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You Are What You Eat, So Eat Kosher!
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This week's Torah Portion, Shemini, teaches us about the laws of kosher food. Kosher means "fit" or "proper." To live the way G-d wants, we must only eat certain foods. Here are some kosher fun facts:

  • Fish must have fins and scales.

  • Animals have to both chew their cud and have split hooves.

  • We only eat those birds which we know to be kosher by tradition.

  • Insects and all reptiles and amphibians are unkosher. (Certain locusts are kosher, but they are not commonly eaten.)

In general, there are three types of food:

    1) Fleishig - meat and fowl

    2) Milchig - milk, cheese and all dairy products

    3) Pareve - fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables, drinks

The Torah states three times, "You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk." This means that we should not eat, cook, or benefit from using milk and meat together.

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