from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Judaism Conforming to dietary laws; ritually pure: kosher meat.
- adj. Judaism Selling or serving food prepared in accordance with dietary laws: a kosher restaurant.
- adj. Slang Legitimate; permissible: "consolidating noneditorial functions of the papers, which is kosher” ( Christian Science Monitor).
- adj. Slang Genuine; authentic.
- transitive v. To make proper or ritually pure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Prepared in accordance with Jewish religious practices.
- adj. In accordance with standards or usual practice.
- v. to make kosher.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Ceremonially clean, according to Jewish law; -- applied to food, esp. to meat of animals slaughtered according to the requirements of Jewish law. Opposed to
tref. For food to be officially kosher, it must be certified fit to eat by a Rabbi, according to Jewish ritual law.
- adj. Proper; seemly; appropriate; legitimate.
- adj. Genuine.
- n. Kosher food; also, a kosher shop.
- n. the practise of adherence to the Jewish ritual law; used mostly in the phrase keep kosher, v. i..
- transitive v. To prepare in conformity with the requirements of the Jewish law, as meat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pure; clean; lawful; conforming to the requirements of the Talmud: used by Hebrews: as, kosher bread, kosher meat, etc.: opposed to tref.
- To make ‘kosher,’ or ceremonially correct.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. conforming to dietary laws
- adj. proper or legitimate
- n. food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law
FaceGlat's name is a mashup of Facebook and glatt, the term for kosher meat considered to be a higher standard of kosher because of the source animal's smooth lungs.
Rabbi Howard Silverman of Beth Messiah Congregation in Gahanna, a Messianic congregation, acknowledges that although keeping kosher is an important tradition, it is not a law for Messianic Jews.
This new, more cosmopolitan look to kosher is due in part to the growing affluence and influence of American Jews, says Deborah Dash Moore, a historian and director of the University of Michigan's Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.
One contributor to the programme says: “Is it any coincidence that some individuals made millions selling shares in kosher lamb that very day?”
Sigma Aldrich sells it, in kosher form, for forty-two dollars per kilogram.
In 2006, he joined with Jewish leaders to push successfully for a Virginia state law that made it illegal to falsely label kosher and halal foods.
The problem for those of us with lactose intolerance, or dairy allergies, or vegans, or those keeping kosher, is that the FDA has no jurisdiction over wine or beer labeling.
But they are probably the biggest name in kosher foods.
There are other cases in kosher law where an impurity of one part in sixty is permitted.
Maggie Glezer, the author of the comprehensive Artisan Baking Across America, recently published A Blessing of Bread, with two dozen recipes for challah, and instructions for making matzoh — though you'd have to be very flexible in personal observance to call it kosher for Passover.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.