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Kosher food

Food prepared according to orthodox Jewish dietary laws. The word "kosher" means fit. The laws of kashrut, therefore, involve the fitness of food for the Jewish table.

Animals and poultry killed under Kosher law must be despatched with one clean slash to the throat by the shochet (religious slaughterer), if his knife binds or sticks, even for a second, the animal is no longer kosher and can"t be stamped with the seal of the rabbinical supervisor (mashgiach). This killing must be done without the aid of a stun gun. The process is called "Shechita". See 'Jewish Dietary Laws'

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