Monday, May 14, 2007
Kashrus Revisited:

The kashrus post elicited a lot of comments, much to my surprise.

Anonym00kie wonders why I choose to follow Rav Plony's rulings. I guess because he's my Rav.

Stephanie wonders if I'm confused. I probably am, but what else is new?

I myself wonder why I'm being so strict in the kashrus department. One part feels that it's simply because Rav Plony says so. Another part can't help but wonder if I'm motivated by guilt or by fear. Is this quest for kashrus perfection somehow tied into my childhood? And a third part thinks all this self-analysis is yetzer hara. I mean, it's not a bad thing to improve in kashrus. I don't have to analyze why I want to be more mehader with a mitzvah.

p.s. In Crown Heights, for the first time, I used a light-box to check vegetables. Now I want one.

p.p.s. The people with the light-box had all kinds of cereals in their house. Does G-d have a sense of humor, or what?



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