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Does 100% juice need Kosher certification?

Concerning 100% fresh juices, there is a difference of opinion whether they require certification or not. Therefore, it is always preferable to buy...

What is "Mehadrin" Kosher?

The word "mehadrin" means "those who beautify." This is a term which is used to describe people who insist on doing every mitzvah in...

What is a Mashgiach?

The Mashgiach (literally: inspector) is the person in the factory, butcher-shop, restaurant, etc., who was hired by the rabbi(s) who issued the kosher...

Is a 'non-dairy' label the same as pareve?

If the food has a kosher certification then it is the same as pareve, and can be eaten with meat. If it does not have kosher certification then it is...

What did Esther eat in the king’s non-kosher palace?

In the Scroll of Esther1 we read that Hegai, the custodian of the women, did something special for Esther and her maids. The Talmud2 offers a number of...

What are the rules regarding foods cooked or baked by a non-Jew?

The following applies only if the product and all its ingredients are 100% kosher, and the utensil in which it was cooked/baked was kosher.Ideally Kosher...

Why are we not supposed to cook less than three eggs at a time?

An egg with a blood-spot is not kosher. If non-kosher food is cooked in a pot, the pot and all its contents also become non-kosher. If, however, the...

If bees aren't kosher, why is their honey kosher?

Honey consists of (kosher) nectar which the bees regurgitate into the honeycombs. This is different than, for example, milk from a non-kosher animal...

Are hybrid fruits kosher?

I assume that your doubt stems from the fact that we mustn't plant together assorted species. True, the Torah prohibits grafting different species.1...

Does Judaism have an opinion on bugs?

A. Yes. Ants teach us to be industrious, bees teach us to be productive, and caterpillars teach us that we can change. The giant forest of a bug’s...