Kashrut/Dietary Laws QuizThe rules of kashrut dictate which animals can be eaten, how to slaughter animals, and how to separate meat and dairy. How much do you know about the details of and reasons behind kashrut?
Question 1. What is NOT a requirement that animals must have in order to be considered kosher?
They must be herbivores
They must chew their cud
They must have a cloven hoof
They must have fur
Question 2. Glatt (as in "glatt kosher") is a Yiddish term meaning what?
Question 3. What is the principle of tsa'ar ba'alei hayyim?
The prevention of pain or cruelty to animals
Not mixing milk and meat during meals
Having a strictly vegetarian lifestyle
The ethical discipline of avoiding certain foods or limiting one's appetite because of the growing scarcity of food in parts of the world
Question 4. What is the Hebrew word for a kosher symbol on a package of food?
A baal hayyim
Question 5. Which of these terms describes food that is neither meat nor dairy?
Question 6. True or false: Kosher and halal food obey the same laws.
Question 7. What did Maimonides believe was the purpose of the strictures of kashrut?
To curb our appetites
To bring us closer to God
To put us in the Book of Life
To make sure animal species do not become endangered