The Essence Of All Religions

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“The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different” stated by Mahatma Gandhi meaning the basis of all religion is the same, however, the way people express it is different. In every religion, something makes it unique from all others. Food is to the body as knowledge is to the mind. Dietary practices has been a part of religious practices of been for centuries. Different cultures and religion use food in different ways. In most religion, like the Jewish religion, food not only provides the body with sustenance but it also provides a way for Jews to worship God. The different foods represent various the aspects of God, life, and especially religious life. The Jews have strict dietary laws that are a part of their…show more content…
Kosher is not a style of cooking. Chinese food can also be kosher if it is prepared according to Jewish law. Foods that are not kosher are referred to as treif. The first Jewish dietary law is that certain animals should not be consumed at all. This restraint includes the eating of the flesh, organs, eggs, and milk of the forbidden animals. The second law is that the animals that may be eaten such as birds and mammals must be killed according to the Jewish law. The third law is that all blood must be drained from the meat or broiled out before eating. The fourth law is that certain parts of approved animals are not for eating. The fifth law is that meat cannot mix with dairy when eating. Fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and grains paired together with either meat or dairy when eating. The sixth law is that if a utensil were exposed to meat then it may not be used with dairy. Utensils that have had contact with non-kosher food may not be used with kosher food. This is applied only when the contact happened while the food was hot. The seven law states that any grape products made by non-Jews may not be eaten or drunk. Leviticus 11: 2-8 and Deuteronomy14: 4-21 states all the animals’ that can and cannot be eaten. It specifies that any animal that has divided hoofs, chews cud and is cleft-footed can be eaten. Any land mammal that does not fit the specific qualities is forbidden. The Torah states
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