The name for this particular practice has come to stand for more stringent kashrut standards in general.
Most of the rules about meat, including the ban on pork, are stipulated in the Torah.
Kashrut: History and Development
Rabbinic Judaism elaborated a series of practices for putting the biblical restrictions into practice.
Vegetarianism: An Alternative Kashrut
The author argues that our evolving religious sensibilities should bring us to recognize vegetarianism as a new mitzvah.
Kashrut Themes and Theology
Jewish dietary laws, the origins of which are in biblical law, have a variety of explanations within the Bible itself, and those explanations have themselves been the subject of multiple interpretations.
Jewish dietary laws are observed in varying degrees among Jewish families and individuals.
Should You Sell Your Pet Before Passover?
Who knew pets had anything to do with preparation for the holiday?
Is Kosher Food Healthier?
Like most ways of eating, a kosher diet can be very healthy — or very unhealthy.