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How do I know if it is Kosher?

Found a product and you’re not sure if it’s Kosher? Well, nowadays, verifying if a particular food item is Kosher has been made easy with...

I found a blemish on my egg -- is it Kosher?

Commercial eggs undergo a screening process called ‘candling,’ which identifies eggs that are blemished. Despite candling, a small percentage...

When is "egg-checking" required?

The accepted practice is to check each individual egg for blood spots prior to use.1 If checking is overly difficult, such as at night on a camping trip,...

What is the Halachah regarding blood-spots found in eggs?

In the past, most eggs came from fertile hens, whose increased hormone levels stimulated more egg production. Of course, fertilized eggs will also, in the...

What is more important, observing the kosher law, or being in tune with the spirit of kosher?

In Judaism the bottom line is always the action! Higher awareness, deeper intent, and spiritual insight all bring added meaning, significance and life to...

I'm trying to become completely kosher, but what if I slip?

Is it a sin to slip up and make a mistake? We are only human and we all make mistakes. G-d understands that and that is why He devised a system of...

Illuminating the reasons behind Jewish Law

Not infrequently we come across interpretations of Torah precepts in the light of rational thought and scientific discoveries. There has been a division...

Is it okay to eat only fish and dairy in a non-kosher restaurant?

Question: I usually eat out in non-Kosher restaurants but I’m careful when I order—basically I only eat dairy and fish. Last night I tasted...

Is vodka kosher?

Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? drinker: is vodka kosher? drinker: Hi, I was wondering if...

Is animal-organ transplantation allowed?

Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment... Heshy: what is the Jewish view on transplantation between...