Category Archives: Kashrut

Christians and the Law: Answering the Objections, part 11

In which I address statements 12-16. Freddy made five statements in a single comment to Vox’s Christians and the Law post. Let’s take them one at a time. Statement 12: Ceremonial laws ultimately abrogated when the Temple was destroyed in … Continue reading

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Christians and the Law: Answering the Objections, part 6

Statement 7:  and Peter living with a tanner, and the whole vision thing “take and eat”, and being sent to the Centurion’s house. -hygate I’m not sure what Hygate was trying to say about the tanner. God’s Law contains no prohibition … Continue reading

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Abominations

I did a quick survey of “abomination” and its close synonyms in the Torah in response to a question from a good friend. I had to correct a couple of misconceptions that I have entertained for years. There are several … Continue reading

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Shmini 5769 – Eat Up!

Leviticus 11 lists the basic rules of kashrut: Land animals that are cloven-hoofed and chew the cud are food. Any animal with one and not the other is not food. Water animals that have fins and scales are food. Anything … Continue reading

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Kosher, part 2: Are Dietary Laws Obsolete?

Iwish that I hadtime to list and expound on every scripture that pertains to dietary laws. However, I think I have addressed those scripturesmore often cited than others as arguments that Yeshua or Paul changed the rules regarding what we … Continue reading

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Kosher, part 1: The Root of Obedience

Althoughmy primary topicis diet, first I should address the question of obedience to Torah in general. Actually, I should say “obedience to God,” because that’s really what this is about.The Torah holds no power of its own. It cannot condemn … Continue reading

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To Abolish or Not To Abolish

More theological AADHD: 1. If Paul or anyone else contradicts Yeshua, then he is a false teacher, and not to be heeded. Not at least on that topic. Yeshua was very clear about when even the tiniest part of God’s … Continue reading

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