QOTW: There are a lot of interesting rules with religion and food. Do you find them a little...silly/bizarre/ridiculous? Which one do you find the most ridiculous? I'm not educated enough on the whys of these rules, so I don't have a strong opinion. It doesn't bother me personally because I don't practice, but I would find it very irritating to have to keep a kosher kitchen with separate plates and utensils and such.
Post by expatmama on Sept 27, 2016 15:10:12 GMT -5
No major encounters for the week. I remember studying the Old Testament and learning that the rule for being Kosher that you cannot mix meat and milk was based on one interpretation of where the vowels could be placed in Hebrew, another alternative was that you cannot cook the calf with the meat of it's mother. To non-religious me that seems much more practical than don't cook the calf with the milk from it's mother, but what do I know. Biblical scholars cannot be wrong.
Seems so arbitrary, but then again I'm a strict vegetarian and I'm sure that is odd to some.
Last year I helped some HS kids who had to redo their finals and turn a 5 out of 10 (fail grade) into an 8 out 10, all while rising at 4am to eat, not eating until 10pm or something. I was like, you sure Allah cares more about the exact time you eat than you doing the very best you can in your finals?
Christian fasting before easter, at the end of winter makes some sense, probably not much goodies available anyway, but the ramadan shifts through the year and at more northerl latitudes is brutal in summer. How is not drinking from 5am till 10pm good or healthy?
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