September 24, 2012

An OU ÒInsiderÓ Publication Celebrates a Milestone

NEW YORK -- For many in the kashrus field, The Daf HaKashrus, published by the Orthodox Union (OU), features many useful insightful essays and articles on the intricacies of kashrus supervision. Twenty years in the making, the OU this month is celebrating the 200th issue of The Daf HaKashrus — its highly technical newsletter for OU Rabbinic Field Representatives (RFR’s) around the globe — with a special expanded edition (click here for PDF download).

Rabbi Menachem Genack, Chief Executive Officer of OU Kosher, who is actively involved in editing The Daf, noted, “The Daf HaKashrus has served as the essential vehicle to communicate kashrus information and elucidate current important kashrus issues.  The proper flow of information is the core of a successful kashrus organization, and after reaching this two hundredth milestone, OU Kosher aspires to further growth in disseminating Torah information and enhancing kashrus standards.” 

Rabbi Yosef Grossman, whom Rabbi Genack deemed more than just the Editor of The Daf Kashrus -- but the Father of The Daf since its inception 20 years ago -- stated, “The Daf  HaKashrus began in June 1992, as a means of disseminating OU standards, new information, and current events in fields relevant to kashrus, to all OU RFR’s around the globe on a monthly basis. It has expanded over the years to be received by kosher consumers, rabbinic and communal figures, and kollels.”