The concept of clean and unclean, or more broadly, Jewish laws, is driven home by actions. To just say, “you should be” without actions backing it up becomes weak. It’s actually a key difference between Christianity and Judaism.That's great.
One question. If the deeper meaning and hidden subject of Kosher law is revealed to be about teaching and not food doesn't a person have to decide between the two especially since the literal application of the refrain from eating the flesh of swine that do not ruminate violates the deeper meaning?
Isn't the teaching that the subject of kosher law is about clean or unclean food in itself the flesh of unclean creatures that do not ruminate? Knowing this now should anyone continue to teach their children to differentiate between clean and unclean food or clean and unclean teaching?
Has that ever come up in your studies?
Isn't complying with the will of God in the right way a matter of life and death?
For example, we buried a lifelong friend last week, and each of us lined up to shovel a mound of Earth over the coffin - to the Earth thou will return - and we are assisting to see that done.
But why? The gravediggers could do the whole thing, but it is a mitzvah to do something for someone WHO CAN NEVER DO A MITZVAH IN RETURN. It is just pure compassion to do what is right for the recently deceased, knowing the kindness will not be reciprocated.
Now you may say that the concept is good - let’s teach our children to be good to others simply because that’s the right thing to do - but to go ahead and take actions that demonstrate it make it so much stronger.
There really is no point to you trying to convince me there is no purpose to keeping kosher. It’s actually offensive, to tell you the truth.