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Why do you keep kosher (or not)? To what degree do you keep kosher?

I understand the basic reason – because HaShem said so, and it’s in the Torah. I’m curious more about what keeping kosher means to you. Do you feel you derive a benefit from it? If so, what? If you don’t keep kosher, why? How strictly kosher are you? No wrong answer – I’m just genuinely curious about varying opinions.

For me, I don’t mix meat and milk. I don’t eat obviously prohibited foods like shellfish and pork. But I don’t really look for a hechsher when I’m at the grocery store, and I don’t have separate dishes, two sinks, etc. It’s hard for me to put into words why it’s important to me. I do feel closer to God through my eating choices, but I don’t exactly know why. I think that’s why I’m asking this question.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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