Postage stamp glue is kosher in Israel because the country’s population is mostly Jewish. "Kosher" is a term that refers to the dietary laws of the Jewish religion concerning how foods — especially meat — are prepared, inspected and processed. Israel was founded in 1948, and its Jewish population has grown to about 80% of the country’s total population, and more than 60% of Israeli Jews say they keep their diet within kosher guidelines. Israeli dairy cows also eat kosher during the Jewish holiday of Passover; instead of eating grains, cows in Israel eat beans and hummus during the holiday.
More about kosher items:
- It is estimated that 40% of the products in US grocery stores are certified kosher, and 80% of the consumers of these products are actually not Jewish.
- Kosher products bring in about $100 billion US Dollars of revenue each year worldwide.
- Many food companies from countries with historically low Jewish populations produce kosher items, such as Yucatan guacamole, Japanese soy sauce and Mexican ice cream.