There's a difference between kosher and Glatt kosher. Oh man. This is a tough one to explain. Glatt literally means "smooth" meaning the lungs need to be free from blemishes. It's a higher standard of supervision.
Hebrew National isn't Glatt kosher. I only eat Glatt
This depends on your level of kosherness. Kosher restaurants do exist. Some kosher friends will only eat out at kosher places. Some friends will eat out at any restaurant, but they avoid meat. For a lot of my kosher friends, and the official kosher policy of our Jewish youth group, they follow the policy of only parve (not meat or dairy) or diary, if kosher is not available.
Post by The Foozzler on May 19, 2013 14:44:44 GMT -5
My parents are not very regious at all. H and I are more religious than our parents because of how involved we became in BBYO. My parents had me bat mitzvahed in a conservative temple with an orthodox rabbi, but that was really only because there were not a lot of options in our area.
Post by imimahoney on May 19, 2013 15:48:28 GMT -5
Jew here checking in:
I was raised in a kosher house but no longer keep kosher. We are, as my friends say, kosher lite. We don't mix milk and meat in the house, eat pork products or shellfish in the house but we don't eat certified kosher food. I have eaten non kosher food out side of the house though.
Rjamz- my co worker went to Berlin over April break and saw the exhibit, she said it was really interesting and weird at the same time.
Also, I went to a modern Orthodox sleep away camp and a lot of the European staff was Muslim. They liked the modesty of the campers, the morals and the kosher certification of our meals. But they ate separately so they could pray before they ate. We prayed but it was obviously different from them.
Non-Jew, non-Muslim chiming in. I used to work in an all-Muslim office ( except for me), and most of my coworkers would eat Kosher food because they said that the rules were strict enough for them to be comfortable.
Is Shabbat the same as Sabbath? Is that just the Hebrew term whereas Sabbath is Anglicized?
What is the basis behind the prohibition of milk and meat together? I remember learning about a lot of the Levitical laws in church, and they made sense to me, but I don't remember learning about that one.
Rjamz, was there ever a period when you didn't keep Kosher? Like, when I was in high school, I wasn't very Christian, then I was again, and now I'm kind of not again. Did you ever question it, especially since not all Jews do it? Does it seem burdensome? Or is it just something you've always done, so it is second nature?
Yup, Shabbat and Sabbath are the same thing.
The basis behind the prohibition is the verse that says "thou shalt not cook a kid in it's mother's milk." Somehow that was interpreted to mean the separation of milk and meat.
I've always kept kosher. It's just what I've always done, and it's second nature to me. Like if I go to a non-kosher restaurant my eyes automatically skip over the things I can't eat. They don't even register in my mind as something edible for me. I may not be sure how I feel about God and the actual "religious" aspect of Judaism, but the community aspect of the religion is so important to me that I still follow all of the rules. It's the rules that have held us together since the beginning, you know?