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Kashrut (also kashruth or kashrus, כשרות or כַּשְׁרוּת) is the set of Jewish dietary laws.

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The status of a gas grill with pizza placed inside that was not touching the grate [closed]

A while ago I had an unobservant family member stay at my house. I had something very important to do so I was not paying attention to them as they cooked. I told them to make the pizza in my toaster ...
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Kashrut- steam from meat

If steam from a cholent pot condensed on the cover and then the liquid from the cover fell onto a pareve container, is the container now meat?
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Should one recite a bracha for non-kosher meals? [duplicate]

If a Jew who doesn’t keep kosher eats a meal (like non-kosher beef), is it permissible, forbidden or necessary to say some sort of brachot before and after eating? My initial guess would be no since ...
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Usage of Parev Vs Parve

I see some kosher items that on the kosher label it is written Parve where as others Parev. In Hebrew, we say Parve. What is the source for Parev? Why are there 2 slightly different words for ...
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Do “ou” certified greens need to be washed and checked? [closed]

If a salad mix of greens just has a plain "ou", does it require checking?
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Do decorations on glasses absorb? [closed]

We are Sephardic and follow the opinion that glasses can be used for both meat and milk, whether hot or cold, because glass never absorbs. According to this opinion, are glasses with decorations on ...
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Goy eating matzah with treif

For context, my fiance is a reform convert in the UK. I fully support their conversion but, as I lack any real spirituality, do not feel I could sincerely convert myself (despite knowing that my lack ...
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Does melatonin need to be kosher?

I'm not certain if it's medication or not. I'm speaking of plain, non-flavored powder capsules.
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Why can we have soy cheeseburgers but not chicken parmesans? [duplicate]

It is my understanding that one can't eat chicken with dairy because the rabbis made enactment due to chicken and meat looking similar and someone may err and eat meat and dairy together. if that is ...
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How can cheese which be both kosher for Pesach and use “unsupervised milk” (cholov akum)?

A certain Kashrus authority supervises cheese which is both kosher for Pesach and uses “unsupervised milk” (cholov akum). What level of supervision for cheese is needed to ensure it is kosher for ...
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Davar Charif for onion powder and garlic powder

Are garlic powder and onion powder considered a Davar charif?
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Do pre-washed and packaged vegetables and greens fall under a miut she'eno hamatzui? [closed]

Does anybody know if the tolaim level in triple-washed lettuce bags is a miut sh'eino hamatzoi. I am specifically asking regarding the popular company "Organic Girl" which is sold in every heimesh ...
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Source that there's timtum halev on a derabanan

The Rema Yoreh Deah 81:6 writes: לא תאכל המינקת אפי' ישראלית דברים האסורים וכן התינוק בעצמו כי כל זה מזיק לו בזקנותו The wetnurse, even a Jewish one, shouldn't eat forbidden foods. Similarly ...
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Why Fins and Scales?

The Torah (Vayikra 11:9) writes אֶת־זֶה֙ תֹּֽאכְל֔וּ מִכֹּ֖ל אֲשֶׁ֣ר בַּמָּ֑יִם כֹּ֣ל אֲשֶׁר־לוֹ֩ סְנַפִּ֨יר וְקַשְׂקֶ֜שֶׂת בַּמַּ֗יִם בַּיַּמִּ֛ים וּבַנְּחָלִ֖ים אֹתָ֥ם תֹּאכֵֽלוּ - These you may ...
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Pikuach nefesh and matzoh shopping [closed]

Apropos of this viral post: https://twitter.com/Dr_Ophelian/status/1247386646317633536. My understanding is that the principle of pikuach nefesh is not applied like this, but I am not certain why. ...
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Are American Paskesz Products Yoshon?

Are American Paskesz grain products, such as Mini Trios Bites, yoshon year round? Is there a way to determine from, e.g., a package code if/when they are yoshon? (Paskesz cookies under Rav Westheim ...
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Eating with a plate that had non-kosher food on it at one point in the past [closed]

In light of this quarantine, If someone is spending shabbat at non-observant relatives and the house is not kosher. If the person runs out of paper plates, would he be able to eat from a glass plate ...
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How does one kasher fabric without a washing machine?

Most websites say fabric can be kashered by putting it in a washing machine set to 'hot'. How would would one without a washing machine kasher fabrics? By Hagalah, washing with yad soledes bo water or ...
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Waiting 24 hours to Kasher [closed]

When someone kashers a utensil, a 24 hour waiting period is required. Is the 24 hour wait after the last use or after it is washed?
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Granite and Kashrus

What is the status of granite: year-round vs pesach in regards to Kashrus. Granite for Pesach is kashered by pouring boiling water over it. Year round, what is the status of granite, can granite be ...
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In the middle of cooking, someone realises the pot they are using was previously used for non kosher food

If someone accidentally starts to cook kosher food in a pot that was used to cook non-kosher food, but the pot wasn't used in 24 hours, may the person let the food finish cooking?
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Nullification of non-kosher utensils or dishes

If an unidentifiable non kosher utensil or vessel gets mixed up with kosher vessels, if the majority of vessels are kosher, it is nullified. [1] If someone makes this mistake a million times, are all ...
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Can a glass stovetop be used for both meat and milk?

Is it permissible to use a glass stovetop for both meat and milk? Or is it forbidden? A OK article says that one should not use a glass stove top for meat and milk, however rabbikaganoff Is My Stove ...
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Milk utensil found in meat cabinet [closed]

Say one has 2 cabinets, one for meat, one for milk, and found, for example, a milk knife in the meat cabinet and are uncertain as to how it got there. Say they are uncertain as to if it was washed in ...
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Are there levels of treif

Leniencies aside, are there levels of treif? For example: In case of need is it better to eat chicken road kill than rabbit road kill? In case of need, is it better to eat cheeseburger than bread on ...
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Pesach take out in Jerusalem

Is there a list of Pesach take out stores or private people that offer cooking for Pesach in the Jerusalem area with the Rabbinical Supervision they are supervised under?
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Grocery Store Kosher Section

I work for a 4 store chain of employee owned grocery stores in Northern California that feature small, shelf stable, kosher foods sections. In reviewing these sets in our stores I feel like they could ...
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Convert issues when visiting family (eating) [duplicate]

I’m wondering if converts or even just Jews visiting less religious family members or friends have special travel sets of dishes they use when they visit. Is this allowed under the kosher rules? I ...
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Is there a list of kosher duck species?

A while ago, I asked a mashgiach what type of duck is typically sold in the U.S. kosher market? He said mallards. My area has many mallards in nearby ponds. But, I also see teals and wood ducks as ...
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How is Isaiah 66:17 to be understood if pork will become kosher when the Messiah comes?

The Ritva, R. Yom Tov Asivelli (in the 13th century) wrote that pork will become kosher when the Messiah comes: (קידושין מט:) ועליהם אמרו בהגדה למה נקרא שמו חזיר שעתיד הקב"ה להחזירו לישראל לעתיד ...
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How can Imitation Crabmeat be kosher? [duplicate]

BH This is one that I still have a problem wrapping my head to understand how this is possible. I remember my rabbi teaching me Torah and Exodus 23 reads ... You shall not boil a kid in its ...
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Is there universal agreement that parve contents cooked in a milk pan are milky?

Is there universal agreement that parve contents cooked in a clean milky pan become milky, with no difference than if they were an actual milk dish? And similarly with meat. Do all opinions say that ...
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Are Double oven Kosher [closed]

I am planning on upgrading my kitchen but and I was wondering if a double oven could be kosher if 1 oven is just meat and one is just dairy.
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Is bee pollen kosher?

Other then having dubious reputation as nutritional supplement, is bee pollen kosher? I remember reading somewhere it may contain bee parts, but I can't find it now.
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What category are microorganisms considered in terms of kashrut? [duplicate]

Bacteria and are commonly placed into various foods and meds. Tap water contains microorganisms, typically. What category are these considered, and why do they not require kashrut? Are they considered ...
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Does the torah prohibit the consumption of Raw Meat for everyone?

Backstory I am a Noachide who started to experiment with a raw meat diet, after watching videos such as this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-cuT7q1dZ4 It has certainly peaked my interest, and now I ...
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How can something be kosher if it “may contain” milk, crustaceans, shellfish, etc.?

I noticed that this nutrition label: says that it is both Kosher and Pareve, but it also says "may contain … milk,… crustaceans, shellfish". How is that possible?
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What is the difference between non-kosher food and insects regarding “transference”?

My understanding of the "transference" of non-kosher status to a kosher item. If I cook a non-kosher piece of chicken in the same pot as a kosher piece of chicken, the kosher piece and the pot are ...
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Who is the underlined square k certification

I recently noticed that some Ronzoni pasta does not have the OU as in the past. Instead it has the underlined square k. Does anyone know which certifying agency this is?
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When is something that is consumed no longer impacted by the laws of kashrus?

Things which are not food or food which becomes unfit for a dog to eat are not subject to the laws of kashrus but what determines when something fits under those categories? For example many ...
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Is nonkosher taste OK?

If kosher food happens to sit in the presence of nonkosher food and thereby acquires some of its flavor, is it still kosher? (In general, it is not possible to completely shield food from surrounding ...
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Why is meat eating sanctioned by G-d if it's potentially bad for us? [duplicate]

In parsha Noach, G-d ALLOWS man to eat meat but there is no literal commandment to do so. Later, when the Mishkan and then ultimately the Beis Hamikdash are built, there are commandments for the ...
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If someone ate non-kosher meat willingly, but wasn’t aware that it contained forbidden blood/fat, are they “cut off”?

If one knowingly ate non-kosher beef, but didn’t think/realize that it could cause karet due to forbidden fats or blood, do they still get karet if these forbidden items were in fact in the meat?
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Informing someone that the food they are eating is permissible only b'deved(after the fact)

Does one need to inform someone that the food they are about to eat is permissible b'deved(after the fact)? Example 1: Some milk fell into the chulent and the Rabbi employed batel b'shishim and now ...
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Was the consumption of meat always kosher? [duplicate]

It seems that at first G-d commanded that people be vegetarians (Genesis 2:16). The permission to consume meat was not permitted until after the flood of Noah (Noach). The command reads that “Every ...
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Badatz and Mehadrin Kashrut

If something is marked Badatz Chatam Sofer or mehadrin, would it be considered Chalav Yisroel and Pas Yisroel?
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Is there kosher spreadable whiskey-infused preserves?

I am looking for spreadable whiskey that is kosher. I cannot find any sites, be it kosher certification sites or product sites, which even discuss kosher spreadable whiskey. From my search of the ...
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What makes a smart phone “kosher”?

I have to admit that my phone is far smarter than me, and I am not "with it". So, I was surprised when a neighbor who is sending his kid to Israel told me that her kid needs a special "kosher" smart ...
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How do i get my extended family to cooperate [closed]

Im in the process of converting (its going to be a while). Anyway I've been doing the best i can to cook kosher style food. Today i had lunch with my mom who decided she was going to feed my son ...
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Why aren't kosher marshmallows labelled OU Fish?

Worcestershire sauce is labelled "OU Fish", presumably so that people who don't know there are anchovies in the recipe will know not to put it on meat. Given that "OU Fish" is a thing that exists, ...

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