The Houston Kashruth Association and The Bell Tower on 34th

The Bell Tower on 34th is pleased to announce it's partnership with the Houston Kashruth Association in order to better serve our client's Kosher needs. The Houston Kashruth Association is a non-profit organization offering kosher supervision and certification (kosher approval for products) around the world throughout the year, including Passover supervision. Based in Houston, Texas, the Houston Kashruth Association has provided quality kosher supervision to food establishments and manufacturers for more than 35 years.

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What does kosher mean?

Kosher does not mean food blessed by a rabbi. The word kosher means fit or proper. The laws for kosher food originated in the Bible. Kosher food is prepared in accordance with the Biblical laws and additional interpretations and decisions by post-Biblical Rabbis. Kashruth is the term used to refer to the observance of the Jewish dietary laws. One key feature of kashruth is the prohibition against the combination of meat and dairy foods that is stated in the Bible.

The prohibition includes not eating any meat or dairy foods or their derivatives together, and not cooking any meat or dairy food together. Cooking refers to baking, frying, roasting, preparing, and so forth. The separation of meat and dairy foods in eating and cooking requires a complete separation of meat and dairy dishes, pots, silverware, utensils, dish sponges, dish towels, tablecloths, dishwashers, and small appliances in the kosher kitchen.

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