Judaism Dietary Laws
Robbie Hodin - A1 Block
On Passover, a very important Jewish holiday, Jews remember their time in Egypt as slaves. They eat various different foods in order the capture the pain of the jews in their early years in Egypt. Each food they eat has a special meaning/connection to the slavery and the 40 years wandering in the desert. Jews do not eat leavened bread during Passover because the Israelites did not have leavened bread during their time in the desert. On Shabbat, Jews eat Challah (basically bread), and make a blessing over wine.
One Sixth of the american Jews fully keep Kosher, however some jews abstain from eating certain non-kosher foods, most commonly pork.
Explanation - Jews get the majority of their dietary laws or Kashrut laws from the book Leviticus in the Torah. The laws are later passed down by word of mouth and made into the Mishnah and Talmud.
Bread eaten on Shabbat, a festival occurring every friday night and saturday day.
One of the foods eaten on Passover to remember the suffering of the jews.
Kosher vs. Non-Kosher
The pig is not being eaten because Pork is prohibited under jewish law, therefore it is a Non Kosher food.
Meal - A choice of brisket or Apricot chicken.
Dessert - Double Chocolate fudge brownie (no milk within 6 hours of meat).
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