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hechsher

or hekh·sher

[ Sephardic Hebrew hekh-sher; Ashkenazic Hebrew hekh-shuhr; English hek-sher ]

noun

, Hebrew.
, plural hech·she·rim [he, kh, -she-, reem, he, kh, -, shey, -, r, im], English hech·shers.
  1. rabbinical approval of meats and other foods that comply with the ritual requirements of Jewish dietary laws, usually issued in the form of an endorsing mark or stamp on the products so approved.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hechsher1

Hebrew hekhshēr

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