OMG! It’s Kosher!

Saturday and a day of rest and reflection… granddaughter is putting together a podcast and she and I will talk about my time in the Army…..gonna be a radio star…..

Before I start I need to report some sad news…… that few Americans will pay attention to….news that should NEVER be ignored.

A 22-year-old soldier born in Boston who was on his first deployment to Syria died Friday from injuries suffered in a vehicle rollover, the Army announced Saturday.

Army Specialist Etienne Jules Murphy, of Snellville, Ga., was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia.

Murphy,a married father of two young sons, was in a nontactical vehicle when the rollover occurred in Al-Hasakah in northern Syria, according to statements from the Army and Department of Defense.

IST extends our deepest sympathies to this brave soldier’s family.

Food!  Everything is better with bacon!  Hell I could eat a bowling ball with enough bacon.

A good type is applewood smoked thick cut…but let’s admit it….does it really matter as long as it is BACON?

You know some religions have these food restrictions……Jews cannot eat shell fish or pork….but wait they may have been screwing themselves out of something as good tasting as bacon…..but having this restriction…..

I know…..HUH?

Have Jews been depriving themselves of bacon for no reason? A group of biblical scholars makes the argument in Haaretz that the Book of Leviticus, the third in the Old Testament that lays down various laws dictating how Jewish people should live, wasn’t actually meant for the laity. Rather, they contend, it was meant for the priests of the Temple, though historically only Chapter 21 has been interpreted as applying to only priests, including a ban on ritual scarring and tattoos. The other rules have long been extended to everyone of the Jewish faith, including the decree that only meat from an “animal that has a cloven hoof that is completely split into double hooves, and which brings up its cud” was ritually clean enough for consumption, per Vice’s Munchies.

Many aspects of the Book of Leviticus have long confounded scholars, including whether it was Moses who compiled the book, and when it was first composed—some say 3,500 years ago, others say far more recently, possibly in the fifth century BC. The current argument is that the entire book was originally written for priests, but somewhere during Babylonian captivity someone extended the rules in Leviticus to everyone as a means of unifying the exiled, and setting them apart from those of other religions around them, reports Vice. So this ban on bacon, for instance, encouraged “the enthusiastic self-perception that [Jews] were all priests in the new Temple of God, the world,” one scholar says.

A Kosher BLT?  They can now eat a descent breakfast.

Damn!  Now I need a BLT!

Please have some relaxation and some family time….enjoy your weekend….Peace, Love and a BLT….chuq