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A selection of readings and essays about the rules of kosher and its germane spiritual messages.

Kosher Readings

Kosher Readings

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Pigs & Judaism
Deep revulsion, but a promising future
There are plenty of other animals that aren’t kosher either, but none of them arouse as much disgust as the pig. Why?
Holy Lunch
Have you ever closed a deal, celebrated your marriage (or its anniversary), or simply spent time with a good friend -- without eating something together? Why do our teeth, gullet and stomach figure so prominently in who, how, where and with whom we are?
Why Do We Keep Kosher?
It would be absurd to think that G-d gave us the Torah as a sort of bandage for His mistakes. "Oops! I didn't mean to put those nasty animals there! People might eat them! What do I do now?"
The Human Biosphere
The spiritual significance of shechitah; the laws of kashrut applied to the beast, bird and fish within the soul of man
The Sages of the Talmud on Food
"The world can live without wine, but it cannot live without water; the world can live without peppers, but it cannot live without salt" and other sayings from the midrash and talmud on food and eating
The Chassidic Masters on Food
The Kabbalists teach that nestled within every created thing is an "utterance of G-d's mouth" -- the letters of Divine speech that are the instrument of its creation (as described in the first chapter of Genesis)
Judaism and the Art of Eating
Fishing for the Facts
Fins and Scales
Why Shechitah Is Important
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