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Have a joyful Rosh Hashanah and Passover with the tips in these videos.
You Will Need
- Two sets of utensils, pots, pans, and plates
- Two kitchen sinks
Eat permitted meats
Eat only mammals that chew their cud and are cloven-hoofed. Accepted meats include beef, venison, goat, and lamb or mutton.
Eat permitted poultry
Among poultry, chicken, turkey, duck, and goose are permitted.
Refrain from eating all shellfish
Refrain from eating all shellfish, such as clams, mussels, shrimp, lobster, oysters, and crabs.
Eat fish w/ fins & scales
Eat only fish with fins and scales.
Look for kosher certification
Meat and poultry must be slaughtered in the prescribed manner. Look for kosher certification at your butcher or supermarket.
Cook meat & dairy separately
Cook meat and dairy using separate utensils and pots.
Eat meat & dairy separately
Do not eat meat with any dairy products. Use separate plates for the two foods.
Wait 6 hours between eating meat & dairy
In general wait 6 hours after eating meat to consume any dairy products.
Buy kosher eggs & milk
Buy eggs from kosher birds and milk from kosher mammals.
Check fruit for worms or bugs
All fruits and vegetables are kosher, but make sure there are no worms or bugs in or on them.
Designate one sink for meat & one for dairy
If possible, designate one sink for meat and the other for dairy.
If using one sink ...
If using one sink, wash utensils, pans, and plates in separate dishpans and dry dishes on separate racks. Do not let the utensils, pots, plates, or racks touch the sink. Do not soak dishes or pots directly in a sink used for both meat and dairy.
Make sure grape products are kosher
Wine and other grape products, like grape jelly, must be kosher.