OMG! It’s Kosher!

Saturday and a day of rest and reflection…..my 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……..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

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10 thoughts on “OMG! It’s Kosher!

  1. I know plenty of Jewish people in London who have always eaten bacon!

    Sad news about the young soldier indeed.
    Overwhelmed here by yet another terrorist incident in London, with rolling news relishing a ‘good story’ of course.

    Best wishes, Pete.
    (Didn’t get notification of your post today. WP issues ongoing)

    1. There is a new one I just posted…..I know many also….if they are not orthodox then they eat all sorts of things….I heard about the attack…seems these were not suicide attackers…..I would rule our ISIS…..have a good Sunday…..chuq

      1. I think they will turn out to be ISIS-inspired, chuq. They did not have real suicide vests, just fake ones to deter being stopped. But they remained on scene to be shot by police, so presumably intended to die.
        Regards, Pete.

      2. I saw here they may have thought the PD would use rubber bullets….I am not so sure that they intended to die…..but then all the reports are not in right now….chuq

  2. All I could think of on this is, if one is going to buy into delusion, I guess there’s little point in not going all the way to stupid….

    Can you believe what some people will buy into, just so they can feel ‘special’?…. SIGH….

    gigoid, the dubious

      1. LOL… Wouldn’t think of suggesting it….. *grin* If I could chew it, it wouldn’t choke me; s’okay, eventually, I ‘ll get my teeth & all will be porcine again… Sausage works fine for now… Goes well with a good pinot noir…. As a LONG time oenophile, I applaud your taste in wine; life is too short to put up with bad wine… I took my first wine tasting class my first year at UCB, & have enjoyed it with my food ever since. One of life’s greatest pleasures is an excellent Cabernet Sauvignon with a rib-eye, medium rare; magic….

        Have a good one….

        gigoid

      2. Is Garancha a varietal of Riojan wine, the Spanish reds?…. All the stores out here make it hard to get Euro wines, cuz it takes away from the Napa & Sonoma winery sales….

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