dietary law

noun

Definition of dietary law 

: any of the laws observed by Orthodox Jews that permit or prohibit certain foods

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The word is used to describe foods allowed under Islamic dietary laws. Y.c. Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Effort seeks to build bonds between Muslims, Latinos, one taco truck at a time," 25 Mar. 2018 Critics of the policy said it had been intended to stigmatize Muslims, whose dietary laws, like those for Jews, forbid pork consumption. Martin Selsoe Sorensen, New York Times, "Denmark Minister Calls Fasting Muslims ‘a Danger’ in Ramadan," 22 May 2018 Partly, that’s because Jewish dietary laws allow fish to be eaten with either meat or dairy meals. Kimberly Winston And Yonat Shimron, Houston Chronicle, "Why do Jews eat gefilte fish at the Passover Seder?," 1 Apr. 2018 This in fact is the position of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch in his explanation of kashrut (the dietary laws). Rabbi Avi Weiss, Jewish Journal, "The rationale for the dietary laws," 9 Apr. 2018 From ritual offerings to dietary laws to prescribed fasts, food has always played an important role in religion. Maria Devlin Mcnair, BostonGlobe.com, "Is your diet a cult?," 7 Apr. 2018 Halal refers to food and drink prepared in accordance with Islamic dietary laws. Noelle Crombie, OregonLive.com, "Muslim inmate sues state over failure to provide halal meals," 30 Jan. 2018 The vow consists of not cutting the hair and other strict dietary laws to maintain a healthful state of mind and body. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Publix wouldn’t hire man with dreadlocks unless he got a haircut, lawsuit claims," 28 Sep. 2017 Historians have often viewed the church’s increasingly strict enforcement of its dietary laws as a means by which Mormons set themselves apart from the American society they were increasingly immersed within. Matthew Bowman, Washington Post, "BYU is finally selling caffeinated soda to its students. Are we supposed to rejoice?," 21 Sep. 2017

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