Search the FAQ Archives

3 - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M
N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z
faqs.org - Internet FAQ Archives

soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Observance, Marriage, Women in Judaism (4/12)
Section - Question 6.13: Why don't Jews eat Pork?

( Single Page )
[ Usenet FAQs | Web FAQs | Documents | RFC Index | Cities ]


Top Document: soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Observance, Marriage, Women in Judaism (4/12)
Previous Document: Question 6.12: What are the issues involving Filet Minion?
Next Document: Question 6.14: Would the laws of Kashrut prevent Mad Cow Disease?
See reader questions & answers on this topic! - Help others by sharing your knowledge
                                  Answer:
   
   The prohibition comes from Torah, in the book Leviticus, Chapter 11,
   verses 2 through 8, in particular, verse 7:
    1. And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, 2
    2. Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts
       which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
    3. Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the
       cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
    4. Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or
       of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the
       cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
    5. And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the
       hoof; he is unclean unto you.
    6. And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the
       hoof; he is unclean unto you.
    7. And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet
       he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
    8. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not
       touch; they are unclean to you.

User Contributions:

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:

CAPTCHA




Top Document: soc.culture.jewish FAQ: Observance, Marriage, Women in Judaism (4/12)
Previous Document: Question 6.12: What are the issues involving Filet Minion?
Next Document: Question 6.14: Would the laws of Kashrut prevent Mad Cow Disease?

Single Page

[ Usenet FAQs | Web FAQs | Documents | RFC Index ]

Send corrections/additions to the FAQ Maintainer:
SCJ FAQ Maintainer <maintainer@scjfaq.org>





Last Update March 27 2014 @ 02:11 PM