From bagels to chianti: What is Kosher and Jewish food?
It is not cuisine or particular dishes - for example cholent or gefilte fish - that determines if food is kosher, nor does the term 'kosher-style' have meaning in Jewish law. Haaretz brings you a short primer on what kosher actually means.
The most famous prohibitions in kashrut, the body of laws regarding what is kosher, may be against eating the dread pig, and consuming meat and milk together. Like the other Jewish dietary laws, these restrictions have their origins in a few laconic lines in the Bible, in the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy. But it is only in later Hebrew texts -- in the Talmud and later rabbinical works – that the full...
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