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Framework of rules and actions that ensures the ritual purity of food. As part of Halakhah, the dietary laws originally served as a sign of belonging to the Jewish community. In the era of emancipation they were increasingly called into question because they hampered social contact. From the end of the 18th century, questions about the origin and meaning of the kashrut, increasingly the subject of modern scientific interpre…

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Lavi, Shai, “Kashrut”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0398>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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