keep kosher

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1. Judaism
a. Conforming to dietary laws; ritually pure: kosher meat.
b. Observing dietary laws: a kosher household.
c. Selling or serving food prepared in accordance with dietary laws: a kosher restaurant.
2. Informal Legitimate; permissible: Is it kosher to wear jeans in the office?
tr.v. ko·shered, ko·sher·ing, ko·shers
To make proper or ritually pure.
keep kosher
To observe Jewish dietary laws.

[Yiddish kosher, from Ashkenazi Hebrew kóšer, from Hebrew kāšēr, fitting, proper, from kāšēr, to be fitting, to succeed; see kṯr in Semitic roots.]
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(1.) See especially Lise Stern, How to Keep Kosher: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Jewish Dietary Laws, William Morrow (HarperCollins), 2004, but several other texts offer historical, halakhic, and practical perspectives, that is, David C.