Gelatin, Kosher

7 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 Is gelatin considered to be kosher? I have seen some people say that it is, and others that gelatin has to be kosher-certified. There is divergence between Orthodox and Conservative Jewish authorities regarding whether or not all gelatin may be regarded as kosher. Orthodox Jewish authorities have ruled that gelatin must be produced from kosher animals. Conservative Jewish authorities, in contrast, have ruled that the process of extracting gelatin, be it from kosher or non-kosher animals, is so rigorous that it renders the gelatin a neutral substance. Yacov Lipschutz summarizes the Orthodox Jewish position regarding gelatin […]


Fruits and Vegetables, Kosher

6 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014 What are some important guidelines regarding what fruits and vegetables may be considered kosher? Notwithstanding instructions such as Deuteronomy 22:9, “You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, or all the produce of the seed which you have sown and the increase of the vineyard will become defiled,” there is very little that the Torah, in general, has to say regarding kosher fruits and vegetables. The original instruction given to Adam and Eve in Genesis 1:29 stipulates, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all […]


Dietary Laws, Kosher

24 October, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

UPDATED 16 NOVEMBER, 2006 Do you believe that the dietary commandments of Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 are still applicable to Believers? Messianic Believers think that in obedience to God we should follow the Biblical dietary commandments that He has laid out in His Word—and that they were not annulled by Yeshua the Messiah or the Apostles, nor in the vision of the Apostle Peter in Acts 10. Although eating kosher is not an issue of salvation, it is an area of belief where the Messianic movement does run contrary to the position of mainstream Christianity. For a further study […]

Biblical Practices & Torah Observance

Genesis 9:3-7: Why Meat?

29 September, 2016 J.K. McKee 2

originally posted 01 February, 2009 reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper GENESIS 9:3-7 – ENGLISH Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant. Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man’s brother I will require the life of man. Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed, for in the image of God He made man. As for […]

Books & Studies

Kashrut: Kosher for Messianic Believers

3 August, 2016 messianicapologetics 0

Today’s Messianic community widely believes and advocates that our Heavenly Father is  restoring the significance of kashrut or the kosher dietary laws, chiefly found in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14, to all of His people. Messianic Believers, in desiring to see themselves fully consecrated to the Lord, find a great deal of not only blessing but also critical focus, in how the Creator God desires His own to consecrate their eating unto Him. Far too many of not only our Christian comrades, but even Messianic Believers’ Jewish brethren, have not understood how the hallowing of something as seemingly mundane as […]

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