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AKO Kashrus Shiurim

AKO Kashrus Shiurim

By AKO Kosher
The AKO (Association of Kashrus Agencies) Podcast is a series of Shiurim presented by various AKO Rabbanim for the Kashrus professional.
This project is dedicated by OK Kosher in memory of Rabbi Don Yoel Levy Z”L. Rabbi Levy functioned as President and Rabbinic Administrator for OK Kosher, was an upstanding member of the AKO Executive Board and was instrumental in enhancing the level of Kashrus worldwide.
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Simanim & Labeling: Siman Muvhak, Tvius Ayin and Locks
Rabbi Yitzchak Hanoka is the Senior Rabbinic Coordinator responsible for the Tri-State region at OK Kosher Certification. Rabbi Hanoka trains and mentors many mashgichim and is a sought-after public speaker, both for corporate and general audiences. He lectures on the partnership between kosher certification and quality control, as well as about various topics in Jewish law. Rabbi Hanoka is also well-versed in the complex requirements and nuances involved in setting up kashrus systems in large and small manufacturing facilities.
10:42
April 19, 2021
Simanim & Labeling: Different Types of Seals and What Qualifies
Rabbi Yitzchak Hanoka is the Senior Rabbinic Coordinator responsible for the Tri-State region at OK Kosher Certification. Rabbi Hanoka trains and mentors many mashgichim and is a sought-after public speaker, both for corporate and general audiences. He lectures on the partnership between kosher certification and quality control, as well as about various topics in Jewish law. Rabbi Hanoka is also well-versed in the complex requirements and nuances involved in setting up kashrus systems in large and small manufacturing facilities.
05:35
April 15, 2021
Simanim & Labeling: Checking the Seal Upon Receipt
Rabbi Yitzchak Hanoka is the Senior Rabbinic Coordinator responsible for the Tri-State region at OK Kosher Certification. Rabbi Hanoka trains and mentors many mashgichim and is a sought-after public speaker, both for corporate and general audiences. He lectures on the partnership between kosher certification and quality control, as well as about various topics in Jewish law. Rabbi Hanoka is also well-versed in the complex requirements and nuances involved in setting up kashrus systems in large and small manufacturing facilities.
05:29
April 12, 2021
Simanim & Labeling: Situations When 1 Seal is Sufficient
Rabbi Yitzchak Hanoka is the Senior Rabbinic Coordinator responsible for the Tri-State region at OK Kosher Certification. Rabbi Hanoka trains and mentors many mashgichim and is a sought-after public speaker, both for corporate and general audiences. He lectures on the partnership between kosher certification and quality control, as well as about various topics in Jewish law. Rabbi Hanoka is also well-versed in the complex requirements and nuances involved in setting up kashrus systems in large and small manufacturing facilities.
10:14
April 08, 2021
Simanim & Labeling: Sources for When 2 Seals Are Required and When 1 Seal is Sufficient
Rabbi Yitzchak Hanoka is the Senior Rabbinic Coordinator responsible for the Tri-State region at OK Kosher Certification. Rabbi Hanoka trains and mentors many mashgichim and is a sought-after public speaker, both for corporate and general audiences. He lectures on the partnership between kosher certification and quality control, as well as about various topics in Jewish law. Rabbi Hanoka is also well-versed in the complex requirements and nuances involved in setting up kashrus systems in large and small manufacturing facilities.
11:07
April 05, 2021
Heard from Moreinu Harav Shlomo Miller shlit"a - Eating Meat with Caviar
Rabbi Tsvi Heber is COR’s Director of Community Kosher, responsible for the kashrus program of approximately 200 food establishments in Toronto. He is a popular magid shiur and mechaber seforim. His widely read articles often elucidate the psakim of the Rosh Hakollel, Harav Shlomo Miller shlit'a.
09:14
March 18, 2021
Heard from Moreinu Harav Shlomo Miller shlit"a - Eating Strawberries
Rabbi Tsvi Heber is COR’s Director of Community Kosher, responsible for the kashrus program of approximately 200 food establishments in Toronto. He is a popular magid shiur and mechaber seforim. His widely read articles often elucidate the psakim of the Rosh Hakollel, Harav Shlomo Miller shlit'a.
09:16
March 15, 2021
Heard from Moreinu Harav Shlomo Miller shlit"a - Schnitzel Made from Non-Pas Yisroel Breadcrumbs
Rabbi Tsvi Heber is COR’s Director of Community Kosher, responsible for the kashrus program of approximately 200 food establishments in Toronto. He is a popular magid shiur and mechaber seforim. His widely read articles often elucidate the psakim of the Rosh Hakollel, Harav Shlomo Miller shlit'a.
10:48
March 11, 2021
Heard from Moreinu Harav Shlomo Miller shlit"a - Snack Pretzels That Are Not Pas Yisroel
Rabbi Tsvi Heber is COR’s Director of Community Kosher, responsible for the kashrus program of approximately 200 food establishments in Toronto. He is a popular magid shiur and mechaber seforim. His widely read articles often elucidate the psakim of the Rosh Hakollel, Harav Shlomo Miller shlit'a.
07:56
March 08, 2021
Heard from Moreinu Harav Shlomo Miller shlit"a - Bracha on Pizza
Rabbi Tsvi Heber is COR’s Director of Community Kosher, responsible for the kashrus program of approximately 200 food establishments in Toronto. He is a popular magid shiur and mechaber seforim. His widely read articles often elucidate the psakim of the Rosh Hakollel, Harav Shlomo Miller shlit'a.
09:02
March 04, 2021
Heard from Moreinu Harav Shlomo Miller shlit"a - Bracha on Mezonos Bread
Rabbi Tsvi Heber is COR’s Director of Community Kosher, responsible for the kashrus program of approximately 200 food establishments in Toronto. He is a popular magid shiur and mechaber seforim. His widely read articles often elucidate the psakim of the Rosh Hakollel, Harav Shlomo Miller shlit'a.
11:32
March 01, 2021
Sake - Avoda Zara
Rabbi Akiva Niehaus is the Kashrus Operations Manager and a Rabbinic Coordinator for the cRc. As Chairman of the AKO Liquor Committee, he enjoys researching new trends and developments in the liquor industry. After taking a comprehensive course and a research trip to Japan in February 2017 to learn first-hand about Sake, Japanese rice wine, he presents an overview of the relevant kashrus issues.
04:15
February 18, 2021
Sake - Bishul Akum 2
Rabbi Akiva Niehaus is the Kashrus Operations Manager and a Rabbinic Coordinator for the cRc. As Chairman of the AKO Liquor Committee, he enjoys researching new trends and developments in the liquor industry. After taking a comprehensive course and a research trip to Japan in February 2017 to learn first-hand about Sake, Japanese rice wine, he presents an overview of the relevant kashrus issues.
07:40
February 15, 2021
Sake - Bishul Akum 1
Rabbi Akiva Niehaus is the Kashrus Operations Manager and a Rabbinic Coordinator for the cRc. As Chairman of the AKO Liquor Committee, he enjoys researching new trends and developments in the liquor industry. After taking a comprehensive course and a research trip to Japan in February 2017 to learn first-hand about Sake, Japanese rice wine, he presents an overview of the relevant kashrus issues.
05:37
February 11, 2021
Sake - Overview and Ingredients Review
Rabbi Akiva Niehaus is the Kashrus Operations Manager and a Rabbinic Coordinator for the cRc. As Chairman of the AKO Liquor Committee, he enjoys researching new trends and developments in the liquor industry. After taking a comprehensive course and a research trip to Japan in February 2017 to learn first-hand about Sake, Japanese rice wine, he presents an overview of the relevant kashrus issues.
06:49
February 08, 2021
Does Pas Shenilusha B'Chalav Assur Keilim?
Rabbi Menachem Fishbane is an Account Executive and Rabbinic Field Representative for Kof-K kosher supervision.
08:32
February 04, 2021
D.E. Bread
Rabbi Menachem Fishbane is an Account Executive and Rabbinic Field Representative for Kof-K kosher supervision.
06:13
February 01, 2021
Making a Siman to Make the Bread Permissible
Rabbi Menachem Fishbane is an Account Executive and Rabbinic Field Representative for Kof-K kosher supervision.
06:57
January 28, 2021
Baking a Small Amount
Rabbi Menachem Fishbane is an Account Executive and Rabbinic Field Representative for Kof-K kosher supervision.
06:01
January 25, 2021
Is the Issur Exclusively on Bread?
Rabbi Menachem Fishbane is an Account Executive and Rabbinic Field Representative for Kof-K kosher supervision.
07:26
January 21, 2021
Pas Shenilusha B'Chalav
Rabbi Menachem Fishbane is an Account Executive and Rabbinic Field Representative for Kof-K kosher supervision.
07:38
January 18, 2021
Copepods
Rabbi Langer, Dayan at the Chicago Rabbinical Council, is the Rabbinical Coordinator of their Toylaim division.  He is the Rav of Congregation Beis Yitzchok and a posek of the Midwest Beis Horaah.
11:47
January 14, 2021
Confectioner's Glaze
Rabbi Langer, Dayan at the Chicago Rabbinical Council, is the Rabbinical Coordinator of their Toylaim division.  He is the Rav of Congregation Beis Yitzchok and a posek of the Midwest Beis Horaah.
14:37
January 11, 2021
Strawberries
Rabbi Langer, Dayan at the Chicago Rabbinical Council, is the Rabbinical Coordinator of their Toylaim division.  He is the Rav of Congregation Beis Yitzchok and a posek of the Midwest Beis Horaah.
12:05
January 07, 2021
Scale Bugs - Miut HaMotzoy vs. Muchzik
Rabbi Langer, Dayan at the Chicago Rabbinical Council, is the Rabbinical Coordinator of their Toylaim division.  He is the Rav of Congregation Beis Yitzchok and a posek of the Midwest Beis Horaah.
17:10
January 04, 2021
Nireh Leynoyim
Rabbi Langer, Dayan at the Chicago Rabbinical Council, is the Rabbinical Coordinator of their Toylaim division.  He is the Rav of Congregation Beis Yitzchok and a posek of the Midwest Beis Horaah.
14:08
December 31, 2020
Tolayim Overview
Rabbi Langer, Dayan at the Chicago Rabbinical Council, is the Rabbinical Coordinator of their Toylaim division.  He is the Rav of Congregation Beis Yitzchok and a posek of the Midwest Beis Horaah.
09:08
December 28, 2020
The Mashgiach on the Road - Earliest Mincha & Latest Maariv
Rabbi Dovid Heber attended Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago and Yeshivas Ner Yisroel where he received semicha. He is a Kashrus Administrator at Star-K Kosher Certification and the Rav of Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek in Baltimore.
10:05
December 24, 2020
Can a Mashgiach Recite Brachos in a Factory that has a Foul Odor?
Rabbi Dovid Heber attended Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago and Yeshivas Ner Yisroel where he received semicha. He is a Kashrus Administrator at Star-K Kosher Certification and the Rav of Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek in Baltimore.
10:02
December 21, 2020
The Traveling Mashgiach - Tefilas HaDerech Part 2
Rabbi Dovid Heber attended Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago and Yeshivas Ner Yisroel where he received semicha. He is a Kashrus Administrator at Star-K Kosher Certification and the Rav of Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek in Baltimore.
10:03
December 17, 2020
The Traveling Mashgiach: Tefilas HaDerech Part I
Rabbi Dovid Heber attended Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago and Yeshivas Ner Yisroel where he received semicha. He is a Kashrus Administrator at Star-K Kosher Certification and the Rav of Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek in Baltimore.
09:50
December 14, 2020
A Mashgiach on the Road Being Yotzai Menorah With His Wife & Lighting Shortly Before Alos Hashachar
Rabbi Dovid Heber attended Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago and Yeshivas Ner Yisroel where he received semicha. He is a Kashrus Administrator at Star-K Kosher Certification and the Rav of Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek in Baltimore.
09:60
December 10, 2020
Chometz In A Different Part of the World & Amira L’Yisroel to a Yid Where Shabbos is Over
Rabbi Dovid Heber attended Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago and Yeshivas Ner Yisroel where he received semicha. He is a Kashrus Administrator at Star-K Kosher Certification and the Rav of Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek in Baltimore.
10:06
December 07, 2020
Chatzitza and Tevila by a Child or Non-Jew
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib is the Rov of Zichron Eliezer in Cincinnati, OH and the Rabbinic Administrator of Cincinnati Kosher.
07:43
December 03, 2020
The Brocha and Tevila
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib is the Rov of Zichron Eliezer in Cincinnati, OH and the Rabbinic Administrator of Cincinnati Kosher.
06:46
November 30, 2020
Covered Utensils & Hotels and Restaurants
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib is the Rov of Zichron Eliezer in Cincinnati, OH and the Rabbinic Administrator of Cincinnati Kosher.
07:17
November 23, 2020
Electric Utensils
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib is the Rov of Zichron Eliezer in Cincinnati, OH and the Rabbinic Administrator of Cincinnati Kosher.
09:27
November 19, 2020
Using & Reusing Utensils Bought With Food, Electric Utensils
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib is the Rov of Zichron Eliezer in Cincinnati, OH and the Rabbinic Administrator of Cincinnati Kosher.
08:29
November 16, 2020
Common Questions - Does it Need to be Toiveled?
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib is the Rov of Zichron Eliezer in Cincinnati, OH and the Rabbinic Administrator of Cincinnati Kosher.
08:59
November 12, 2020
Halachos of Disposable Keilim
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib is the Rov of Zichron Eliezer in Cincinnati, OH and the Rabbinic Administrator of Cincinnati Kosher.
08:08
November 09, 2020
What Materials Require Tevila?
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib is the Rov of Zichron Eliezer in Cincinnati, OH and the Rabbinic Administrator of Cincinnati Kosher.
07:39
November 05, 2020
Introduction to Tevilas Keilim
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib is the Rov of Zichron Eliezer in Cincinnati, OH and the Rabbinic Administrator of Cincinnati Kosher.
10:58
November 02, 2020
Simanim & Labeling
Rabbi Hershel Krinsky is a Senior Rabbinic Coordinator at OK Kosher Certification. He is a world-renowned expert in shechita and dairy production.
01:44
October 29, 2020
Keilim and Non-Kosher Whey
Rabbi Hershel Krinsky is a Senior Rabbinic Coordinator at OK Kosher Certification. He is a world-renowned expert in shechita and dairy production.
05:08
October 26, 2020
What About Whey?
Rabbi Hershel Krinsky is a Senior Rabbinic Coordinator at OK Kosher Certification. He is a world-renowned expert in shechita and dairy production.
04:22
October 22, 2020
Is Watching the Cheese Enough?
Rabbi Hershel Krinsky is a Senior Rabbinic Coordinator at OK Kosher Certification. He is a world-renowned expert in shechita and dairy production.
04:10
October 19, 2020
Making Cheese on Shabbos
Rabbi Hershel Krinsky is a Senior Rabbinic Coordinator at OK Kosher Certification. He is a world-renowned expert in shechita and dairy production.
07:20
October 15, 2020
What is Gevinas Akum?
Rabbi Hershel Krinsky is a Senior Rabbinic Coordinator at OK Kosher Certification. He is a world-renowned expert in shechita and dairy production.
06:33
October 12, 2020
Koshering Glass Final Psak
This series of Shiurim on Hechsher Keilim is presented by Rabbi Ari Senter, KOF-K Kashrus Administrator and Rov of Kehilas Yeshorim of Wesley Hills.
17:48
September 10, 2020
Koshering Glass Explained
This series of Shiurim on Hechsher Keilim is presented by Rabbi Ari Senter, KOF-K Kashrus Administrator and Rov of Kehilas Yeshorim of Wesley Hills.
10:06
September 07, 2020
Koshering Glass
This series of Shiurim on Hechsher Keilim is presented by Rabbi Ari Senter, KOF-K Kashrus Administrator and Rov of Kehilas Yeshorim of Wesley Hills.
05:10
September 03, 2020
Rov Tashmisha
This series of Shiurim on Hechsher Keilim is presented by Rabbi Ari Senter, KOF-K Kashrus Administrator and Rov of Kehilas Yeshorim of Wesley Hills.
05:04
August 31, 2020
Koshering With Libun
This series of Shiurim on Hechsher Keilim is presented by Rabbi Ari Senter, KOF-K Kashrus Administrator and Rov of Kehilas Yeshorim of Wesley Hills.
06:48
August 27, 2020
Koshering With Hagalah
This series of Shiurim on Hechsher Keilim is presented by Rabbi Ari Senter, KOF-K Kashrus Administrator and Rov of Kehilas Yeshorim of Wesley Hills.
15:56
August 24, 2020
Aino Ben Yoma Part 2
This series of Shiurim on Hechsher Keilim is presented by Rabbi Ari Senter, KOF-K Kashrus Administrator and Rov of Kehilas Yeshorim of Wesley Hills.
06:26
August 20, 2020
Aino Ben Yoma Part 1
This series of Shiurim on Hechsher Keilim is presented by Rabbi Ari Senter, KOF-K Kashrus Administrator and Rov of Kehilas Yeshorim of Wesley Hills.
06:45
August 17, 2020
Hechsher Keilim Gezeiras HaKasuv
This series of Shiurim on Hechsher Keilim is presented by Rabbi Ari Senter, KOF-K Kashrus Administrator and Rov of Kehilas Yeshorim of Wesley Hills.
05:25
August 13, 2020
Making a Brocha on Hagalas Keilim
This series of Shiurim on Hechsher Keilim is presented by Rabbi Ari Senter, KOF-K Kashrus Administrator and Rov of Kehilas Yeshorim of Wesley Hills.
08:10
August 10, 2020
Introduction to Hagolas Keilim
This series of Shiurim on Hechsher Keilim is presented by Rabbi Ari Senter, KOF-K Kashrus Administrator and Rov of Kehilas Yeshorim of Wesley Hills.
20:28
August 06, 2020
How Does Bishul Akum Affect Keilim?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
13:44
July 27, 2020
Does Bishul Akum Apply in Factories?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
14:30
July 23, 2020
What's the Status of My Favorite Drink?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
14:36
July 20, 2020
Does Bishul Akum Apply to Beverages?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
13:47
July 16, 2020
Determining Bishul Akum When Two Foods are Mixed Together
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
15:07
July 13, 2020
Is Cooking Through Smoking Considered Bishul?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
13:08
July 09, 2020
What Cooking Methods are Considered Bishul?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
14:18
July 06, 2020
Can a Cooked Food Become Bishul Yisroel?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
16:21
July 02, 2020
At What Point is the Food Considered Cooked?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
13:17
June 29, 2020
Can One Rely on a Pilot Light for Bishul Yisroel?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
16:42
June 25, 2020
Is Turning on the Fire Enough for Bishul Yisroel?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
15:07
June 24, 2020
How to Define Shulchan Melochim When Exporting Food
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
15:46
June 23, 2020
Defining Shluchan Melochim
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
12:19
June 22, 2020
How Does A Food Become Oleh Al Shulchan Melochim?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
11:26
June 18, 2020
Does Bishul Akum Go by the Individual or Minhag HaMakom?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
10:56
June 17, 2020
Can Baking Nullify Bishul Akum Status?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
14:56
June 16, 2020
Does Bishul Akum Apply to Spices & Flavorings?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
15:55
June 15, 2020
Which Foods Are Not Subject to Bishul Akum?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
16:55
June 11, 2020
Does Chazakah Apply to Bishul Akum?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
09:22
June 10, 2020
Does Bishul Akum Apply to All Types of Akum?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
09:08
June 09, 2020
Why is Bishul Akum Assur?
This series of shiurim on Bishul Akum is presented by Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of OU Kosher and world-renowned daf yomi maggid shiur.
10:51
June 03, 2020