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Question 6.5:
Do I need to have a kosher kitchen and kosher home to keep kosher?


No, all you have to do is avoid non-kosher food. Preparing kosher food in a non-kosher kitchen is possible (this arises when visiting or living with relatives who don't keep kosher) but it is much more difficult than preparing kosher food in a kosher kitchen.

The practice of keeping kosher in the home, but eating non-kosher food outside the home is certainly better than eating non-kosher food all the time, but the kosher laws deal with what to eat, not where to eat it.

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