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    Ko·sher
    /ˈkōSHər/

    adjective

    • 1. (of food, or premises in which food is sold, cooked, or eaten) satisfying the requirements of Jewish law: "a kosher kitchen"
    • 2. genuine and legitimate: informal "she consulted lawyers to make sure everything was kosher"

    verb

    • 1. prepare (food) according to the requirements of Jewish law.
  2. The Hebrew word “kosher” (כָּשֵׁר) literally meansfit.” It has come to refer more broadly to anything that is “above board” or “legit.” The laws of kosher define the foods that are fit for consumption for a Jew. Basics of Kosher.

  3. Jan 29, 2024 · The term "kosher" refers to food that follows Jewish dietary law. The rules determining whether a food is kosher are called " kashrut ." They include requirements for the food substance itself, how it is prepared, and what other foods it is eaten with. Not all people of Jewish heritage or faith eat kosher, but many do.

  4. Overview. Are you wondering what kosher is? Don’t worry, we don’t expect that everyone who comes to our site already knows! Here’s an overview for you. Kosher food is essentially food that does not have any non-kosher ingredients in accordance with Jewish law.

  5. Kosher is the diet plan for the soul, in that they are the foods prescribed by G‑d in the Torah for consumption by the Jewish people. The word ‘kosher,’ in Biblical terms, means ‘fit’ or ‘appropriate’.1 The sages elaborate that kosher means something that is usable, especially in reference to foods. It is worth briefly stating ...

  6. Ask an average person to describe kosher food and they might say it is foodblessed by a rabbi.”. The word “kosher,” however, is Hebrewfor “fit” or “appropriate” and describes the food that is suitable for a Jew to eat. With its roots in the Hebrew Bible, the system of defining which foods are kosher was developed by the rabbis ...

  7. Mar 14, 2024 · kosher, (“fit,” orproper”), in Judaism, the fitness of an object for ritual purposes. Though generally applied to foods that meet the requirements of the dietary laws (kashruth), kosher is also used to describe, for instance, such objects as a Torah scroll, water for ritual bathing (mikvah), and the ritual ram’s horn (shofar).

  8. 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).

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