What kind of meat do Jews not eat and why?

                                                                            


What kind of meat do Jews not eat and why?

Shalom friends. My name is Abram Strimban, and I have finally decided to start my own blog where I will share my thoughts about Judaism. Aimed at free expression of their thoughts. I will be glad of Your response, and not only positive. I am also ready for discussions.

In my first blog post, I would like to talk about food. Many people know that no country in the world has such strict restrictions on the use of certain products as in Israel. I want to talk about why Jews are not allowed to eat pork, horses and hares, what seafood and poultry are forbidden for Jews to eat.

How did it happen that certain types of meat were banned in the Holy Land? There are several versions of the answer to this question. The main reason is religious. However, it is also legislative. The Koran and Torah state that pig meat is forbidden to Jews and Muslims. During the transcription of records, scientists found that the pig was classified as a "dirty" animal because of the use of dirty food. Some scientists see the cause in the frequent viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases that these animals are highly susceptible to.

As for the more correct version, it is associated with the term "kashrut", meaning the permissiveness of certain actions based on Halakha (rules for believing Jews, which are contained in the Torah). Thus, the list of kosher and non-kosher products for Jews is determined by the rules of kashrut. Next, we will talk about what meat is allowed to eat in Judaism, and what is strictly forbidden.

If we talk about animal meat, it is allowed to eat only the meat of sheep, cows, goats, deer and elk (i.e. animals with "paired hooves" that feed on grass). The fact is that there are animals that meet only one of the above requirements, the meat of which is prohibited (horses, pigs, hares, camels, damans). Despite the fact that camels and pigs are cloven-hoofed, they are not ruminants. Hares and damans eat grass, but their legs do not move apart.

As for poultry meat, Jews only eat domesticated chicken, duck, pigeon, quail, Turkey, or goose. It is also allowed to eat their eggs. However, there are also prohibitions here. Kosher-an egg that has one pointed tip and the other rounded. So, it is forbidden to eat eggs with the same tips belonging to scavengers or birds of prey.

Also, you probably know that Jews do not eat all seafood. The reason for this is kashrut, according to the laws of which it is allowed to eat fish with scales and fins. At the same time, the scales should be easily separated from the body by the nail. The category of non-kosher fish in Israel includes sturgeon and shark, river eels, predatory European catfish and anglerfish.

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04.07.2020 15:35:18
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I will add that the requirements for meat in Judaism are not prohibitive, but rather permissive. We are not talking about the fact that the meat of a pig or a camel is forbidden to eat, i.e., everyone knows what kind of animals you can eat, and everything else you can not eat. I will also add that these prohibitions are religious, and as for non-religious Jews, they can eat non-kosher food as they wish.
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04.07.2020 22:02:40
Jews who profess Judaism do not eat pork, because it is the Creator's will.
Everything else is fiction and guesswork!
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