Honey, milk & ethical kashrut

01.10.2011                      03.Tischrei. 5772                      Haasinu

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Honey, milk & ethical kashrut

Are the laws we received at mount Sinai adequate for keeping a healthy diet physically and spiritually?

Kashrut law is probably one of the defining traits of Jewish life, as one can't argue with the central role of food in our tradition. But are the laws we received at mount Sinai adequate for keeping a healthy diet physically and spiritually; as an individual and as a society.
In Jewish tradition before consuming the culinary item, we say a blessing acknowledging the agricultural source of food. For those who are ready to peel a bit deeper, a complexity of socio-economical hierarchies may be revealed….