Jewish Dietary Laws

Isaac Madigan C2/C4

Dietary Laws

More religious Jewish people follow a kosher diet. A kosher diet means the consumption of blood and the mixture, in the kitchen or the table, of dairy foods and meat dishes is prohibited. Typical edible animals for them are domestic, have a vegetarian diet, and are not affected by any disease or physiological defect. Meals at all jewish festivals always have the sanctioned bread, challah. Another typical festive dish is gefilte fish. During the holiday of passover, the Jews are only allowed to eat unleavened bread, called matzo in Hebrew. During hanukkah a traditional food is latkes, or fried potato pancakes.

Passover Menu



Matzo Ball Soup

Gefilte Fish

Main Course

Mediterranean Style Brisket

Roasted Asparagus



Flour-less Chocolate-Almond Cake


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