Weddings are a time of great celebration with family and friends, but the traditions surrounding them make them even more. Traditions connect us with all those who came before, and all those who will come after, who follow the same customs and beliefs. They bring us together, and elevate our lives into something… Read More »
There is a lot of confusion around kosher food nowadays. Many people think of kosher as meaning something close to “natural” or “organic,” when it has a far different meaning. Furthermore, some people think that kosher is a style of Mediterranean food, but it has nothing to do with cuisine either.
What does kosher actually mean?
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A true kosher restaurant can be hard to find. Some restaurants will claim they are kosher or “kosher-style” as a vague way to say that they are either healthy or serve Mediterranean food, which is a complete misunderstanding of the term. If a restaurant is designated as kosher, that means that it complies fully with Jewish dietary laws based on the Tal… Read More »
There are many misconceptions about what “kosher” means. It is not a style of food that Jewish people eat, nor are foods kosher because a priest or rabbi blesses it. Rather, it has to do with whether the food is fit for consumption under biblical dietary law. Because the majority of food providers today do not adhere to these regulations, it can be hard for a kosher-eating person to find acceptable food options outside of their house.
Passover is a food-centric holiday where the food serves as a symbolic reminder of the historic Exodus and deliverance of the Jewish people from their captivity in Egypt. It is characterized by stringent restrictions on what you can eat and how you must prepare food, so cooking meals can be difficult. … Read More »
According to the Pew Research center, only about 2.2% of the American adult population identifies as being Jewish and only about 15-20% of those keep kosher. However, almost half of the foods in the supermarket are kosher certified. That’s more than the foods claiming to use ethical practices, be allergen safe, or have no additives/preservatives.
Reasons People Buy Kosher Products
The word kosher comes from the Hebrew language and means ‘proper’. Traditionally, this is a set of food and drink-making practices defined by Jewish dietary law, which makes food appropriate and clean enough to eat. There are specific processes for all three categories of food and drink to ensure kosher status. The three categories include meat, dairy, and pareve. Each must follow specific observances. Keeping a kosher diet help… Read More »
Chanukah comes once a year to commemorate the miracle of the holy oil burning for eight days when there was originally only enough for one. In keeping with the tradition, the menorah is lit and games such as dreidel are played. Families and loved ones to come together for the festivities, and nothing brings people together quite like food!
Keeping with tradition, kosher foods are a must for Chanukah, but just … Read More »