What is Kosher?

The word kosher refers to that which G-d has said is meant for food (from animals). Many people today question the validity of these dietary guidelines, but we who love the Torah understand it to be our Creator's loving instructions for us. Would not a Creator know what's best for His creation?

Leviticus 11 outlines simple markers we can follow, provided we know enough about the animal in question.
Here's a simplified overview: