Also found in: Wikipedia.


also kash·ruth  (käsh′rəth, -rəs, käsh-ro͞ot′)
1. The state of being kosher.
2. The body of Jewish dietary law.

[Mishnaic Hebrew kašrût, from kāšēr, fitting; see kosher.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(kaʃˈruːt) or


1. (Judaism) the condition of being fit for ritual use in general
2. (Judaism) the system of dietary laws which require ritual slaughter, the removal of excess blood from meat, and the complete separation of milk and meat, and prohibit such foods as pork and shellfish
[literally: appropriateness, fitness]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


or kash•rut

(kɑʃˈrut, ˈkɑʃ rut)

1. the Jewish dietary laws.
2. fitness for use with respect to Jewish law.
[1905–10; < Hebrew]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
951, 956 n.43 (1997) (alteration in original) (quoting RABBI YACOV LIPSCHUTZ, KASHRUTH: A COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND AND REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE PRINCIPLES OF KASHRUTH 15 (1988)) ("[T]he consumption of forbidden foods defiles the holy spirit, and its sanctity is injured.
(57) A later chaplains' report commented that "it would be worthwhile to study a plan whereby the values of Kashruth can be preserved ...
Glazer also wrote for local newspapers (Jewish Times, Jewish World, Keneder Adler, and Der Veg), edited a prayer book, authored the Guide of Judaism, gave public lectures at the Young Men's Hebrew Association as well as at Jewish mutual benefit societies, and promoted, defended, and supervised meat slaughtering in accordance with Kashruth or religious dietary laws.
Leibman introduces here categories of discussion which have been largely missing from scholarly work until now--from mystical influence on the structure of synagogue buildings to deeper insights into the practices of ritual immersion and kashruth as they might have been lived in early modern times.
Certification was performed under the rabbinical supervision of Rabbi Jacob Traub, chairman of the Kashruth Division of the Orthodox Rabinnical Council of San Francisco.
Contidas na Halacha estao diversas normas, que tem como intuito descrever o que seria a alimentacao adequada de um judeu, compondo assim o Kashruth. De modo bastante abrangente, define-se como alimento Kosher aquele que e apropriado a um judeu, garantindo sua saude fisica e espiritual.
Kashrut (variably transliterated kashruth and kashrus) refers to the Jewish dietary laws, given expression in Torah as well as centuries of halakhic-legal discourse.
Cookbooks published in Britain along ethnic lines also aim, however, at teaching members of ethnic minorities how to cook their own food, as indicated especially by the Jewish cookbook in Britain, which partly aims at the perpetuation of food according to the laws of kashruth and the consumption of festival food.
The couple now lives active lives in the Jewish community, Pawel is studying to work in kosher slaughterhouse and Ola works as a kashruth supervisor.
Although I can not speak for all, I believe that kindness and courtesy are more important than kashruth. I believe that caring for human needs is more important than being frum.
a staff of "over 1,000 rabbinic coordinators, kashruth supervisors,