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Why Keep Kosher?

Parshat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/why_keep_kosher_20030328

What do cloven-hoofed cud-chewers have to do with ritual purity, much less holiness? In what way do fins and scales on a fish acknowledge God as the One who redeemed us from slavery? The "explanation" for kashrut demands further explanation.

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