What is the difference between regular food and kosher food?
The main difference between kosher and non-kosher meats is the way in which animals are slaughtered. For food to be kosher, animals have to be killed individually by a specially trained Jew known as a shochet. Another trained expert then inspects the carcasses for signs of disease.
What are the three basic rules of eating kosher foods?
- Land animals must have cloven (split) hooves and must chew the cud, meaning that they must eat grass.
- Seafood must have fins and scales.
- It is forbidden to eat birds of prey.
- Meat and dairy cannot be eaten together, as it says in the Torah : do not boil a kid in its mother’s milk (Exodus 23:19) .
Are eggs kosher?
Eggs that come from kosher fowl or fish are permitted as long as they don’t have any traces of blood in them. This means that each egg must be inspected individually. Like fish, eggs may be eaten alongside meat or dairy.