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What is Kosher?

Eating Kosher: Lesson 1

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What is Kosher?: Eating Kosher: Lesson 1

What kinds of foods are kosher? What are the reasons for keeping kosher? A brief introduction to the dietary laws of the Torah.
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S.P. Hart Toronto January 19, 2020

Another Reason to Eat Kosher Thank U, Rabbi, so much for those lectures. Wanted to comment that an additional reason to eat kosher at restaurants and at home is because it makes it quite difficult - if not impossible - to eat at a non-observant Jew's house, much less a non-Jew's house, due to non-kosher plates and dishes and glasses etc being used. The importance of eating together in celebrating occassions and daily life means that most business and personal relationships - at least on the culinary side -will only take place with equally observant Jews. To have a fuller view, would love to hear a discussion on this aspect of Kashrut. Reply

Susan Montreal and Boca Raton January 19, 2020
in response to S.P. Hart:

My Chabad rabbi and his wife have eaten in my home when I figured out how to make it possible. (They are dear friends and although I keep kosher in some ways, I'm not frum.) Here's what I did...
1) I covered my dining table with a new plastic tablecloth.
2) I used only disposable plates, serving utensils and eating utensils.
3) I served foods in their original containers or packaging with the kashreth symbol. No, I could not serve them home-cooked food, but that's okay, I had them over for for brunch and served a variety of store-bought yummies. They ate well, kenahorah, and we all enjoyed ourselves! Reply

Anna Cortez Lanark, Scotland January 28, 2012

The Mediterrean Diet: Is It Kosher Diet? I enjoyed this talk very much and yes I have been enlightened about the why and what Kosher is..David Mitchell posted on 23rd Jan2012 about howhard it is for him to keep this Kosher Diet in Nashville...I am a non-Jew but have been drawn in here for some time and am partner with Chabad.and take ALL seriously..I now know that part of Kosher is 'The Law' which I accept..the remainder was interesting to me I wondered if the Mediterranean one was similar...will check this out though..thanks..I understnad now.. Reply

Susan Boca Raton, Florida January 26, 2012

Kosher Meat and Fish I have been told by a Chassidic Rabbi that we are not allowed to consume the flesh of predators or scavengers as they pollute the soul. What is your opinion of this? Reply

Andrew Talpins Short Hills NJ November 9, 2018
in response to Susan:

In the Torah, while talking about Kashrut laws and birds, the Torah does not give any signs of what birds are unkosher. All it states is a list of birds we cannot eat. Most of them are predators or scavengers, so most Jews do not eat any. Reply

Rabbi Pinchas Plantation, FL January 25, 2012

Mediterranean Diet Not very familiar with the diet. As long as the foods eaten are in the parameters of what is discussed in the lecture, you should be on the right track.

Click here for the contact info for the Chabad rabbi in Nashville, and I'm sure he would be happy to assist you in obtaining more kosher food. Reply

David Mitchell Nashville, Tennessee January 23, 2012

The Mediterrean Diet: Is it a Kosher Diet? Shalom! My name is David. I live in Nashville, Tennessee. It is very hard to eat kosher here. I am on the Meditterean Diet. This diet has many kosher foods associated with it. Is this a kosher diet? Reply