Food may be
designated non-kosher for a several of reasons. They include
the species involved (for example; pig and fish without
scales and fins) the manner in which the food was processed
(animal improperly slaughtered, or the mixing of milk and
meat); or time (leavened product not properly disposed of
prior to Passover or food cooked on the Sabbath).
Dietary laws or rules
Rules such as
do not mix milk and meat to which animals you can eat. There
is nothing intrinsically wicked about eating pork or
lobster, and there is nothing intrinsically moral about
eating cheese or chicken instead. But what the Jewish way of
life does by imposing rules on our eating, sleeping, and
working habits is to take the most common and mundane
activities and invest them with deeper meaning, turning
every one of them into an occasion for obeying (or
Put your soul where you Stomach is...
Tips for Buying Fresh Whole
- Full, clear, bright eyes
- Bright red or pink,
- Fresh, mild odor.
- Shiny, brightly colored
skin with tightly adhering scales.
- Firm flesh, elastic to
the touch, clinging tightly to the bones.
- Proper display: on ice
tables or in refrigerated units at 1-2 degrees Celsius
(34-36 degrees Fahrenheit).