Animals that have cloven hoofs and chew their cud, such as lambs are regarded as kosher, but pork is not, pork is not permitted to be eaten
Animals have to be slaughtered by a trained person to minimize the amount of pain. Blood also needs to be drained from the meat because it contains the life of an animal. This is mainly done to show respect for God’s creations
Meat and dairy products cannot be eaten together and a kosher household must have two sets of utensils and plates to keep meat and dairy products separate.
This was first derived from the passage “You shall not cook a kid in its mother’s milk,” (Ex 23:19, 34:26, Deut 14:21 )
Power to govern by a system was not vested in the hands of the king. It was left to the Sanhedrin ( the Jewish supreme court) to interpret the laws of the torah and apply them fairly.
Loving your neighbor as yourself is a biblical instruction.
Man was created in the image of God, and so individuals must be treated with the utmost respect and honor. Ignorance and intolerance darken the world but understanding and love bring light and help to restore the world.
the Hebrew term tzedakah is used to describe charitable acts and it is seen as the duty to every person to share what god has given them. Every week before the start of Shabbat, coins are dropped into the charity box and on festivals such as purim, collections are taken to various charities. According to maimonides , the best act of tzedakah is helping someone to help themselves by teaching them a skill.
“ I am a Jew because in every place where there is suffering the Jew weeps. I am a Jew because at every time when despair cries out, the Jew hopes” Edmond Fleg (1874-1963)”
The importance of knowledge is stressed by the torah
Education is not only seen as a means of achieving a worthwhile career but also as a way of teaching children how to behave correctly. The torah says it is the duty of every individual to pursue a good quality of life, while being respectful to others and not following the path of greed.
Overall, homosexuality is considered sinful in the fact that in the book of Genesis, marriage or sexual intercourse is between a man and a woman (Adam and Eve)
The subject of homosexuality in Judaism dates back to the Biblical book of Leviticus. This describes sexual intercourse between males as an "abomination" that may be subject to capital punishment
"A man shall not lie with another man as he would with a woman; the two of them have done a toevah ; they shall be put to death; their bloodguilt is upon them.