Violets Bake Shop is a
Kosher Pareve bakery certified by the VAADHarabonim of Queens. We are Pas Yisroel and use
Here’s a short explanation of what kosher is all about.
Kosher: The Hebrew word kosher means fit or proper as it relates to
kosher dietary law. Kosher foods are permitted to be eaten, and can be used as
ingredients in the production of additional food items.
The basic laws of Kashrus (a Hebrew word referring to kosher and its
application) are of Biblical origin (Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 17). For
thousands of years, Rabbinic scholars have interpreted these laws and applied
them to contemporary situations.
Pareve:A food item that is neither meat nor dairy (and can therefore be
eaten with either), and was not manufactured on meat or dairy equipment.
Pas Yisroel: Bakery products that were baked by a Rabbi. This can be fulfilled
by having a Rabbi turn on the oven.
Yoshon:Grain products that are made from certain types of
"winter" grains as defined by Jewish law.