From the Desk of Maregaal (Margel)
An E-mail Question about the Rabbinical custom of seperating "meat and dairy" and my response
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Forgive my grammar and punctuation, it is still unedited.
E-Mail Question from a vistor to the website:
Subject: kosher spoon/ please help with this
Date: October 14, 2010 6:17:41 PM
Hello Rabbi, I'm a middle aged Christian man who shares a house with a Jewish Woman. She is very strict in her religous habits and especialy around food. We had some problems before (around Passover), but have not had any "kitchen " problems for a while and here is my Question ; I mistakenly used a Kosher spoon to stir beef stew and she became upset and said it was ruined. My quiestion for you Rabbi is, What can I do to rectify this situation, or what should I do or where to Buy another in the Bucks County or Phila , Pa.
Where did the laws of Meat and Milk originate from
The laws of meat and milk
Rabbinical laws of milk and meat
This response delves deep into Judaic biblical teaching, and into the teachings of the Rabbis that lived in Babylon in the year 240 C.E. or there abouts. My sources are taken from the Jewish Bible itself and from the Babylonian Talmud.
In modern Rabbinical Judaism there is a custom of separating dairy products from meat products, even so that one "MUST" have separate utensils, dishes, pots and pans. Then on top of this, one can cannot even eat meat at the same meal where dairy products or milk is being served. This all stems from a total misunderstanding of the biblical law that says, "Do not seethe a kid in its mother's milk." This commandment is actually dealing with the Temple and ritual uncleanness, not milk and meat in and of themselves.
Through my response to this E-mail question, I touch on the purposes of "why" the circumcision is performed on the eighth day instead of some other day. Also, because the E-mailer is a Christian man, I touch on many Christian doctrines in my footnotes and how they are the direct opposite of Biblical Judaic teachings and doctrines, yet Christian claim that their teachings are rooted in the Judaic Bible, or as they say, "the Old Testament," which couldn't be any further from the truth. This paper will display those differences