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Flave is certified to provide Kosher food and service. To this end all its ingredients, products and their processes are scrutinised to validate their Kosher status.
Kosher prohibits various species of animals, fish and birds. Animals and birds require a special method of slaughter.
Combining meat and dairy products is forbidden.
Foods such as leafy vegetables must be carefully inspected to verify they are free of insects.
Wines require Kosher oversight throughout their production and various foods require some degree of Kosher participation in their manufacture.
FLAVE - Kosher
Across all cultures, food is associated with and conveys friendship, camaraderie, peace, joy, celebration and community.
The importance and power of food in Jewish tradition is encapsulated in the following: there is but one blessing G-d instructs us to utter, which is surprising, as we make many blessings every day, throughout the day as per our sages’ instruction - at least 100 blessings every day of our lives; more than 36,000 every year.
Yet the one and only blessing we utter to G-d, at G-d’s direct request is, “You shall eat and be satisfied and bless your G-d” [Deut 8:10] Indeed all utterances we are commanded to make directly to G-d, are food-centric; the declaration when bringing the ‘First Fruits’ [Deut 26:10] and when arranging tithing [Deut 14:28-29].
Food is also the focus of G-d’s commands at the completion of creation. [Gen 2:15-17]
Furthermore, Kosher is the only command that camouflages its spiritual energy in a pedestrian disguise. Eating, the most ordinary mundane activity, declares our allegiance to our traditions, culture, history and destiny.
All other commandments are highly ritualised, akin to attending a formal dinner with the President, unlike Kosher where we join him at his backyard BBQ. We are all in our sandals and T-shirts and feel free to tap the President on his shoulder and tell him what’s on our mind and ask him what’s on his.
Is this not the highest blessing?