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Kashrut/Dietary Laws Quiz

The rules of kashrut dictate which animals can be eaten, how to slaughter animals, and how to separate meat and dairy. How much do you know about the details of and reasons behind kashrut?



Question 1. According to the Talmud, which type of person should not eat meat?
 A woman
 An am ha'aretz, an ordinary person
 Children below bar mitzvah age
 A tzadik, or holy person
 None of the above.

 

Question 2. Glatt (as in "glatt kosher") is a Yiddish term meaning what?
 Smooth
 Hard
 Soft
 Torn

 

Question 3. Which type of fish is NOT kosher?
 Blackfish
 Albacore
 Sea Bass
 Catfish

 

Question 4. Who were the first people in the Bible to eat meat?
 Adam and Eve
 Cain and Abel
 Noah and his family
 Moses and the desert-bound Children of Israel
 None of the above.

 

Question 5. What is the name of the symbol that certifies products as kosher?
 Halakhah
 Hekhsher
 Kasher
 Mehadrin

 

Question 6. True or false: Both mammals and birds have to be slaughtered in a certain way in order to be kosher.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. What is the Hebrew word for a kosher symbol on a package of food?
 A heksher
 A kasher
 A mashgiach
 A knuffle
 A baal hayyim