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Lecture #6 - Leviticus11:Overview:Kashrut 5Classesofanimals...

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Leviticus 11: Overview: Kashrut 17:55 5 Classes of animals Edible land animals (2-3) Cloven hooves Chew cud Inedible land animals: Cloven hooves or chews cud (4) Implied: animals that fit neither are not allowed. List: Camel Damen Hare Swine (4-7) Don’t touch their carcasses (8) Carcasses of non-cloven hood animals Sea Creatures Edible sea animals: fins and scales (9) Inedible sea animals: no fins or scales No explicit inedible cases (10-11) Birds Edible Birds: nothing Inedible birds: list on (13-19) Winged swarmer’s Inedible: all winged, four-legged swarming things (20) Exception: Some that hope are okay (21);specific list (22)
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All other inedible (23) Earth swarmers List of unclear earth swarmers (29-30) Contact with carcasses affect people, but also vessels and foods (31-40) All earth-swarmers unclean!(41-43) Rationale Rationale for not eating earth-swarmers: holiness (44-46) Exclusive to prohibitions of earth-swarmers Rationale for all food laws: “to distinguish between the unclean and the clean, and between edible animals and  non-edible animal.” (47) What do we want to know about the dietary laws: What does Leviticus  not  tell us?
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  • Fall '12
  • Rosenblum
  • Mary Douglas, edible land animals, inedible land animals, Inedible sea animals, explicit inedible cases

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