Milk and Meat in Jewish Law

Milk And Meat In Jewish Law

Mixtures of milk and meat (Hebrew: בשר בחלב‎, basar bechalav, literally "meat in milk") are prohibited according to Jewish law. This dietary law, basic to kashrut, is based on a verse in the Book of Exodus, which forbids "boiling a (kid) goat in its mother's milk". The prohibition appears again in Deuteronomy.

According to the Talmud, these almost identical references are the basis for three distinct dietary laws:

  • the prohibition against cooking a mixture of milk and meat
  • the prohibition against eating a cooked mixture of milk and meat
  • the prohibition against deriving any benefit from a cooked mixture of milk and meat.

Read more about Milk And Meat In Jewish Law:  Background, Explanation of Biblical Law, The Term "g'di", The Term "halev Imo", The Term "bishul", Three Distinct Laws, Stringencies and Leniencies, Classification of Foods, Minuscule Quantities, Dishes and Cooking Utensils, Physical Proximity, Problem of Sequential Foods, Eating Dairy After Meat, Eating Meat After Dairy, Eating Dairy/meat After Eating Dairy/meat Dishes, Microwave Cooking

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