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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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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?
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?
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 spiritual significance of shechitah; the laws of kashrut applied to the beast, bird and fish within the soul of man
"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 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)
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