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Nov 23 2014, Kislev 1, 5775
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GOING KOSHER

Going Kosher

ספר כשרון המעשה על הלכות כשרות הבית למעשה Going Kosher An easy, user friendly guide to keeping kosher  By Rabbi Amiram Markel Kosher Certification of America   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF “GOING KOSHER”   Part I. Why Go Kosher?   1) Testimonies, Statutes and Judgments. 2) Divine Universal Standards. –   Part … Read more

Going Kosher – Why Go Kosher? – Chapter 1

By: Rabbi Amiram Markel Testimonies, Statutes and Judgments Besides narrative, the Torah is also comprised of 613 commandments (mitzvoth). There are several ways these mitzvoth may be categorized. The most fundamental is that there are 248 positive commandments[1] and 365 negative commandments.[2] In other words, there are 248 do’s and 365 don’ts. For the most … Read more

Going Kosher – Koshering the Kitchen – Chapter 5

By: Rabbi Amiram Markel Methods of Koshering In the previous chapter we explained which substances and utensils may be koshered. We will now address the various methods of koshering and which items need which form of koshering. There are several different methods by which utensils may be koshered: When koshering utensils, the general, overarching principle … Read more

Going Kosher – Immersing Vessels in a Mikvah – Chapter 6

By: Rabbi Amiram Markel   Immersing vessels in Mikvah 1) Vessels or utensils manufactured, purchased or received from non-Jews[1], which come in contact[2] with food[3] during preparation, cooking or eating[4], require immersion in a ritual pool, called a mikvah.[5] This brings them from a state of impurity into the domain of the holy[6] similar to … Read more