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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: 33

(30) Mike, March 1, 2015 5:12 PM

definitely something to think about

I saw this article recently:
http://www.accenti.ca/news-archives-issue-20/forgotten-jews-of-southern-italy

It is about descendants of hidden Jews/marranos in Italy and how customs like throwing an egg away if it contained blood were passed on through the generations and people didn't even know the meaning of it.
I can say that for me (and also for my mother), not eating eggs with blood has a very strong appeal.
I do eat kosher now, but even before I could never imagine to be able to eat an egg with blood! I could just never eat that.

(29) Anonymous, February 28, 2015 7:31 PM

Keeping Kosher

It was easy to keep Kosher when I lived in the Bronx, Bayside and other parts of New York and south Florida. But now I live in a small town in Texas that has very little Kosher food. Just canned or boxed items, no chicken or meat. So it is harder for me as I am elderly and do not drive to keep Kosher. You ask why I moved to such a place...to be closer to my only family member who is not religious. So I do what I can and I am content.

(28) Lioba Multer, February 27, 2015 10:18 PM

Kosher food

It is cruelty free (or should be).

(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.

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