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Jewish Dietary Laws

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Jewish Dietary Laws:
Jewish dietary laws are based upon the legal system known as Kashrut. Food that is in accordance with the principles ordained in the Kashrut is also known as Kosher.Judaism adopts a dichotomous perspective as far as the evaluation of the food is concerned which can be categorized as either Kosher (Permitted) or Treif (impermissible).

Meat and its significance in Jewish Dietary Laws:
Jewish dietary laws, like that of the Islamic dietary laws are based on similar principles in the sense that the Islamic views on allowing the consumption of some meat is permissible whilst the meat of other animals is not allowed. In this regard, the criteria required to judge whether or not the animal is kosher depends on the following principles.
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One of the most striking similarities is based on the Muslim concept of Zibah and the Jewish concept of Schetitah. Both of the slaughtering rituals stress the fact that the animal must suffer as little pain as possible and that the blood from the animal must be completely drained. However, unlike in the Islamic system, whereby some sects regard the consumption of schitah complaint meat to be in accordance with Islamic laws, Jews cannotconsumeMuslim halal meat because the individual who performs the slaughter must be a shochet and not a Muslim. Likewise, the kinds of animals that can or cannot be consumed in both religions are more or less the same, with variations regarding the consumption of, for example, camel or rabbit meat.In addition, both Islamic and Jewish scholars reject the utilization of modern stunning technology before slaughtering the animal since blood is not properly drained from the body and it is argued that such a process in fact causes more pain to the…show more content…
Finally, the most important aspect in which there is difference between the two systems is that Jewish law allows for the consumption of alcohol but Islam strictly forbids it.
The Jewish dietary laws also allows for the same exception that is present in Islamic legal structure, namely the requirement of necessity. This principle maintains that in cases where the individual is deprived of either halal of kosher meal, can, in fact, eat other kinds of food.
One important difference between the two faiths is that as the concept of Zibah in Islam allows the Muslims to consume any part of the animal. However, in the Jewish tradition, some kinds of fat and nerves are not permissible to be consumed. Similarly, the lungs of the animal must be inspected after the slaughter has taken place in Judaism in order to determine if the meat is considered Kosher whereas no such principle exists in the Islamic
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