How does kosher affect a non jewish soul?

November 9, 2018 at 1:25 AM
Questions and AnswersCategory: KosherHow does kosher affect a non jewish soul?
Yisrael Kelsick asked 9 months ago

I’m really inspired by your YouTube channel. I have a few questions on a video I was looking at.
You mentioned that eating kosher is important so that the godly spark assigned to non-kosher animals doesn’t impact our souls negatively. I agree with the concept, however, since these kashrut laws don’t apply to goyim does that make it any less harmful to the soul for them to partake of it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rabbi Yosef Karpman answered 8 months ago

 
SHALOM,
 
To answer your question,  the 7 Noahide  precepts include not eating the flesh of living animals( a practice still quite common in many asian cuisines).
 
That is the primary dietary restriction for all people.  As for harming the soul it doesnt harm the souls of gentiles.  Much like some people can eat as much peanut butter as they like and some go into serious shock and require hospitalization with just 1 spoon of peanut butter.  Each person is different.
 
If someone is interested in converting to judaism and goes through the arduous process of an orthodox conversion then they can learn more regarding jewish dietary laws according to kabbalah and how they apply.
 
Best Wishes—
 
R. Yosef Karpman

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Rabbi Yosef Karpman answered 8 months ago

 
SHALOM,
 
To answer your question,  the 7 Noahide  precepts include not eating the flesh of living animals( a practice still quite common in many asian cuisines).
 
That is the primary dietary restriction for all people.  As for harming the soul it doesnt harm the souls of gentiles.  Much like some people can eat as much peanut butter as they like and some go into serious shock and require hospitalization with just 1 spoon of peanut butter.  Each person is different.
 
If someone is interested in converting to judaism and goes through the arduous process of an orthodox conversion then they can learn more regarding jewish dietary laws according to kabbalah and how they apply.
 
Best Wishes—
 
R. Yosef Karpman

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