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 night will also feature wine, cheese and special delicacies from the book, with dietary laws observed. Sergio Carmona, sun-sentinel.com, "Outreach available for Russian Jews living in South Florida," 6 Sep. 2019 Eleff, however, was concerned about the plane’s several dozen passengers who keep kosher (that is, according to Judaism’s dietary laws). Susan Glaser, cleveland.com, "After flight from Israel diverted to Cleveland Hopkins, this Clevelander made sure no passengers went hungry," 2 Aug. 2019 The restaurant abides by Jewish dietary law (no cheese or dairy products mixed with meat) and observes the Jewish sabbath (closed Friday evenings and Saturdays). Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Pastrami revival? Wave of delis open in South Florida, blending old and new," 11 July 2019 Outback’s menu is pork-free in Malaysia Malaysia is the only primarily-Muslim country the chain operates in, and Bloomin’ Brands removed all pork from the Outback menu there to adhere to dietary laws. Fox News, "How they make a Bloomin' Onion and other Outback Steakhouse secrets," 11 Nov. 2015 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

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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