Locusts, Giraffes, and the Meaning of Kashrut

The most famous Jewish practice is really about love and national loyalty.


Observation
Originally published in Azure Magazine Winter 5766 / 2006, no. 23
About the author

Meir Soloveichik is the rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York and director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.


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