Shemini – Why keep kosher?

By |2014-03-17T03:53:33-07:00March 17th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                                              Shemini                                                                             Why keep kosher?[1]   The eleventh chapter of Leviticus specifies some, but not all, of the basic kosher laws, which were later explained and elaborated upon by the rabbis in what they called the “Oral Law.” The physical characteristics of animals – split hoofs and bringing up its cud – [...]