17 03, 2014

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 – [...]

18 10, 2013

A story about kosher supervision

By |2013-10-18T05:16:59-07:00October 18th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                                                                           By Israel Drazin   Dad, Rabbi Dr. Nathan Drazin, could have been rich. He worked for his wealthy father in his real estate business for awhile, but like his younger brother and several of his brothers-in-law, he wanted to be a rabbi, to study and teach. He was ordained in 1933 at [...]

12 09, 2013

Stainless Steel is like Glass

By |2013-09-12T23:16:48-07:00September 12th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                                             By Israel Drazin                                       The Torah has no rule forbidding mixing meat and milk products, but the rabbis introduced the law saying that mixing meat and milk makes both foods not kosher.  Jews are told they can eat meat products after cleaning their mouths of milk products, but must wait [...]