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All aspects of kashrut are of equal importance. Discuss
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The Torah, which is the Five Books of Moses, is considered by most Jews to be the whole body of Jewish laws and teachings. In the Torah, there are six hundred and thirteen Mitzvot which is simply a commandment. That is a lot of chances to find the most important isn't it? Some of them are Positive and some of them are Negative Mitzvot. That does not mean that they are good or bad. It means that they tell us to do something or not to do something. A good number of these Mitzvot are no longer possible for us to keep. Some, because the Temple was destroyed and the Jews can no longer do the ancient sacrifices, and others because so many of us live in the diaspora and cannot follow the land mitvot. Also, long before it was common anywhere in the world, the Jews stopped all forms of Capital Punishment even though it was a mitzvah in the Torah. Keeping kosher is a mitzvah in Judaism and as it is a direct instruction from g-d which forbids a Jew from doing certain acts that a person who
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