Learn the basic principles for the Jew’s diet of kosher and whet your palette with its significance and meaning. This class is the third of a six-part lecture series titled ‘The Essentials,’ which introduces the foundations of Jewish life and living.
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November 27, 2013
Amazingly put Rabbi, thank you. I am a very non kosher Jew that loves BLT's and so many other things off the kosher list. I always thought it was old fashioned for health reasons back in the day G-d instructed us on kosher. After listening to your talk I now understand why kosher is identity. That story about the Yiddish Rabbi brought tears to my eyes, it was beautiful. I am now going to take on the challenge and bit by bit get to a kosher kitchen. Thank you again.
Deb Western Australia
March 9, 2012
Thank you Rabbi
It was an extremely interesting lecture! I loved your conclusion for it illustrated very well the most precious benefit of kashrus : keeping our jewish identity.
August 28, 2010
Thank you Rabbi. Your lecture was a joy to listen to and very inspiring.
August 9, 2010
Kosher - Diet for your Soul
Thank you very much Rabbi. I enjoyed listening to you. I am on the path to becoming more observant in my Kosher observance.
Mr. Hal Zoock
June 24, 2010
I listened to this clip, just curious about what kosher really is...I now have a whole new perspective and respect. I am thankful for the understanding. It's really a beautiful tradition on so many levels. I had no idea ! I have to say the Rabbi's stories were very touching, and clearly drove home the importance of food and family, and self control for the love of God and for the good of us all. It was just excellent ! He inspired me to take a look at my own life, and habits. Thank you, Rabbi, you are a joy to listen to, Just awesome !!
Mary Archambault whitinsville, MA
June 24, 2010
Kosher- An Empty Word Today
Those of us Jews who read the essence of the word Kosher, know it to mean that it is critical to consider how animals suffer and are treated in life, and death. Jewish law obligates us to treat animals with mercy and to never cause them unnecessary pain... All slaughterhouses (and you should visit and watch with your own eyes...if you can) are nothing more than concentration camps for sentient beings that humans force to die prematurely, as do humans who still eat meat and dairy. It pains me that my family and friends who claim to be kosher, have no idea what that word means, what it is supposed to mean, and how little it really does mean today. The best kosher diet is a vegan diet. Animals are not liking being massacred years before their G-d given life span would afford them. And if you think they don't suffer horribly, you're in denial.
April 20, 2010
Kosher- modern tests might be required!
Do kindly bear in mind that some animal diseases such as BSE (mad cow) do not show any visible/external defects with the organs (depending on the age of animal when is slaughtered), but rather independent laboratory testing is required. The same applies to produce i.e.fruit, veg etc.such as GMO/transgenic/genomic.
Stella H Howell wokingham, UK
March 8, 2010
coca cola comment
If I am not mistaken, I believe the Rabbi stated that "Kosher" refers to the way food is prepared, not whether it is necessarily healthy for you. A lot of the reasons it is good to make sure food purchased is kosher does have a lot to do with health reasons; ie, shellfish (it would be pretty gross to drink cola from a factory that just processed 'clam juice').
Ellenstine Van Dyke Olathe, Johnson
February 28, 2010
Kosher foods Interesting facts
Thank you for the interesting instruction. I could not fully grasp why Coca Cola was mentioned, particularly since it is extremely harmful for the body which I am sorry to bring your attention to. Did you know if you soak copper in this drink, it clean it? It has harmful ingredients.
stella h howell wokingham, uk
February 10, 2010
Very, very good lecture. A lecture that everyone should listen to. Kosher is special and this talk illuminates the vital concepts, feelings, and spirituality.