Rabbi Boyarin Teaching that Yeshua Kept Kosher

Excellent teaching that is clear and succinct in dealing with Mark 7:16. Rabbi Boyarin is on point! highly recommend passing this along to others!

Proclaim Liberty’s comment at 10:50 a.m. is terrific as well.

The point of the whole conversation is not to alter Torah, or to deny the tradition. The point is that we are NOT to set tradition ahead of Torah! (Nor are we to judge others who do not abide by our traditions…)

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6 Responses to Rabbi Boyarin Teaching that Yeshua Kept Kosher

  1. Rob Roy says:

    One important thing to note about Mark 7:15 is that the English word “defile” that often gets inserted here is highly misleading, because it calls to an English speaker’s mind the holiness laws of the Torah. But in fact, the Greek word Yeshua uses here is ‘koinos’ which most closely translates into English as ‘common’. It’s the same word that Yeshua uses earlier in Mark 7:2 when referring to the disciples ‘common’ hands. There is a completely different Greek word for ‘unclean’ — akathartos. Obviously, if Yeshua had intended to focus on the laws of kashrut here, the discussion would have been about *unclean* (akathartos) meats — not about eating bread (a clean food) with unwashed hands. Instead, the discussion focuses on “commonness” — a category of separation that does not appear dietary laws, nor in the Torah as a whole for that matter.

    In fact, so far as I can tell, “commonness” is a category of separation that only appears in the traditions of the Pharisees — a category we see in Acts 10 as well, where Peter won’t enter Cornelius’s house because it is “against the law” for a Jew to visit a Gentile (against who’s law?), and where God tells Peter “Do not call anything *common* that God has made clean.”


  2. paulettelindler says:

    This looks interesting. I have not checked it out, but thought you may enjoy it.

    Love & Blessings, Paulette


  3. David says:

    As far as I can tell, all of my Bibles include v16. But I note that all of the food and hygiene laws are based on sound science. All of them are so that we can be healthy. The Israelites did not know the science, so it was put in a form that they could understand, and follow. While I live in a land where pig meat is not (usually) contaminated by anything, it is my choice to follow the food laws, because I can see the science behind them. Clean and unclean meats, fish with fins and scales, it all makes scientific sense.


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