Kashrut/Dietary Laws QuizThe 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. What did Maimonides believe was the purpose of the strictures of kashrut?
To curb our appetites
To bring us closer to God
To put us in the Book of Life
To make sure animal species do not become endangered
Question 2. What is NOT a requirement that animals must have in order to be considered kosher?
They must be herbivores
They must chew their cud
They must have a cloven hoof
They must have fur
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. Which of these animals has one attribute of being kosher, but not both?
Question 5. Which of these terms describes food that is neither meat nor dairy?
Question 6. What is the kashering method used for most foodware?
Question 7. In order to be considered kosher, what do fish have to have?
A & B
A & C