So the way I grew up, my parents and I didn’t keep kosher. At all. We weren’t super religious in general, and although I’ve eased into it a bit more (I enjoy going to shul/reading torah/praying occasionally) it’s not a super big part of my life, or one that comes naturally. Lately I’ve been thinking about keeping kosher. It seems like the right thing for me to do, both in general and as part of my next step into discovering who I am as a Jew. That said…I’m having trouble actually doing it. Most of the reasons people give are really religious and about keeping your body holy and all, and that’s fine for them, but I just can’t follow that logic. But then I feel guilty for only following ‘easy’ commandments and not being a good Jew. It’s like I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place. So, less-religious or atheist Jews who keep kosher: what are your reasons for doing it (or not)? If you’ve transitioned into it, do you have any advice?
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