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when ppl say they cant eat something because its "not kosher"..what does that mean??

 
alexis_06

Asked by alexis_06 at 7:03 PM on Jul. 19, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Kosher is a set of Jewish dietary laws. It regulates what we can eat - no pork, rabbit, shellfish or camel/horse (to name the big ones.)

    Kosher meat has to be slaughtered in a way that is the least stressful on an animal, and it needs to be done by someone who is trained to do so. The meat does not need to be blessed by anyone, but it is inspected to make sure there are no blemishes/defects in the internal organs.

    When something is prepared in a kosher way, milk and meat may not be served together. No cheeseburgers, no mac and cheese with hot dogs. Many will wait a certain amount of time before they eat meat or milk after having the other.

    Chicken and other poultry is considered meat. Fish is considered neutral or pareve/parve, meaning it can be eaten with either milk or meat.

    All fruits and veggies are kosher and are pareve.

    Breast milk is pareve.

    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 8:25 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • that they like kosher damnit...they don't want vlassic or any other brand
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 7:13 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 7:17 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • It means that is' not suitable under the Jewish dietary laws.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 7:04 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I'm not Jewish, but I believe that Kosher foods are prepared under supervision of a Rabbi.
    acollins09

    Answer by acollins09 at 7:05 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • That they're Jewish?
    GinNTonic

    Answer by GinNTonic at 7:14 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I think kosher means the food was blessed by a Rabi. They don't bless every type of food. I think not 100%sure.

    mommom2000

    Answer by mommom2000 at 7:36 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • rolling on floor

    onethentwins

    Answer by onethentwins at 7:38 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Koasher is a term used by the Jewish dietary laws, as someone previous posted. Which means they can't eat pork or pork products among other things. It goes against their religion.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 7:48 PM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • i believe that means blessed by a priest.
    babymaddy

    Answer by babymaddy at 7:05 PM on Jul. 19, 2010