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Do You Eat Kosher?
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Do You Eat Kosher?

The surprisingly most common Jewish practice. Why?


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Published: July 29, 2012

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Visitor Comments: 30

(27) SusanE, October 17, 2012 8:20 PM

There is a Difference

Eating Kosher food and Keeping Kosher are fundamentally different. Buying Kosher products preparing and eating them is relatively easy. Keeping Kosher at restaurants and keeping a kosher kitchen at home takes real family commitment. Kosher isn't eating better or more healthy or cleaner food. It is a reverence for the life being taken so we can have meat. ~~~~~~~~~~~ A couple years ago I told my Dr. I was beginning to eat kosher, (he is a fine Jewish man) he chuckled and said he might as well prescribe cholesterol lowering drugs right now.

(26) Anonymous, August 10, 2012 12:57 PM

Jew Eating Kosher

Sorry, I have to disagree. When you say most Jews try to eat something kosher, are you referring to the tri-State area, or the Ukraine where it is not too easy to get koshe food? I just returned from there on a 12 visit, a week of it spent with completely secular Jews. All of them were totally comfortable eating the food in Ukraine, which always consists of meat, even for breakfast, as well as meat and cheese together. Some many have eaten pork, which is also very popular in Ukraine. No one was in the least inconvenienced food wise, except for my husband and myself. We brought some vacuum packed stuff from the States and ate a lot ofr fruit and vegetables. Of the twenty on the tour, at least 17 were Jewish.

(25) Antonio Perez, August 8, 2012 6:35 PM

Something to think about.

Right on target again. But isn't it sad that it's food? Shouldn't observing Shabbat or keeping the mitzvot be more important? Torah, not kosher, should be what identifies Jews. Kosher, Halacha, isn't but a part of Torah. Maybe something to think about?

(24) marlene Clayton, August 5, 2012 6:35 PM

The question was worded poorly as most non practicing Jews would say they were eating Kosher if they had a deli corn beef sandwich on rye even if they ate it while sipping a milk shake, the corn beef not from a kosher deli. Sadly, you can not answer that question without more education for our people.

(23) Ann, August 2, 2012 5:45 PM

The Business of Eating Belongs to G-d

Whether or not we eat Kosher, there is the soul-sense that this simple act - eating - is not the frantic, jealously guarded activity of beasts, but of humans thankful to HaShem for His gifts of sustenance, His Laws of how best we should feed ourselves and one another for Him. To eat Kosher is to say to G-d: Thank You, You are always with us even in this eating business."

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