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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. Which of the following animals is not kosher?


Question 2. What is the kashering method used for most foodware?


Question 3. The biblical prohibition of cooking a baby goat in its own mother's milk is the basis for what law?
 The prohibition of eating baby goats
 The requirement to wait three hours in between eating milk and meat
 The complete separation of all milk and meat products
 The prohibition of drinking milk from goats


Question 4. True or false: To ensure that meat and milk are not eaten together in any way, it is customary to wait a certain amount of time after a meat meal, before eating dairy.


Question 5. Which book of the Torah contains a list of the animals that are permissible for consumption and the animals that are not?


Question 6. What does terefah mean?


Question 7. Why did 20,000 Lower East Side women boycott kosher meat in 1920?
 Because of the jump in prices of kosher meat
 Because they found blood in their meat
 Because they discovered that animals had not be slaughtered properly
 To protest the beef monopoly