Talk:Kashrut

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Substitutes?[edit]

I do not think we have an article on Halal food yet, & I'm not in either group so I may have this wrong, but my understanding is that Islamic dietary laws are close to the Jewish ones. I remember a Jewish friend in Canada in the 70s complaining that her Kosher butcher was getting overrun with Arab immigrants. (Not ethnic or political prejudice, just frustration that there were queues and things were sometimes sold out.)

Should this article mention that? In an area where kosher food is hard to find, is halal a reasonable substitute? In Islamic countries would it be more understandable, perhaps even safer in some, to ask for halal?

What about Vegetarian and vegan food? Is all of that kosher? Should this article link there? Pashley (talk) 15:04, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Muslims usually but not always consider kosher food (exclusive of alcohol) to be ipso facto halal. The correspondence between kosher and halal food for kosher-observant Jews is more complicated, as there are many halal foods (notably, shellfish) which are treyf (not kosher), and there is no restriction on mixing milk and meat products under Islamic, as opposed to Jewish dietary laws. Depending on their level of observance, some observant Jews may consider halal food fine to eat, but this is far from universal. Similarly, though strictly vegetarian food obviously cannot have any meat in it, unless it is certified kosher by a rabbi, many kosher-observant Jews will not consider it kosher. We could certainly link articles on vegetarian and halal food here, but we should avoid seeming to give any guidance on matters of Jewish (or Islamic) law. Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:30, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

We need a new page banner[edit]

Option 1 (current banner)
Option 2 (kosher falafel in Paris)
Option 3 (El Al inflight meal)
Option 4 (packaging of a kosher inflight meal)
Option 5 (kosher restaurant sign in San Francisco)
Option 6 (a different part of the restaurant sign, which if I'm not mistaken says "kosher" in Hebrew)

Pictures on Wikivoyage should, in general, not display specific trademarks, unless they are iconic to a destination. Especially not banners. How can we find a new banner? /Yvwv (talk) 00:58, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Here are some options. Most of them are text-based, but we could probably find more food-based ones if desired. What do you think? —Granger (talk · contribs) 04:13, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
Great work! Any of those would be less bad than a big McDonald's logo. I would prefer option 3. /Yvwv (talk) 04:19, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
The last one says "bosher kosher" (kosher meat) in Hebrew. That's the one I'd go with. Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:15, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
I switched to the "bosher kosher" one for now. If a clearer consensus develops, we can always change it to a different one. —Granger (talk · contribs) 02:50, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
User:ויקיג'אנקי, would the Hebrew Wikivoyage be interested in one of these banners for the article on kashrut? I made the banners with the English LTR format in mind, but I'm pinging you just in case. —Granger (talk · contribs) 02:54, 13 September 2017 (UTC)