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Blau, Esther and Tzirrel Deitsch. Body and Soul: A Handbook for Kosher Living. Bloch Publishing Co. 1997. AISN/ISBN: 0826602398.

Short introduction to kosher basics.

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Blau, Esther, Tzirrel Deitsch, and Cherna Light. Spice and Spirit: Complete Kosher Jewish Cookbook. Lubavitch Women's Cookbook Publishing. 1997. AISN/ISBN: 082660238X.

Contains detailed information about the laws of kashrut and holidays from the Lubavitch point of view and thus follows Lubavitch customs regarding Kashrut;for non-Lubavitch, use in conjunction with other Kashrut references. Lots of traditional recipes that tend not to fail, if followed. Good section on Passover baking.

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Dresner, Samuel H. and Seymour Siegel. The Jewish Dietary Laws. United Synagogue Book Service. 1980. AISN/ISBN: 0838121055.

The book presents liberal positions on ingredients, wine, cheese, gelatin, swordfish. Among Conservative rabbis, the book reflects more lenient views.

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Forst, Binyomin. The Laws Of Kashrus. Artscroll Mesorah. 1999. AISN/ISBN: 0899061036.

A comprehensive exposition of the underlying concepts of kashrut and their application.

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Lipschutz, Yacov. Kashruth: A Comprehensive Background and Reference Guide to the Principles of Kashruth (The Artscrol. Mesorah Publications Ltd. 1988. AISN/ISBN: 0899065589.

Guide to b background and principles of Kashut. Lists problematic items in food production.

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Rosenberg, Ehud. Meat and Dairy, An Illustrated Guide for the Kosher Kitchen. Mesorah. 1991. AISN/ISBN: 0899068987.

Uses pictures to teach about kashrut.

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Wagschal, Shaul. The Practical Guide to Kashruth. Philipp Feldheim. 2000. AISN/ISBN: 0873065611.

Rabbi Wagschal shows how broad a field of study kashruth is while making all the aspects easy to understand. He begins the book with a general overview of the principles of kosher foods, then gradually moves into more and more details about the particular area of kashruth he is discussing. In this way, you are free to stop reading as soon as you've gleaned enough information about a specific part of the kosher rules without having to read a lot of other things you may not be interested in. Of particular value is the comprehensive list of the blessings to be recited before eating various foods, contained in an easy-to-use table at the back of his book. The list of regulations concerning the details of food preparation can be most helpful as well.

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Welfeld, Irving. Why Kosher: An Anthology of Answers. Jason Aronson. 1996. AISN/ISBN: 1568216068.

Offers a variety of opinions on the subject from some of Judiasm's greatest thinkers. The sources explored come from ancient Egypt and the internet. Among the comments expressed are those of Maimoides, Nehama Leibowitz, Cynthia Ozick, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Dennis Prager, Abraham Joshua Heschel and Adin Steinsaltz.





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