what do jewish people eat??? what is an isreali diet??

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  • 4 weeks ago

    The word kosher is usually translated as "proper". Certain foods, notably pork and shellfish, are forbidden; meat and dairy may not be combined and meat must be ritually slaughtered and salted to remove all traces of blood. Observant Jews will eat only meat or poultry that is certified kosher.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Well they do like matzzah:

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  • 1 month ago

    Middle Eastern food very unhealthy too many spices 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    We eat food like anyone else.

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  • Mintee
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    mcDonalds like anyone else.. people are people. they will have their likes and dislikes like any other human on earth

  • TNO
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    1 month ago

    For starters, "what do Jewish people eat" and "what is an Israeli diet" are two completely different questions. There is a relation - most Israelis are Jews and ~40% of worldwide Jewry is Israeli - but one has to recognize that many Jews outside of Israel do not conform to an Israeli diet and as such their diets can vary widely. The diets of an American Jew and an Israeli one often do not resemble each other, though with our increasingly international societies there is more overlap now than ever.

    One thing to note is that there are dietary laws in Judaism. This is less a dictate of what Jews must eat but a set of rules limiting what they cannot. Some things are absolute, like shellfish and pork; however, a lot of it is conditional. Milk and most meats are fine as long as they're not mixed in the same meal; and, with the meat, it's fine if it's prepared along Kosher guidelines but without those steps it's not considered Kosher. In Israel, Kosher foods are easy to come across whereas it may require some effort in other places. Not all Jews are religious enough to follow Kosher laws, though official gatherings of Jews should have Kosher food (unless they're Reform, then it may not be as they don't uphold that standard so strictly).

    Basically, with Jews: They'll eat whatever the surrounding populace eats. As long as it's Kosher and they follow those laws, they shouldn't have any problem. There are always foods specific to the Jewish community (usually specialty items related to holidays), but those are consumed in addition to what other people eat rather than something completely separate. 

    With Israelis, they've adopted a mostly Mediterranean cuisine...if their families were used to something else. Hummus and falafel are staples in the general Israeli cuisine, which isn't surprising given the general area. A lot of olive oil is used in Israeli cooking as well. Israel also has a surprisingly huge per capita density of vegans as well, so a lot of vegetables are common in Israeli dishes even if they don't stick to that diet themselves. However, Israelis also eat a lot of meat as well, it's easy to find stalls and shops that sell Shwarma (meat rotating on a stick). Israeli has a very international populace, given that a lot of Jews brought with them their cuisine of their former nations, so you can honestly find all sorts of things in the nation. Interestingly enough, outside of Japan and New York City no where else in the world has as many sushi restaurants per capita as Tel Aviv does. 

  • BMCR
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Since Jews live all over the world, "what Jews eat" will vary by the countries they live in.

    Thus, if a Jew lives in Canada or the USA, their diet will be more or less the same as a typical Canadian or American. If a Jew keeps kosher, then it will still be the same, with the added restrictions of kosher food.

    In addition, there are several traditional foods that Jews eat as well which also may vary depending on where they come from.

    For example, there is a stew eaten for Shabbos (Sabbath) called cholent.

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholent

    Quote: There are many variations of the dish, which is standard in both the Ashkenazi and Sephardi kitchens.

    • BMCR
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Illiteracy, poor comprehension skills, cognitive dissonance, or just plain deception. One of those 4 things explains why YOU took what I said and claimed it was the opposite.
      All within the "discussion" of what food Israelis eat... so trivial too.

  • 1 month ago

    Have you tried googling either?

  • 1 month ago

    Depends on how committed they are to being kosher.  I have numerous Jewish friends who eat whatever they want, including shellfish and pork. Generally speaking a kosher diet prohibits eating pork, shellfish, land animals with scales (reptiles) and birds of prey.  

  • 1 month ago

    the same kinds of foods everyone else does

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