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  Judaism 101: Kashrut: Jewish Dietary Laws
Food can be kosher without a rabbi or priest ever becoming involved with it: the vegetables from your garden are undoubtedly kosher (as long as they don't have any bugs, which are not kosher!).
A utensil picks up the kosher "status" (meat, dairy, pareve, or treif) of the food that is cooked in it or eaten off of it, and transmits that status back to the next food that is cooked in it or eaten off of it.
Kosher status can be transmitted from the food to the utensil or from the utensil to the food only in the presence of heat, thus if you are eating cold food in a non-kosher establishment, the condition of the plates is not an issue.
www.jewfaq.org /kashrut.htm   (4250 words)

A metal tag called a plumba, bearing the kosher symbol is often clamped on the meat or fowl to serve as an identifying seal of supervision.
Because kosher meat and poultry have many processing requirements (shechita, bedika nikkur and salting), which must be performed by specially trained individuals, the labor costs associated with kosher meat and poultry are significantly greater.
It cannot be assumed that kashrus is maintained simply because a kosher impression is created by an advertisement or by a statement, such as, "we serve a kosher clientele." Too often, 'vegetarian' or 'dairy' restaurants are assumed to be kosher and beyond the need for supervision.
www.ou.org /kosher/primer.html   (3597 words)

 Kosher Cooking - Recipes, Cooking Resources and more!
Kosher Cooking - Recipes, Cooking Resources and more!
Visit our What's Cooking section, featuring what's new and hot at Kosher Express.
Be sure and open our cookbook to take a look at some outstanding recipes.
www.koshercooking.com   (66 words)

Kosher meat and poultry must be prepared by the hallowed method of shechitah - a swift cut by a razor-sharp knife - which Jews believe to be the most painless means of slaughtering the animal.
Liver, however, usually does need to be koshered at home and since it is full of blood, it has to be roasted by a naked flame.
Milk from a Kosher animal) from non-kosher milk, rabbinical law requires that milk be supervised from the point of milking until it is bottled in order to guarantee that it comes from a Kosher animal.
www.kosher.org.uk /what.htm   (2122 words)

 Kosher 101
The word "kosher" can also be used, and often is used, to describe ritual objects that are made in accordance with Jewish law and are fit for ritual use.
A utensil picks up the kosher "status" (meat, dairy, pareve, or treyf) of the food that is cooked in it or eaten off of it, and transmits that status back to the next food that is cooked in it or eaten off of it.
Kosher status can be transmitted from the food to the utensil or from the utensil to the food only in the presence of heat, thus if you are eating cold food in a non-kosher establishment, the condition of the plates is not an issue.
www.ucalgary.ca /~elsegal/JewishRituals/Kosher101.html   (2503 words)

 What does Kosher mean - Your Kosher Cooking information Source
Kosher mammals must both have cloven hooves and chew their cud.
Jewish law states that kosher animals must be slaughtered according to a strict set of guidelines, the slaughter (shechita) being designed to minimize the pain inflicted.
For example, "kosher salt" is a form of salt which has large crystals, making it particularly suitable for preparing meat in accordance with Kashrut law, i.e.
www.milechai.com /judaism/kosher.html   (3162 words)

 OK Kosher Certification — Y2K
The laws of kosher detail the permitted and forbidden animals, fish, and fowl, and describe the separation of dairy and meat.
Kosher is an all-encompassing way of life, whether at home, on the job, or eating out.
Kosher food has a powerful energy that gives spiritual, intellectual and emotional strength to the Jewish neshamah, while non-kosher food does the opposite.
www.okkosher.com /Content.asp?ID=22   (831 words)

 Houston Kashruth Association (HKA) kosher primer
A kosher fowl is one that is not listed among the twenty-four types of fowl forbidden in the Bible and that is traditionally accepted as kosher, including chickens and domestic ducks, geese, turkeys, and doves.
Kosher animals and fowl must be slaughtered according to the complex laws of shechitah (slaughtering) which proscribe the type of knife used, its sharpness, and the manner in which one performs the slaughter.
Kosher animals and fowl must be "koshered"--rinsed, soaked, salted and then triple-rinsed--within twenty-four hours of slaughtering to remove blood.
www.kosherhouston.org /kosherprimer.htm   (761 words)

 Keeping Kosher: Jewish Dietary Laws - ReligionFacts
For those who keep kosher, observance of the dietary laws is both an opportunity for obedience to God and for preserving Jewish unity and identity.
The word "kosher" is the Anglicized form of the Hebrew kasher, which literally means "good" or "proper," but came to indicate an item "fit for ritual use." Kashrut thus means "fitness" for ritual use.
Since the presence of heat is required for the transfer of status from food to utensil and vice versa, cold food may be eaten on a clean plate regardless of its status, and the same knife may be used to cut meat and cheese, so long as it is cleaned in between.
www.religionfacts.com /judaism/practices/kosher.htm   (1967 words)

 GoVeg.com // Humane Kosher
Today's kosher meat comes from the same abusive factory farms as all other meat.
In the face of horrifically cruel and ecologically devastating factory farms and a kosher industry that has sanctioned even the most grisly abuse of animals, it's difficult to see how eating animals is compatible with Jewish values.
Cattle raised for kosher meat are castrated, their horns are ripped from their heads, and third-degree burns (branding) are inflicted on them—all without any painkillers.
www.goveg.com /kosher.asp   (484 words)

 Kosher chic - Business - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The country's largest manufacturer of processed kosher foods is trying to grow by offering kosher options in line with today's gourmet trends -- flavored olive oil, wasabi horseradish sauce and whole-grain noodles -- as well as appealing to non-Jewish consumers who buy kosher food because they think it is cleaner or like the dairy-free options.
Kosher describes food that is permissible to eat under Jewish dietary laws.
Manischewitz, the premium brand of the kosher conglomerate, will continue to offer more products with appeal to the broader market, he said.
www.washtimes.com /business/20061215-100349-6902r.htm   (577 words)

 Is Kosher Halal?
Kosher (kashur in Hebrew) means 'fit, or proper for use' according to Jewish law.
Examples of kosher are: the meat of the 'fore quarter*' of the cattle slaughtered ritually, fruits, vegetables, all fish that have fins*, all wines*, all cheeses*, gelatin*.
A website guiding Jews about Kosher states "it may take a great deal of detective work to ascertain the standard that a particular rabbi is using." For this reason many Muslims when buying anything kosher look for "u" in a circle which are more conservative Kosher symbol.
www.soundvision.com /info/halalhealthy/halal.kosher.asp   (715 words)

 Morton® Salt - Newsroom - Kosher Salt News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It’s Kosher salt – the ingredient used solely in restaurant kitchens for decades is now quickly gaining favor with a new generation of food enthusiasts for traditional home cooking.
Kosher salt’s name and roots are based in its use in the process of making foods Kosher.
But for chefs and food enthusiasts alike, it is Kosher salt’s coarse flake – which adds tremendous flavor and allows them to better control portions with their fingers for seasoning and sprinkling – that provides the greatest benefit.
www.mortonsalt.com /newsroom/koshersalt.html   (568 words)

 Best Kosher Foods Corporation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Best Kosher Foods Corp. ensures that the kosher process is adhered to from generation to generation.
Kosher species must have split hooves and chew their cud; this includes cattle, sheep, goat and deer.
To receive the "kosher" certification, manufactured meat must be produced under the strict supervision of specially trained kosher inspectors.
www.bests-kosher.com /whats_kosher.html   (846 words)

 Barmitzvahs.org - Kashrut: Jewish Dietary Laws
Food that is not kosher is commonly reffered to as treyf (lit.
The Orthodox Union, which is responsible for "OU" certification, has some excellent information on its website, including a kosher primer, an explanation of their kosher policy, a philosophical discussion about "thinking kosher" and a questions and answers section.
They tell you what products may be used without kosher certification, and they explain why such products can or cannot be used without kosher certification, giving complete detail about the research that went into making their determination.
www.barmitzvahs.org /judaism/kashrut.php   (2971 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Racial Rumors (The Kosher Nostra)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The "Kosher Nostra" protection racket starts when an Orthodox Rabbi approaches a company to warn the owners that unless their product is certified as kosher, or "fit for a Jew to eat", they will face a boycott by every Jew in America.
The letter "K" simply means "Kosher." Kosher, in Hebrew, means fit or proper, and is generally used to describe foods that are prepared in accordance with special Jewish dietary laws.
Those seeking kosher certification for their products have to adhere to kosher practices through the manufacturing process, use only kosher ingredients, and have their facilities regularly vetted by qualified inspectors.
www.snopes.com /racial/business/kosher.htm   (1952 words)

 Kashrut:  Jewish Dietary Laws / Torah 101 / Mechon Mamre
Food that is not kosher is commonly referred to as "treyf" (literally, torn, from the commandment not to eat animals that have been torn by other animals).
People who do not keep kosher often say how difficult it is.  Actually, keeping kosher is not particularly difficult in and of itself; what makes it difficult to keep kosher is that the rest of the world does not do so.
Certain kinds of utensils can be "koshered" if you make a mistake and use it with both meat and dairy.  Consult a rabbi for guidance if this situation occurs.
www.mechon-mamre.org /jewfaq/kashrut.htm   (790 words)

 Kosher | Certification   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This company has provided "kosher supervision" to small, medium and large companies in the food processing industry for over 10 years now, with its "kosher certificates" being an important component of food exports to the whole world.
Small and world-famous companies alike have long since discovered that the "kosher symbol" on the packaging of their products opens the door to new business opportunities, can be used as a tool for conquering new markets and, above all else, can be used in addressing a wider field of customers.
If the team of "kosher" co-ordinators finds your company to be suitable for "kosher certification" as far as the technological side is concerned, it shall make a personal visit, headed by a Rabbi, to your manufacturing operations, at which time it shall make a comprehensive on-the-spot inspection.
www.kosher.cz /certification.php   (747 words)

 OU - The world's best known kosher trademark
The word kosher means proper or acceptable, and it has informally entered the English language with that meaning.
But kosher laws have their origin in the Bible, and are detailed in the Talmud and the other codes of Jewish traditions.
In addition, kosher species of meat and fowl must be slaughtered in a prescribed manner, and meat and dairy products may not be manufactured or consumed together.
oukosher.org /index.php/kosher/learn_what_is_kosher   (302 words)

 Wine Guides at Epicurious.com
Kosher is an ancient Hebrew word that is translated as "fit" or "proper," and when applied to food or drink, it signifies that a particular substance is suitable for consumption according to Jewish ritual law.
The law specifies that for a wine to be kosher, it must be made under strict rabbinical supervision and with equipment that is used exclusively for the production of kosher wine.
The Giscours kosher cuvée is a smooth, lush wine with delicate structure.
www.epicurious.com /drinking/wine/kosher   (1316 words)

 Kosher Tea, Gourmet Kosher Tea, Buy Tea Online, Puer Tea
Kosher is concerned with the dietary laws that are explained in the Torah (The Old Testament).
The criteria that distinguish a kosher from a non-kosher animal are delineated in the Torah.
As an international organization, the OU is known for its high standards of quality and purity in regard to kosher dietary laws.
www.generationtea.com /kosher.htm   (376 words)

 cRc - Slurpees, Slurpees, Everywhere!
As of today, all Slurpee syrups are certified kosher and pareve, aside from the diet Pepsi syrup, which is certified kosher-dairy and Piña Colada, which is not certified kosher.
I was escorted to the back to confirm the flavors’ kosher status, and I noticed a suspicious ingredient on the label of a certified syrup.
Operating with the knowledge that almost all known Slurpee syrups are kosher, it is still important to relay that the minute amount of dairy or non-kosher in the flavors would not change a machine’s status to dairy or non-kosher.
www.crcweb.org /kosher/consumer/articles/F-slurpees.html   (1474 words)

 Why Kosher?
Keeping kosher is also a reminder of gratitude to the Almighty for taking the Jewish people out of Egypt, and a symbol of the holy covenant.
Kosher animals properly slaughtered and prepared have more "sparks of holiness" (according to the Kabbalah) which are incorporated in our being.
Because the real reason we eat kosher is that God commanded us to do so in the Torah, and the Jewish people are bound to God in a covenant to keep the commandments of that Torah.
www.aish.com /literacy/mitzvahs/Why_Kosher$.asp   (1628 words)

 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly . BELIEF & PRACTICE . Kosher Certification . July 22, 2005 | PBS
Kosher products in the U.S. are increasingly popular, which means busy days for the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations, the Orthodox Union in New York, the largest group inspecting and certifying kosher food preparation.
In order for it to be a kosher fish it has to have fins and scales.
In order for an animal to be kosher, aside from that it has to be slaughtered in a particular way, which is essentially painless, consumption of blood is forbidden in the Torah, and that's why kosher meat has to be salted, because the salting process extracts the blood from the meat.
www.pbs.org /wnet/religionandethics/week847/belief.html   (846 words)

 MIT Hillel | Kosher Dining   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kosher meals and grocery items are available at MIT during the academic year through the joint partnership of MIT Hillel and MIT Campus Dining.
MIT's kosher dairy and meat kitchens are under the supervision of the Vaad Harabonim of Massachusetts.
MIT's Kosher Dining provides Shabbat and holiday dinners during the academic year at Hillel in the Religious Activities Center, MIT Building W11.
web.mit.edu /hillel/www/kosher-dining.html   (294 words)

 ABCs of Kosher   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Hebrew word "kosher" literally means "prepared." Foods that are permitted by the Torah and prepared according to Jewish law are kosher.
And yes, there are kosher varieties of sushi and caviar -- providing it's from a kosher species (fins and scales), and that it was prepared only with kosher utensils (knife, cutting board, etc.).
Besides being from a kosher species, kosher meat requires that the animal/bird be slaughtered in the manner prescribed by the Torah (Shechita).
www.aish.com /literacy/mitzvahs/ABCs_of_Kosher.asp   (2116 words)

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