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Kashrut (also kashruth or kashrus, Template:Hebrew) is the set of Jewish dietary laws. Food that may be consumed according to halakha (Jewish law) is termed kosher in English, from the Ashkenazi pronunciation of the Hebrew term kashér (Template:Hebrew), meaning "fit" (in this context, fit for consumption). Food that is not in accordance with Jewish law is called treif (Template:Lang-yi or treyf, derived from Hebrew Template:Hebrew trēfáh). Kosher can also refer to anything that is fit for use or correct according to halakha, such as a hanukiyah (candelabra for Hannukah), or a sukkah (a Sukkot booth). The word kosher has become English vernacular, a colloquialism meaning proper, legitimate, genuine, fair, or acceptable.

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