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The Science of Kashrut

Eating Kosher: Lesson 2

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The Science of Kashrut: Eating Kosher: Lesson 2

Many of the dietary laws from the Torah reveal a knowledge of science that could not yet have been known in Biblical times.
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Lavern White Brooklyn July 19, 2019

I am a bakery and I was asked recently if I was Glatt Kosher and blessed by a rabbi. Unfortunately I, am not. However, I wanted to understand what that was and so I Google searched and came across your video. It was fascinating what I learned from this video! I am a Christian (Ordained Minister), so while we don't share in all of our beliefs, I think we can both agree that the G** that we love and praise of the Old Testament did all things well and perfect! And everything He set for us to do is good and percise. Thank you again for sharing this. I will definitely keep this video in mind when I share G**'s word. Reply

Chana New York July 6, 2019

They're Still Dead at the end of this Process Here's the problem. The animal still feels fear. They can smell the blood of every animal who has died before them. They know what itAt the end of this "painless" process - (which we really can't know is painless since no animal can describe it for us) - they are still dead. (And I doubt that they are lining up to have their throats cut.)

Much is made of the idea that animals do not have "human" souls. But, they feel. They suffer. When their babies are taken from them, they become frantic. They will fight to escape from a slaughterhouse, if they can.

It's not about having - or not - having a "human" soul. It is about their ability to feel and to deserve their life. It is said they can't "think" (although we learn more daily about that!)...but even so - they can "feel".

Since when did our palates, our desire for a taste/flavor (since meat is not necessary to life) - become more important than a feeling creature's right to life Reply

Y June 26, 2018

Interestingly there are other animals who chew their cud and don't have split hooves, the kangaroo being one. But as the process is slightly different because the kangaroo does not have several stomachs, I take the point. Reply

S Ct June 16, 2017

Thank you for this (and all) your classes they are all so interesting! Reply

Anonymous Tarzana February 1, 2012

Excellent. Very good class!!!!! I really enjoyed it and will tell my friends about it. Thank you Reply

Anonymous salford January 31, 2012

honey Question please:
In order for the honey to be made from the nectar, the bee must inject an enzyme from its body into the nectar. So in actual fact, the honey might be considered as a derivative of the bee. Or is this enzyme not considered a food and therefore does not need to be taken into account? But would that mean that any enzyme from a non-Kosher animal could be used in food products? Reply