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No. The Rabbinical certification of food to make it kosher, involves the ascertaining

that the food has no ingredients or processes forbidden by Jewish law.


To address a few widespread misconceptions on this subject:

-- Nothing that anybody can do or say, including a rabbi, can make non-kosher food kosher.

-- An edible item or preparation is inherently, in and of itself, either kosher or not. It's

often obvious, but just as often, it's not obvious, because the laws that distinguish

one status from the other are complex. In those cases, an individual educated and

trained in the law, and familiar with it, can express an opinion. Note that his opinion

is not what makes it kosher, and it's quite common that some people accept his

opinion while others don't.

-- When the food comes from the supermarket shelf, and not straight off the farm

in full view of the consumer, there is the question of how it was prepared, and

what it came in contact with during processing, cooking, and packaging ... simply

because there were many steps in there that the consumer didn't see. That's

the reason for the organizations that monitor the process, from the farm to the

packaged product, and allow their mark or icon to be printed on the package,

certifying that the product is kosher to the level of the standards of that particular

orgaization. Again, for each organization, there are kosher consumers who accept

the standards of that particular one, and others who don't.

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Does a rabbi has to say something from the Torah to make food kosher?

No, a rabbi doesn't have to be involved in the preparation of kosher food whatsoever. What makes food kosher is that the ingredients are kosher and the preparation follows the rules of kashrut.

What does a rabbi eat?

A Rabbi eats kosher food.

What is the exact amount of salt that a Rabbi can bless in the making of Kosher salt?

Whether or not a food of any kind is kosher has nothing to do with being blessed by a Rabbi. By default, all salt is kosher unless something is added to it to render it not kosher, additives that are non-kosher are usually flavourings.

Why is something kosher?

Because the rules of food preparation (kashrut) as originated in the Torah were followed.

Why is kosher food kosher?

The word kosher means 'fit'. When used in reference to food, it means that the food in question was prepared following the laws of kashrut. Contrary to what many people believe, this does not involve a Rabbi blessing the food. The reason for having kosher food is because that is a part of the guidelines provided to Jews in the Torah as to how we can live life in a righteous manner.

How does food become Kosher?

For food to be kosher, it must be made with kosher ingredients. There is no other way. There is a common misconception that the rabbi "blesses the food," but that is not true!

Can a Rabbi make food kosher?

No. In order for food to be kosher it must be prepared according to the laws of kashrut. If food is not prepared following these laws, there is no way to make it kosher.

What is the difference between kosher and non-kosher?

Kosher food have been produced under the supervision or a Jewish Rabbi, whereas non kosher foods have not. _________ Correction: Kosher food does not require a Rabbi's involvement. When talking about commercially prepared food, the kitchen has to be supervised by a 'mashgiach'. Any orthodox Jew can be a mashgiach. Kosher food is prepared with kosher ingredients following the laws of kashrut.

How do you prepare kosher food?

Talk to an Orthodox rabbi for proper guidance.

What Torah defines ritually acceptable foods as?

Kosher food. Kosher animal species are called Tahor (ritually pure) in the Torah.

Is lobster kosher food?

Lobster is not considered kosher. It is unable to be blessed by a Jewish rabbi. Only sea creatures with fins and scales can be kosher.

What is better for you kosher salt or table salt?

They're both salt but Kosher salt has been blessed by a rabbi. There is n nutrional difference but on a religious standpoint kosher salt is better for you. Answer: By default, salt is kosher unless something is added to it to make it not kosher - usually flavourings. Food is not 'blessed by a Rabbi' to make it kosher, that is a myth. Salt labeled 'kosher salt' is identical to table salt, there is no difference nutritionally. You want to use sea salt if you're looking for something that has less sodium - sea salt is also kosher.

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