Animals & Birds

Blood Meal Fertilizer – Is it permissible to use blood meal fertilizer on crops? Does the prohibition against consuming blood include deriving benefit from it, or is it limited to consumption as food? More »
Checking Eggs for Blood Spots – What is the issue with checking eggs for blood spots? If I buy a package of eggs which is certified kosher, is this necessary? More »
Consuming Blood – I was wondering about the Blood Libels that have plagued the Jewish people over the centuries. We’ve been accused of killing non-Jewish children to drink their blood. I have trouble understanding this, as I always thought that the Torah forbids… More »
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Fish

Buying Fish – I am a frequent traveler and sometimes I find myself in a motel with a kitchenette. Am I able to go to the local fish store and purchase kosher fish? More »
Cooking Meat and Fish Together – Are we allowed to cook meat and fish together in the same over at the same time? More »
Is Eel Kosher? – Eel seems not be be accepted as kosher, and I’m wondering why, for example the species unagi. As far as I can see, it has fins and scales, though both are small. More »
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Insects

Grasshoppers – One of my co-workers brought a box of chocolate-covered grasshoppers to the office. Many people tried them, but since I keep kosher I begged off, saying that I was grossed out. Did I do the right thing? More »
Honey – Since honey is produced by bees, and bees are not a kosher species, how can honey be kosher? More »

Milk & Meat

Avraham Serving the Angels – In Genesis 18:8, three angels appear to Abraham. It says that Abraham served them milk and a calf. I realize that the laws of kashrut prohibiting mixtures of milk and meat were not given until 500 years later, but wouldn't… More »
Chicken and Cheese – Do you know why Jewish law came to add fowl to the "no meat and milk" law? Fowl do not have mammary glands so do not produce milk – why were they added to mammalian meat restrictions with milk? Also,… More »
Children Waiting Between Meat & Milk – My son is nearly three years old. After eating meat, he wants to have his nighttime hot chocolate. How should I handle this matter? Is it forbidden for him? More »
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Vessels

China Dishes, Porcelain – We inherited a beautiful set of china from my in-laws, who did not keep kosher. They haven’t been used for at least 20 years. I would like to give them to my married daughter. Is there a way they can… More »
Heating up Food in a Non-Kosher Oven – Is there a way I can use the toaster oven at work to heat up food? More »
Hotel Room Coffee Machine – I am staying in a hotel for a few days and it has a Keurig coffee machine. Can I use it (with a kosher K-Cup pod) or is there a concern of it not being kosher? More »
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Certification & Symbols

Is Coca Cola Kosher? – I've noticed religious Jews buying Coke at my local supermarket, but I don’t understand how it can be kosher if the formula is a big secret. Also, it doesn't say "kosher" anywhere on the label. More »
Kosher Symbols – When I was growing up, most kosher products had the symbol O-U. But now there seems to be everything – Texas-K, California-K, Minnesota-K. How do I know what kosher supervision is considered reliable? More »

Misc.

Degrees of Non-Kosher – Are there degrees of non-kosher food? Meaning, if I'm going to cook a vegi omelet in a non-kosher pan (let's say that was previously used for pork), does it make no difference if I just go ahead and cook a… More »
Eating in Non-Kosher Restaurant – I would like to keep kosher but am concerned about how to sustain social interaction with friends and business associates who do not. There aren't too many kosher restaurants where we could meet. Is there anything I would be able… More »
Glatt Kosher Meaning, “Treif” – I often see foods and establishments advertised as “glatt kosher.” I know what kosher is, but what is glatt kosher? More »
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