Saturday, January 12, 2008

The prohibition against mixing meat and dairy foods


"Regarding the prohibition against eating meat and milk:

"Aside from the fact that this is a very coarse food and it causes great satiation (and therefore poor digestion in Galen/Maimonidean medicine), it appears not unlikely to me that there is also a relationship to idolatry. Perhaps they would eat such foods in an idolatrous service or for an idolatrous festival."

(Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed, III 48)

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