A resident of Los Angeles, Yaacov Ginsburg supervises commercial kitchens throughout the United States and Mexico in order to ensure adherence to kosher dietary laws. With duties that include inspection of storage and preparation tools, Yaacov Ginsburg’s efforts allow observant Jews to receive meals that comply with the rules of their religion.
Kosher foods denote those products that are considered kashrut, or proper, for Jews to eat. These ancient dietary rules apply to almost every category of food, and they dictate how certain items may be eaten, with what utensils, and in which combinations. Moreover, the term kosher also applies to rituals in which such products are made fit to eat.
Jewish dietary laws stem from the dictates of the Torah and serve as a constant reminder of the significance of obeying daily and ongoing rules for a holy life. Observing kosher law proves fairly simple if one purchases certified kosher products, buys meat from a kosher butcher, and keeps dairy and meat products separated at all times. In order to safeguard the sanctity of kosher foods, cooks use different utensils, pots, and other kitchen equipment for kashrut products than for non-kosher items. In many commercial kitchens, kosher supervision by a mashgiach confirms that all dietary laws have been followed.