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

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Is Capybara meat kosher?

According to Wikipedia the Capybara ... They also regurgitate food to masticate again, similar to cud-chewing by cattle which would lead you to think that they conform to the Torah laws of only ...
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Is there an obligation to check blood spots in non-chicken eggs

According to Halacha, is there any obligation to check for blood spots in eggs from birds other than chickens? Is there a different din that is applicable or not?
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How to make matzo using a pizza maker, while ensuring that it stays kosher for Passover?

In preparation for next year, I would like to have fresh soft matzo every day (except Shabbat / Yom Tov of course). I recently heard of the concept of an electric pizza maker. It is basically 2 heated ...
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Is Pat Akum applicable nowadays

The Mishnah in Avodah Zarah 2:6 discusses the prohibition of bread baked by a gentile, also known as Pat Akum. My question is whether nowadays, when the Halacha LeMaaseh appears to permit that, ...
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Is Remilk dairy or pareve in Halacha

According to Halacha, is the animal free Remilk from Israel considered dairy for the purpose of seperating meat and dairy? Or no, since the milk is not from a live animal is it considered pareve and ...
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Kosher Wine and Other Spirits [duplicate]

The Talmud gives two reasons for the prohibition of gentile wines: Gentile wines are at risk of use for Avodah Zarah. Gentile wines risk intermarriage: "And they issued the decree prohibiting ...
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Is there any halachic basis for "dairy out"?

In my community it's somewhat common for families kashrut observance to be "dairy out", where (as I understand it) they'll eat vegan/vegetarian/dairy food at restaurants without rabbinic ...
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Is there any source that says a person should have kaf zechut to anothers shechita

I know a person who is machmir on not eating meat from others he said only if he does the shechita himself he will trust to eat it. Is there any law that mandates others to trust in others people ...
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Is vaping on Pesach allowed?

Are vapes kosher for Pesach being as the liquid, even if it would contain chometz, isn't fitting for a dog to eat?
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May Jews eat chicken before the usual waiting time after eating hard cheese

According to Halacha, Jews should wait at least 1 hour (according to some ashkenazi Poskim) or 6 hours (according to most Sephardic poskim) after eating Hard cheese before eating meat. Since chicken ...
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Is there any reason for Noahides to eat kosher

B"H While eating kosher meat is not mentioned anywhere in the context of Noahide law, regarding the general reasoning to eat kosher, Rashi says: These are the creatures: [The word חַיָּה, “...
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Do frozen fries need a hechsher

According to Halacha, does a bag of frozen fries from a non Jewish store need a Hechsher? Or no, is it kosher without one?
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Are Shibolim rice cakes kosher for Pesach without special hechsher? [closed]

Hoping someone knows the answer or can point me where to ask. We eat kitniyos on Pesach. I bought these Shibolim rice cakes from Walmart. Last year I recall getting it as well (I think from Amazon) ...
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Does boba from a non-Jewish store need a Hechsher

According to Halacha, does boba bought from a non-Jewish store need a Hechsher? Or no, is it kosher unless shown otherwise?
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Do caffeine pouches need to be kosher

Caffeine pouches, no nicotine or tobacco. I want to know if it has to be kosher certified if you do not ingest it.
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Is Goat milk chalavi?

Is goat milk treated the same as cows milk for the purpose of kashrut? Must it not be used along with meat, and must one wait after eating meat to have a dish cooked with goat milk?
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Kosher alcohol etc

I have been using the CRC's kosher liquor list for many years. It seems that just in the past 2 years or so, they have dropped a lot of the brands. Can someone discuss if there was some sort of major ...
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Are goji berries subject to Orlah

According to Halacha are Goji berries subject to the prohibition of Orlah? Or no, are they not considered a fruit and therefor can be eaten before the third year?
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Does lemon or lime juice need a Hechsher

According to Halacha, does lemon or lime juice from a non Jewish company need a Hechsher? Or no, can it be bought even without a kosher certification?
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Are conjoined twin animals inherently treif

According to Halacha, are animals which are conjoined twins considered injured and therefor inherently treif and non kosher even if from a kosher species? Or no, if they are from a kosher species and ...
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Are Mixed Animal variations kosher?

Can one consume an animal that is from two different species of the same animal? I.e. Taurus and Tauros offspring
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Do Jews need to kasher pots and glasses used for Yayin Nesech

According to Halacha, if there is a glass or pot that has been covered in Yayin Nesech wine do Jews have to kasher it in order to use it for kosher food or drink? Or is merely washing it enough? To ...
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Are Jews allowed to wear clothing made from dyes from nonkosher animals or bugs?

If a garment is dyed using dye from bugs, is that kosher?
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Does peanut butter need a Hechsher

What’s the Halacha regarding whether Jews may eat peanut butter without a Hechsher? If they buy peanut butter from gentiles, do they require a kosher certification to eat?
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How do hashgachot certify large brands with regards to bishul akum?

How do big brands like Kraft and others produce kosher certified foods while avoiding bishul akum? Do these brands have Jews on staff to light fires/operate machinery at the food production plants? Is ...
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Glatt vs Beit Yosef Glatt [duplicate]

I’m curious what the difference in Halacha is between standard Glatt and “Beit Yosef” Glatt kosher? My understanding is the difference between Glatt and non-Glatt is the lungs, but what makes Beit ...
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The kashrut of honey in Lion's belly in the parable of Samson [duplicate]

In the book of Judges, 14:18, וַיֹּאמְרוּ לוֹ אַנְשֵׁי הָעִיר בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי, בְּטֶרֶם יָבֹא הַחַרְסָה, מַה-מָּתוֹק מִדְּבַשׁ, וּמֶה עַז מֵאֲרִי; וַיֹּאמֶר לָהֶם--לוּלֵא חֲרַשְׁתֶּם ...
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May Jews do business in non kosher animal food

The halacha generally prohibits Jews from doing commerce in non kosher foods, although they are not always issur hanaah they are prohibited from regular business in. However, is it permissible for ...
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Do Jews to have wait for whey after meat

According to Halacha, if a Jew eats meat, do they have to wait after eating meat to consume whey, or do they merely have to finish eating, wash their mouth, and drink water? Are the rules for whey ...
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Price of eggs have increased... Still minhag to throw away all eggs that have something resembling a spot?

Had a thought while reading OU article about checking eggs for blood spots (this was the article by the way) The article cites Rav Feinstein zt"l for the minhag to check every egg and discard ...
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Why isn't Kosher salt iodized?

I'm curious why Kosher salt is not iodized. I understand that Kosher salt is salt used for properly preparing Kosher meat, not that the salt itself is Kosher, what I don't understand is why we can't ...
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Chicken with two tracheas

What would the Halacha be in a case where one slaughtered a chicken and found 2 tracheas from the mouth to the lungs. If for example only Rov of one of these tracheas were cut would the chicken be ...
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How long is one Fleishig after eating something cooked with meat

According to Halacha, how long is one fleishing after consuming something that is typically pareve cooked with meat? For example, if someone ate vegetables that were cooked in a beef soup, are they ...
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Hard boiled eggs cooked by a gentile [closed]

Are hard boiled eggs cooked by a gentile prohibited under the laws of Bishul Akum?
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Is shechita done by Jews with prosthetic arms valid

According to Halacha, is shechita done by Jews with prosthetic arms kosher and valid? The reason I ask is that shechita has to be done by Jews: machine shechita is generally not valid. But in this ...
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What defines “disgusting food” in Halacha

According to Halacha, one is prohibited from eating “disgusting” foods in a prohibition known as Bal Teshaktzu. My question is, how does Halacha define disgusting food? What are the criteria that ...
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Steps required to make a cow kosher for consumption

Let's say I have a cow and I want to eat it what are the steps according to halachah. I'm not looking for details just the basics Something like this Shechita by a certified Shochet Bedika? What is ...
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Where is a responsum regarding misguided Jews prioritizing kisui rosh over observance of kashrus?

I'm having trouble tracking down a teshuvah where it is mentioned that some folks used to prioritize kisui rosh which isn't necessarily halachically mandated while not keeping kashrus and were ...
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Is honeydew (secretion) kosher

Honeydew is a sugar rich secretion of certain types of bugs. Since these bugs are otherwise non kosher, is this considered non kosher as well, or are they kosher similar to honey?
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Dog licks - kashrut status of dog saliva?

What is the kashrut status of dog* saliva? This question is about what regularly eating treif does to the kashrut status of their saliva. *(or any animal that eats treif or other unkosher food)
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How big of a cut on skin renders an animal treif

According to Halacha, how big of a cut on an animal’s skin is necessary to render it non kosher (treif)? Not depth, but width/length wise, what is the shiur for it to become prohibited? Is this ...
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Where is the rule of mesorah for birds derived from

I’m curious in Halacha how our sages derived the requirement that for a bird to be kosher it had to have a mesorah? In Tanakh it doesn’t clearly say this so where does this requirement come from?
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What Bugs are common in Wheat & spelt?

BH I know one of the common insects found in lettuce are called aphids although what are the common bugs found in Wheat & Spelt? My teacher told me to watch out for little black dots on them ...
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How is Sugar kosher?

BH How is sugar kosher? Someone told me that when they make sugar they use different ingredients to separate the sugar from everything so how is the whole process kosher after getting past all the ...
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What is "split chicken"?

Recently I have noticed in Lubavitch butchers they sell "split chickens" which i was told is a term that is halachic and has to do with the salting process. Can someone enlighten me on what ...
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Is there a certain size where bugs are not required to be checked?

BH Is there a certain size that bugs don’t have to be checked anymore because they’re too small and if yes what is the size? And what is the source of this size?
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Is it true the Rebbe said you have to have trust when checking For kashrut?

BH Have been checking for Kashrus recently a lot and one guy told me that the Rebbe said there is a point in Kashrus that you have to trust in Hashem that the food is kosher. Is this true and if yes ...
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Kashrut of unsalted meat put into freezers

In Halacha, as a general rule, when you have meat which is unsalted, you have to soak it into water every 3 days to prevent the blood from making the meat un kosher. My question is, according to ...
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Are bugs nullified in a dish if they were placed unchecked by accident?

If someone cooked a dish with vegetables that require checking for bugs, but did not do so, and cooked in a conventional over or a pot, is this food forbidden after the fact? Does this also apply if ...
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Is it true that if you Blend bugs in a mixer Bidieved it’s ok to eat? [duplicate]

BH I heard there is a Halacha if you make a milkshake from fruit and there was a bug inside bidieved than you your allowed to drink from it because a blended bug is not considered a real full bug that’...
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