kosher

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Ethnic nutrition Referring to foods prepared in accordance with Jewish dietary law
Vox populi Kosher entered mainstream English in the mid-1920s, as a synonym for correct, genuine, or legitimate
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ko·sher

(kō'shĕr)
Denotes a diet that follows the dietary laws required in observant Jews; it interdicts consumption of some food altogether and requires that dairy and meat items be consumed at different times and on different dishes. Kosher butchers prepare meats and poultry according to hygiene precepts more stringent than those observed by nonkosher butchers.
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kosher

A rabbinic term derived from the Hebrew word for proper or fit and most commonly applied to the food authorized for orthodox Jews. Kosher foods include the meat of cattle, sheep, goats, chickens and fish with scales and fins. Animals must be killed in accordance with prescribed rules and carcasses inspected for disease. Meat must be immediately broiled or salted. Such observances are of significant hygienic value.
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All Jews in Europe kept kosher until the 19th century, when they were emancipated and moved to the big cities--and many stopped keeping kosher.
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Observant East European Jews did not go out to restaurants because they did not know if the restaurant owners who claimed they kept kosher really kept kosher.