Keeping Kosher

Keeping Kosher

Kosher Food: What Makes Food Kosher or Not

The word "kosher" literally means "fit" or "appropriate."

Keeping Kosher

Ask the Expert: Kosher Symbols

How to decode the different kosher labels.

Keeping Kosher

The Purpose of Kashrut

Kashrut reminds us again and again that Jewish spirituality is inseparable from the physical.

Kosher Fish List

A guide to choosing a kosher fish.

Kosher Details: Waiting Between Meals

How much time is required between eating meat and dairy?

Keeping Kosher

An overview of what's involved in observing Jewish dietary laws.

Kosher Slaughter: An Introduction

A survey of some of the laws governing the slaughter of kosher animals for meat.

Vegetarianism and Jewish Ethics

An American Reform rabbi argues that it is a mitzvah to refrain from eating meat.

Keeping Kosher: Contemporary Views

Recent writers reflect on what observing kashrut has meant in their own lives.

Kashrut/Dietary Laws Quiz

How much do you know about the details of and reasons behind kashrut?

What Does It Mean to Keep Kosher?

The many elements (and interpretations) of a kosher diet.

What Does A Mashgiach, or Kosher Supervisor, Do?

The person who makes sure a restaurant or food producer complies with Jewish dietary laws.

What Is “Ethical” Kashrut?

Bringing animal treatment, workers' conditions, and environmental issues to a kosher table.

Ask the Expert: Kosher Pig

Can a Jewish person receive a transplanted heart valve from a pig?