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Deuteronomy 14:1

August 14, 2015
By bethmordecai
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Parashat Re’eh (ראה) — Can I Eat Chicken with Milk? The Balance between Personal and Communal Choices

Parashat Re'eh 2015/5775 (Triennial II): Can I Eat Chicken with Milk? The Balance Between Personal and Communal Choices Judaism is unique because of the ubiquity of argumentation. For instance, one opinion says chicken is meat and CANNOT be eaten with milk, and another says chicken is NOT meat and CAN be eaten with milk. Can we choose any opinion we'd like? Or is there a point when the community chooses one opinion and we cannot go against it? In this week's Torah portion we learn of the principle "lo titgodedu" ("do not gash yourselves") (Deuteronomy 14:1). We'll learn how this principle applies in its context and how it is used by the rabbis to understand how to balance making personal Jewish choices[...]

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