Kosher: How To

  1. Eating kosher has become increasingly easier today with the advent of the kosher certification business. Check all purchased products for a kosher symbol, such as OU or OK or other reliable certifications. Unfortunately, there are “phony” certifications. Check with a trusted source regarding the reliability of a given certification.
  2. Have a kosher kitchen. The first step is, owning two separate sets of pots and pans, as well as dishes and cutlery.
  3. If your kitchen was previously owned by a non-kosher user, it must be “koshered.” This is a detailed process and must only be done by a certified and knowledgeable person. Click here for details.
  4. Be sure to ask the person koshering your kitchen of all the basic laws you will need to know for kosher maintenance.
  5. Questions come up all the time in a kosher kitchen. Even the most seasoned pros bump into obscure cases that require guidance from a seasoned Rabbi. Don’t hesitate to call an experienced Rabbi for any matter. If you don’t have such a contact, try here.
  6. Before visiting any eating establishment, verify its kosher status.
  7. If it is uncomfortable to verify the kosher status of a friend’s home when visiting, try to politely abstain from eating or request unprepared fruits or vegetables.
  8. Although are fruits and vegetables are kosher, insects, which they oft host, are not. Produce that is regularly infested must be checked prior to consumption. These laws are detailed, and you should seek council with a Rabbi for further information.

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