Kosher Terms

Basar VeChalav:

Combined meat and milk (prohibited by kosher law)

Ben Yomo:

A utensil that has been used for cooking within the past 24 hours for either milk or meat

Bishul:

Cooking using heat, such as frying, baking, boiling

Bishul Akum:

Food that is cooked by a non-Jew (see Gevinas Akum)

Challah:

The traditional bread loaves used during Shabbos and holiday meals

Cholov Yisroel:

Milking a kosher animal under the supervision of a Jew

Chometz:

Leavened grain that is forbidden on Passover

Erev:

The day before

Erev Shabbos:

The day before the Sabbath

Fleishig:

Meat and poultry products and anything used in their preparation, such as dishes and utensils

Gebrokts:

Matzo that came in contact with water after it was fully baked

Gevinas Akum:

Cheese that is produced by a non-Jew

Glatt Kosher:

Kosher animals that do not have certain internal blemishes

Halacha:

Jewish Law

Kashruth, Kashrut, Kashrus:

The body of Jewish dietary laws

Kasher:

To make kosher

Milchig:

Dairy products and anything used in their preparation, such as dishes and utensils

Non-kosher:

Not complying with dietary principles

Pareve:

Food that is neither meat or dairy

Pesach:

Passover

Simkha or simcha:

A celebration or happy occasion

Treif or taref:

Not kosher