The Kosher Definition:
The Hebrew word “kosher” means fit or proper as it relates to Jewish dietary law.
Kosher foods are permitted to be eaten, and can be used as ingredients in the production of additional food items.
The basic laws are of Biblical origin (Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 17).
How do you keep kosher?
Keep your kitchen kosher.
Very observant Jews take keeping kosher a step further by keeping their kitchen kosher. Having a kosher kitchen means that you keep two separate sets of dishes, silverware, napkins, and even refrigerators to serve or hold dairy and meat separately.
Where do the rules for keeping kosher come from?
It must come from ruminant animals with cloven — or split — hooves, such as cows, sheep, goats, lambs, oxen, and deer. The only permitted cuts of meat come from the forequarters of kosher ruminant animals. Certain domesticated fowl can be eaten, such as chicken, geese, quail, dove, and turkey.
What foods are Jews not allowed to eat?
Kashrut—Jewish dietary laws
Certain foods, notably pork and shellfish, are forbidden; meat and dairy may not be combined and meat must be ritually slaughtered and salted to remove all traces of blood. Observant Jews will eat only meat or poultry that is certified kosher.
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