Inspired partially by that poor poster whose “friends” tricked them into eating treif, and partially by my own experiences. But seriously, why is it such an obsession? My non-Jewish in-laws always joke about giving me pork or how I miss it (I’m a ger), and it’s something that a not insignificant number of people seem to take an issue with.
I can hypothesise that perhaps it’s a more “visible” sign of Jewishness/refusal to assimilate, but who cares that much? Do they do this to Muslims too? Many of the foods considered treif are inherently unhealthy or unclean (even parts of my own family avoid pork), so what is so outlandish that as part of our religion we actually end up benefitting our health?
submitted by /u/ourobus