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About the Course

Kosher certification. You may have seen the symbols, but do you know what goes on behind the scenes? From fish markets in China to vegan shops in Montreal, this course travels around the world to find out what’s really going on beneath the label. Join us on our four-part journey to discover why kosher supervision is so important.

Course Syllabus

Lesson 1: Good for the Body, Good for the Soul
March 12, 2019
We all know that the foods we consume impact the way we feel. But what about the spiritual ramifications of our diet? In this first lesson, learn about why we keep kosher, and how modern day certification evolved.
Lesson 2: Cows, Sheep and Chickens, Oh My!
March 19, 2019
Jewish law forbids us from causing harm to animals. So how can we eat them? Whether you’re a vegan or a carnivore, there’s something for everyone in this second installment of Kosher Uncovered.
Lesson 3: What’s not on the label
March 26, 2019
You go to the store and buy a jug of 100% pure Canadian maple syrup, expecting that there’s only one thing inside… but - you may be wrong! Tune in to our third lesson and get the inside scoop on what doesn’t land up on the label.
Lesson 4: No Licking the Spoon!
April 2, 2019
When thinking about the food we eat, it's easy to forget about the machinery that’s used to make it. But not if you’re a kosher supervisor! In this final installment of Kosher Uncovered, we peel back the lid on this final ingredient of the kosher industry.
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Length/Effort:
    45 Min. per week
  • Category: Kosher
  • Institution: Chabad.org
  • Language: English
  • Cost:
    (Suggested Donation $40)
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Meet the Instructor

After graduating from Yale University, Rabbi Berel Bell earned a degree in Jewish law from the Rabbinical College Tomchei Tmimim. Rabbi Bell is a justice (Dayan) at the Rabbinical Court of Montreal, and a prominent authority on Jewish law. He is the founding dean of the Bais Chaya Mushka Seminary; creator of Rambam-on-the-Line; a contributing editor and columnist for the weekly L’Chaim publication; and a sought after educational consultant. Rabbi Bell is an expert in Kosher Supervision and Jewish medical ethics.

  • This was an amazing course and well done. I was hesitate at first about the ability to "connect" with the subject and and amazed how my life focus has changed after just 4 weeks. Thank you Rabbi Stein and Chabad.org Courses. Shabbat Shalom.

    Joanne Y. - Israel

  • I loved everything about this course. It was obviously very well planned and delivered. The quality of your online course surpasses those which I have taken from university.

    Terry T. - USA

  • My husband, my son and I listen to chabad.org and these courses are our school. We really thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

    Celia R. - USA

  • The instructor did an excellent job! I really enjoyed this course. I think it's a topic that's relevant to everyone--each of us has a soul, after all. I am looking forward to future offerings!

    Katy C - USA