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So you never liked Eric Cantona then....

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Re: Kosher chocolate

I think I am getting closer to finding a part-time niche occupation ....?

If I stand at the cold foods section in supermarket and offer to divine with my crystal hanging from gold chain which foods are condusive to good health .... how much could I charge for this service, do you think...?

I could even, maybe, divine which things are actually real true "Kosher"/"Halal"/"Gozuchlii"/"Mbozogozzli" and whether or not they suit your blood type.....?

Would I have to pay AHV and Tax on this service?
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Old 12.09.2011, 21:04
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Or does the animal have to be kept alive while it`s blood is draining out...?
Yes, but they have to be anaesthesized in a few countries.
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Old 12.09.2011, 21:18
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Yes, but they have to be anaesthesized in a few countries.
Anaesthesized in which countries?

This does not apply to the countries with the most demand for Halaal slaughter, does it? Not according to a video posted here on EF a while back ... the animals in that were most viciously treated - so much so that exporting live beef there was banned, until further investigations.
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And chocolate?...Really?...If I handed you a piece of chocolate blessed by me, a rabbi, a mullah or priest, would you know the difference?...Would anyone?...It's nonsensical, IMHO
If I handed you a piece of chocolate, it would probably be EX-LAX because looking at the content of your posts I think you need some.
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Re: Kosher chocolate

I am glad I missed this thread...
EDOT I hope you found your chocolate!!
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Old 12.09.2011, 22:31
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Re: Kosher chocolate

What about dark chocolate kosher mohammeds
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Ha. What do you call chocolate Easter eggs and Santas, sold by the many millions?
I'm sure each are blessed by a priest too
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Hmmm... a pretentious communist, then...
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Dear EF

I sometimes eat cheese that is labelled as "Suitable for vegetarians", but I am not a vegetarian.

Will i go to Atheist Hell for this, or is it not nearly as bad as a non-believer eating kosher chocolate?

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Judaism: a 4000-year-old religious whim.
5771 year whim to be exact *pedant* forgive me
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Speaking pedant-to-pedant, I'm looking forward to reviewing your sources for this, what shall we call it, assertion...



No rush, mind; just whenever you have a moment
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Speaking pedant-to-pedant, I'm looking forward to reviewing your sources for this, what shall we call it, assertion...



No rush, mind; just whenever you have a moment
google: Jewish year converter (there are several)
According to the converter we are currently today : Eloul 13, 5771
Am I incorrect ?

Had to take a very long time, thanks, I found a little moment
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According to the converter we are currently today : Eloul 13, 5771
Am I incorrect ?
Ah, yes, how stupid of me - and a very happy birthday to Dick And Dora Adam and Eve; I hadn't realised they were Jewish
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It's maybe a little far for you, Edot, but I found this Geneva-based site.

http://www.comisra.ch/fr/services/re...s/produits.php

I couldn't find any for Bern, but if there's a shul around, I'd call their office and ask where to find kosher stuff nearby.

Edit: I'm at the Manor there quite a lot, so I'll check out the kosher aisle for brands next time.

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Re: Kosher chocolate

Smokey, Kosher rules may be found in the first 5 books of the Old Testament.
They're worth a read and make very good sense in terms of health and hygiene.
In an era before refrigerators and electricity, keeping kosher kept people healthy.
- washing hands and feet before eating
- not eating shellfish or uncleft hooved animals (risky on a hot day with perhaps poor preparation)
- separating dairy and meat (do not cook a kid goat in it's mother's milk) is just decent if you think of it

The rabbi doesn't only bless the food he also makes sure that the place of preparation is according to kosher rules and that the ingredients are too.

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Re: Kosher chocolate

Well, a rabbi does NOT bless the food. The blessings said have nothing to do with the food being kosher or not...

The rules themselves are mostly from the Torah, litterally the first 5 books.. but by extension, the whole body of teaching.

Some of the concepts are truly health-driven - in a time that is not today. Others, perhaps call for humanity - although I would be entertained in learning why it is more or less humane to eat chicken with or without a cheese coating (well, unless one doesn't like cheese), or why having a cup of white tea after a good seafood dinner would be barbaric. Oh well, but that is just me and my questions!
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I'm no longer looking for kosher chocolate, but thanks for all the useful replies.
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Well, a rabbi does NOT bless the food. The blessings said have nothing to do with the food being kosher or not...

The rules themselves are mostly from the Torah, litterally the first 5 books.. but by extension, the whole body of teaching.

Some of the concepts are truly health-driven - in a time that is not today. Others, perhaps call for humanity - although I would be entertained in learning why it is more or less humane to eat chicken with or without a cheese coating (well, unless one doesn't like cheese), or why having a cup of white tea after a good seafood dinner would be barbaric. Oh well, but that is just me and my questions!
Actually, as long as your seafood doesn't include shellfish, which is always forbidden, you can have your milky tea. Fish doesn't count as 'meat', which is a relief for those of us who love our bagels with cream cheese and lox (smoked salmon)! :-)
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