shabbos?" with Rabbi Dov Schreier. Recorded at OU World Headquarters NY, NY on May 1, 2007, as part of the ASK OU-RCA Yom Iyun.
Featuring "Current Issues Facing The Local Vaad Hakashruth" with Rabbi Yaakov Luban and Rabbi Yoel Shonfeld, "Foodservice Kashering: A Demonstration" with Rabbi Moshe Permulter and "Protecting The Integrity Of The Kosher Meat Supply Chain" with Rabbi Moshe Elefant. Recorded at OU World Headquarters NY, NY on May 1, 2007.
ASK OU - The Halachic Adventure Continues..... Join us for fascinating, in-depth Halachic Shiurim and lectures recorded at Harry H. Beren ASK OU Kashruth Training Seminars and Harry H. Beren Mesorah Conferences, and now available online! Seminars, conferences and web programming made possible through the generosity of the Harry H. Beren Foundation of Lakewood, NJ, in memory of Harry H. Beren z"l.