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Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food

Roger Horowitz


Kosher USA follows the fascinating journey of kosher food through the modern industrial food system. It recounts how iconic products such as Coca-Cola and Jell-O tried to become kosher; the contentious debates among rabbis over the incorporation of modern science into Jewish law; how Manischewitz wine became the first kosher product to win over non-Jewish consumers (principally African Americans); the techniques used by Orthodox rabbinical organizations to embed kosher requirements into food manufacturing; and the difficulties encountered by kosher meat and other kosher foods that fell outside ... More

Keywords: Food, Kosher, Jewish Law, Rabbis, Coca-Cola

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231158329
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231158329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Horowitz, author