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Kashrut (kahsh-root) — System of laws as to what is kosher
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Kashrut: Dairy/Meat
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat
See Kashrut: Dairy/Meat Combinations .
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Cutting Boards
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Cutting Boards
Situation You cut a spicy/ charif item of one gender on a...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Dishwashers
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Dishwashers: Accidental Mix-up
Situation After washing a load of utensils of one gender in your...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Dishwashers
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Dishwashers: Intentional Mixing of Utensils
You may not intentionally put a pareve utensil in a dishwasher that...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Dishwashers
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Dishwashers: Neutral/Pareve Item
You may not wash a neutral/ pareve dish in a meat or milk...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Drawers
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Drawers
Situation You find an eating or cooking utensil of one gender in...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Microwave Ovens
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Microwave Oven Dishes
You may microwave a dairy food in a meat (or meat food in a dairy) glass...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Microwave Ovens
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Microwave Ovens
As with conventional ovens, these factors determine kosher /non- kosher...
Kashrut: Nutritional Supplements
Kashrut and Non-Kosher Nutritional Supplements
If kosher supplements are not available or are not as good as the non-...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Pot Lids
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Pot Lids
Pot lids are treated as if they are utensils. Situation...
Kashrut: Oil
Oils and Kashrut Supervision
You may not use vegetable oil that has been processed in non- kosher...
Kashrut: Soap
Kashrut: Non-Certified Dishwashing Liquids/Powders
Dishwashing detergents may be assumed to be kosher unless known to be...
Kashrut: Soap
Kashrut: Non-Certified Soap
Soap must be considered non- kosher unless it is certified...
Introduction to Kosher/Kashrut
Introduction to Kosher/Kashrut
The human soul can achieve its goals when the body’s physical...
Introduction to Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time
Introduction to Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time
Five factors affect cooking separate pans of dairy and meat in an oven...
Introduction to Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time: Both UNCOVERED and SPICY/Charif
Situation The food in two uncovered pans (one of dairy food, one...
Introduction to Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time: Both UNCOVERED; One Is Spicy/Charif
Situation Two uncovered pans (one of dairy food, one of meat) are...
Introduction to Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time: Definition of Terms
“Solid,” or “non-liquid,” means food is...
Introduction to Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time: Liquid, UNCOVERED
Situation Two uncovered pans of food—one dairy, one...
Introduction to Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time: Solid, COVERED
L'chatchila :  Do not bake separate pans—whether...
Introduction to Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking at Same Time: Solid, UNCOVERED
L’chatchila , you should not bake uncovered dairy and meat foods...
Kashrut: Eggs
Kashrut: Eggs: Blood Spots: Unfertilized/Fertilized
Blood spots even from unfertilized eggs may not be eaten ; the custom...
Kashrut: Eggs
Kashrut: Eggs: Few or Even Numbers
You may eat even numbers of food items. Note Some people...
Kashrut: Eggs
Kashrut: Eggs: Hard-Boiling in Non-Kosher Pot
Do not eat hard-boiled eggs cooked in a non- kosher pot.  
Kashrut: Kilayim
Kashrut: Kilayim
See Forbidden Mixtures (Kilayim): Plants .
Kashrut: Orla
Kashrut: Orla
See Orla .
Kashrut: Yashan
Kashrut: Yashan
See Yashan .
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating: Bread with Dairy, Then Meat
Situation You said ha’motzi over bread for a dairy meal....
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating: Children
Children of any age, even babies, should wait one hour between eating...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating: Dairy after Meat
You may not eat dairy-containing foods directly after eating...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating: Meat after Dairy
To eat meat-containing food after eating dairy food: Wait...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating: Neutral/Pareve D or DE after Meat
If you can definitively ascertain that a food is or is not dairy from...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating: Parmesan Cheese
Situation You eat Parmesan cheese. Status Before eating...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Waiting between Eating: Putting Dairy/Meat in Mouth
Situation You put into your mouth any amount of meat--even if you...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking Neutral/Pareve Foods in Dairy/Meat Pan
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Neutral/Pareve Foods in Clean Dairy or Meat Pan
Situation You cooked pareve food in a clean meat (or dairy)...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Baking Neutral/Pareve Foods in Dairy/Meat Pan
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Neutral/Pareve Foods in Dirty Dairy or Meat Pan
Situation You want to bake neutral/ pareve food in a meat pan...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: What Is a Spatter
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: What Is a Spatter
A spatter is single drops of a substance. Note In this website,...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Spatter Temperature
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Spatter Temperature
You may assume that a spatter of single drops is less than 120° F...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Pot Spatters ONTO Utensil or Empty Pot
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Larger Pot Spatters above Normal Food Line
Situation A hot, empty pot of one gender gets a...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Pot Spatters ONTO Utensil or Empty Pot
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Pot Spatters and Pareve
Situation Food of one gender spatters onto the...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Pot Spatters ONTO Utensil or Empty Pot
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Pot Spatters: Outside of Utensil, Below Normal Food Line
Situation A hot or cold meat utensil is empty or contains meat...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Pot Spatters ONTO Utensil or Empty Pot
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Tiny Pot Spatters: Outside of Utensil, Above Normal Food Line
Situation The outside of a hot, empty pot of one...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Spills and Opposite Gender Utensil
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Hot Spills and Opposite Gender Utensil: Unused
Situation Hot food of one gender spills (falls into...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Spills and Opposite Gender Utensil
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Spills: Food onto Opposite Gender Utensil: Flow Chart
WERE BOTH FOOD AND UTENSIL LESS THAN 120° F ? YES What...
Kashrut: Food Served by Shomer Shabbat Jew
Kashrut: Food Served by Shomer Shabbat Jew
You may trust that the food a shomer Shabbat Jew serves is kosher...
Kashrut: Food Sold by Stores or Caterers
Kashrut: Reliability of Supervision
Ask a reliable source when you need to determine whether a particular...
Kashrut: Food Sold by Stores or Caterers
Kashrut: Supervision Mark
Supervision is needed during the manufacturing of certain foods to...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Utensils: Dry/Wet
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Utensils: Heat with Dry/Wet
Hot, clean, dry utensils of opposite genders, even if touching...
Kashrut: Common Milk
Kashrut: Dairy: Chalav Yisrael
Chalav Yisrael is milk or milk products for which the milking...
Kashrut: Common Milk
Kashrut: Dairy: Common Milk (Chalav Stam)
For milk to be kosher, it must come from a kosher animal. You may use...
Kashrut: Cheese
Kashrut: Cheese: Jew at Time of Rennet
Cheese/ Gvinas Akum   Gvinas akum is cheese which has...
Kashrut: Cheese
Kashrut: Cheese: Microbial Enzymes
Cheese that is made using even microbial enzymes requires kosher...
Kashrut: Fish: Smoked
Kashrut: Smoked Fish
Smoked fish needs supervision due to possibly non- kosher items:...
Kashrut: Fish/Dairy
Kashrut: Fish: Dairy and Fish Together
You may cook and/or eat dairy-containing and fish-containing foods...
Kashrut: Fish/Meat
Kashrut and Worcestershire Sauce
You may use and eat Worcestershire sauce on meat if the fish component...
Kashrut: Fish/Meat
Kashrut: Fish: Fish and Meat Together
Do not cook or eat meat-containing and fish-containing foods together:...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Physical Separations
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Physical Separations: Dairy and Meat on Table
Situation Two eat at the same table, one person is eating dairy...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Physical Separations
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Physical Separations: Washing Hands between Dairy and Meat
Situation You drank milk or ate solid dairy foods (such as...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Soaked Together
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Soaked Together
For different genders of food being soaked together, see Taste...
Kashrut: Uncooked Grape Juice/Wine
Kashrut: Open, Uncooked Wine: Drinking or Benefiting From
You may not DRINK or DERIVE ANY BENEFIT FROM open (unsealed), non-...
Kashrut: Uncooked Grape Juice/Wine
Kashrut: Open, Uncooked Wine: From When May a Non-Observant Person Not Handle?
A non-Jew or non- shomer Shabbat Jew may not handle wine (or...
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Spatters INTO a Pot of Food
Kashrut: Dairy/Meat: Hot Dairy Food Spatters INTO Meat Pot, or Vice Versa
Situation Hot dairy food spatters INTO a pot of...
Kashrut: Alcoholic Beverages
Beer
All beer in the USA is kosher and does not need supervision. Many...
Passover: Kashering
Passover: Kashering an Oven: Temperature
The order of preference for the heat settings is...
Procedure for Separating Terumot and Ma'asrot
More on Teruma/Ma'aser
For more on teruma and ma’aser , including a short form of the...
Procedure for Separating Terumot and Ma'asrot
Procedure for Separating Terumot and Ma'asrot
(from http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-medi-terumos.htm , used with...
What Is Kosher?
What Is Kosher?
By Sara-Malka (Diane) Laderman Kosher (Hebrew for...
Passover: Cooking and Eating Utensils
Passover: Special Pots
You may not use cooking utensils on Passover that have been used for...
Peace in the Home (Shalom Bayit)
Shalom Bayit: Non-Observant Parents and In-Laws
Ba'alei teshuva often have problems with issues of kashrut...
Kashrut: Food Sold by Stores or Caterers
When Hechsher NOT Needed
Processed Food without Hechsher: Is It Kosher?   If a...
Introduction to Taste (Ta'am) Transfer
Introduction to Taste (Ta'am) Transfer
Gender/Kashrut Status Transfer Foods and kitchenware (pots, pans,...
Introduction to Kashrut: Plants: Bugs
Why Bugs May Not Be Eaten
Bugs are not kosher and may not be eaten for two main reasons:...

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