Cramer, Mad Money, and SPAM
by James Denison - 5/23/12 3:23 PM
Tonight Cramer had a big segment on Hormel foods and their SPAM product, which has been around long as I can remember. We used to slice it and brown in a skillet. I saw there were several varieties now. What got me curious though is Cramer is Jewish and he was going on about "yummy" and pretended to eat some out of the can.
I used to work for a Jewish grocery and I remember the owner didn't follow the dietary laws, so I'm thinking Cramer doesn't either. I'm wondering what the ecumenical thought process is on that for those Jewish people who don't follow the Kosher rules?
Are they following the Pauline principle which was to live like a Jew while in Israel, but as a Gentile when outside of his homeland? If anyone understood Moses Law it would be Paul who trained among the strictest Jewish group of his day.
It got me to thinking if the Kosher laws actually were intended by God for Jews to follow at all when outside of their traditional homeland? After all, those laws were mainly concerned with ritual cleanliness for a right to enter the Temple grounds as I recall.
In Israel, (Judah) Gentiles were allowed under the Mosaic Law to eat foods that were forbidden to Jews living there. Those same Gentiles however could become proselytes and be added to the Jewish nation as citizens.
Perhaps having Kosher applied to Jews outside of Israel was never intended by Moses Law?
I could see some Jews following that thought and only restricting themselves to Kosher when visiting or living within the borders of Israel.