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Re: Netherlands looking to ban Shechita (Kosher) slaughter (and some Halal)
Posted by Avid Reader on Thu Mar 22 09:44:40 2012, in response to Netherlands looking to ban Schechita (Kosher) slaughter (and some Halal), posted by Olog-hai on Wed Jun 29 03:20:40 2011.There is a great deal that I do not know about Kosher, and Halal requirements in the preparation of food.
There are many dos, and don'ts.
I had thought that most, or all, where the result of a need for clean, or sanitary conditions for the time.
A thousand years ago and 5,000 years ago. Illness, or death, was found to follow, if certain conditions were not followed.
So to give these sanitary rules great impact, the weight of religion was put behind them.
Now with modern detection, treatment, and the use of refrigeration and manufacturing techniques, these illnesses and threats to life can be avoided.
There are those among both groups, that hold to a strict orthodox practice of these laws with the belief it is both religious, and traditional.
Then there are reformed, or moderate practitioners, that don't believe the wrath of God will fall on them for accepting modern and healthy practices.
These believers can enjoy that which is forbidden to the orthodox believers.
I have been told by orthodox believers that it would be forgiven if only non- kosher food was all that was between death by starvation.
I'd like both strict and relaxed views, please,