Bad Day for Bacon

But a good day for the Jews?

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(4) Rachel, November 15, 2015 5:49 AM

WHO report is about many processed meats

Rabbi, I agree with your point that we keep kosher because it's a mitzvah. However, I think you have a responsibility to include the fact that the WHO report does not single out bacon. Other processed meats, including hot dogs, sausages, and some cold cuts, can be just as unhealthy, regardless of whether they are made with beef, including kosher beef, or pork.

The Torah tells us to choose life, and we eschew both indulgent and ascetic lifestyles. So while there are foods that are permitted because they are kosher, I would hope that everyone will be educated to make these kosher products an occasional treat rather than a regular meal. It would be unfortunate for your listeners to conclude otherwise.

(3) Nancy, November 12, 2015 11:34 PM

To commenter #1 Lisa

Consuming kosher food does NOT mean that we have to eat every single item on our plates. Yes, a lot of the food you have mentioned is high in fat, calories and salt. However, in this day and age it is certainly possible to eat kosher foods that are also good for us. We can load up our plates with vegetables and drink more water. We are not commanded to serve soda at our Shabbos and Yom Tov tables. We do not need to make 3 desserts for Shabbos.

(2) Ben, November 11, 2015 5:40 PM

We Need to Watch Our Kiddush Consumption

Kosher is of course a) what G-d wants us to do and b) has additional supervision which helps us be wary of many unhealthy factors additional supervision would not catch.
But..... we need to set a limit on alcohol consumption and less sodas and more water please and more salads

(1) Lisa, November 10, 2015 11:53 PM

Kishka... chulent....Kugel....blintz...chopped liver mit a bissel schmaltz...

I love an order of cheese blintz's w a dollop or 2 of sour cream!! I don't think kosher (Jewish) food is particularly good for us... But if this is what I'm commanded to eat... So be it!!


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