dietary law


Definition of dietary law

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Kosher salt consists of larger, flakier crystals, named because of its ability to help extract blood and moisture out of meat during the koshering process of Jewish dietary law. Washington Post, "(Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)," 9 Jan. 2020 Sharia is not civic law, but rather a set of religious guidelines that govern an individual’s life and faith, including marriages, funerals, dietary laws and even banking practices. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "A Kokomo councilman resigned over Islamophobic posts. His successor has his own.," 18 Feb. 2020 Cost for event’s dinner and entertainment is $100 per person and dietary laws will be observed. Sergio Carmona,, "NA’AMAT USA gala to honor couple, feature Poway worshipper," 31 Oct. 2019 Many scholars, for instance, suspect that the origins of religious dietary laws forbidding the consumption of pig meat lie in pigs’ susceptibility to worms that are harmful to human beings. The Economist, "Animal husbandry Nematode parasites kill a lot of sheep," 21 Nov. 2019 Kosher dietary laws will be observed at the awards dinner. cleveland, "18 Jewish Difference Makers to be recognized Nov. 24 at Landerhaven: Press Run," 11 Oct. 2019 The night will also feature wine, cheese and special delicacies from the book, with dietary laws observed. Sergio Carmona,, "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,, "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,, "Pastrami revival? Wave of delis open in South Florida, blending old and new," 11 July 2019

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Dietary law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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