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What is Mehadrin?


Definition: Mehadrin refers to the most stringent level of kosher supervision.

The word mehadrin literally means beautified or embellished. In following Jewish dietary laws, there is a good amount of room for leniency or stringency. Someone who follows a stringent level of kashrut is seen as having beautified or embellished God's commandments and thus is said to be keeping kosher l'mehadrin.

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Pronunciation: me-ha-drin
The meat marked "kosher l'mehadrin" underwent a higher level of kosher supervision than the meat marked "kosher."

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