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Kashrut/Dietary Laws Quiz

The 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. Glatt (as in "glatt kosher") is a Yiddish term meaning what?


Question 2. Some contemporary Jews connect the rules of kashrut to which of these?
 Health concerns
 Environmental concerns
 Gender equity concerns
 A & B only
 All of these


Question 3. If a metal utensil becomes non-kosher (by coming in contact with non-kosher products), how can it be made kosher?
 By exposing it to cold
 By exposing it to heat
 By cleaning it rigorously
 It can never be made kosher again


Question 4. What does the word "kosher" mean?
 Blessed by a rabbi
 Healthy or energetic
 Fit or appropriate
 Righteous or just


Question 5. Which type of fish has both fins and scales when it's young, but lose its fins as it gets older?


Question 6. What is the Hebrew word for a kosher symbol on a package of food?
 A heksher
 A kasher
 A mashgiach
 A knuffle
 A baal hayyim


Question 7. Why did 20,000 Lower East Side women boycott kosher meat in 1920?
 Because of the jump in prices of kosher meat
 Because they found blood in their meat
 Because they discovered that animals had not be slaughtered properly
 To protest the beef monopoly