[Buddha-l] Insight into Anti-Muslim Violence in Sri Lanka

Erik Hoogcarspel jehms at xs4all.nl
Tue Aug 20 08:08:19 MDT 2013

This reminds me of hindu restaurants where the caste of the cook counts more than the standards of hygiene. 


Richard Hayes <richard.hayes.unm at gmail.com> schreef:
>On Aug 19, 2013, at 20:20, "Dan Lusthaus" <vasubandhu at earthlink.net>
>> kashrut laws require painless, instant death. If the animals suffer,
>the meat will not be kosher.
>Is death ever painless and instant? I suppose being vaporized in a
>nuclear explosion might come close, but the result of that is not
>kosher meat but no meat at all.
>That said, where I live now I find myself surrounded by people who hunt
>for much of their food. My neighbor hunts elk with a bow and arrow, and
>he swears when an elk or deer is shot in just the right place, it dies
>immediately and suffers little. He prays for the animals he harvests
>(his verb) and is convinced his prayers minimize the animal's
>suffering. To a non-hunter this sounds superstitious. To a
>non-participant in Judaism and Islam, kosher and halal sound equally
>> Conversely, however, halal meat is NOT considered kosher, because the
>killing and preparations do not meet the kosher standards.
>Isn't there another factor, namely, that any food to be kosher must be
>blessed by a qualified rabbi? I worked once in a plant that processed
>cooking oil. One line of oil we made was kosher. Every month or so a
>rabbi came out to the plant and said some prayers over some vats of
>oil, thereby turning the canola oil (then known as rape seed oil)
>kosher. That was not so much a matter of purity as of ritual; the
>kosherized oil was in every other respect identical to the non-kosher
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