Why is goat considered kosher

Kosher and Halal - a brief insight:

Due to the ever increasing globalization, religious preparation methods are increasingly influencing national cuisine. In most cases, religious diets are accompanied by rules and guidelines that are shaped by ethical and moral standards. However, many people are unfamiliar with the background of other religions, so that this leads to misunderstandings, misinterpretations and incorrect applications.

In the following we would like to give you a brief introduction to the Islamic and Jewish dietary rules:

The Islamic dietary regulations are regulated in the Koran and in the Sunna. It is generally accepted that all good things are allowed to be "halal" and that they are medically and morally safe to enjoy. Forbidden "haram", however, is the consumption of intoxicating ingredients and unclean animals such as pigs. This is considered unclean both for the meat (wallowing in mud) and for its behavior (omnivorous - it even eats the meat of its own piglets). Furthermore, animals are not consumed that are slaughtered without bleeding. There is a special way of slaughtering - slaughtering. The animal is not stunned beforehand by an electric shock. With the help of a sharp knife, the carotid artery is cut as quickly as possible so that the animal does not suffer any agony. Slaughtering is an integral part of religion, without which meat should not be consumed. Contamination during manufacture, preparation or storage with a substance that is “haram” (not permitted) also prohibits its consumption. The peculiarities of the Jewish dietary rules are based on the kashrut (doctrine of the dietary laws). The basic idea behind the kosher diet is a positive attitude towards nature and the world. In contrast to Islam, "not kosher" is not synonymous with "unclean", but is considered inadmissible due to the exploitation of nature and living beings. The kashrut does not protect people from eating unclean things, but secures nature from the self-interest of people For this reason, meat is very rarely consumed in Jewish customs and only on special occasions. There are only a handful of animals that are considered "kosher" in Judaism. These include ruminants with split hooves, such as cows, sheep and goats and on the other hand poultry such as chicken, goose, duck and turkey. If meat is consumed at festivities, then only domesticated animals. These come from a species-appropriate rearing - hunted or wild animals are rejected. As in Islam, the animals are also slaughtered in Judaism However, alcohol or intoxicating ingredients are not rejected as a matter of principle. Another fundamental principle is the prohibition of mixing ens of meat and milk: “You shall not cook a kid in the milk of its mother” (Ex 23.19 and 34.26, Dt. 14.21). Traditionally, dairy products and meat are completely separated so that, for example, milk and meat are not consumed at the same time in one dish. Crockery, pots, cutlery and all kitchen utensils are also separated. Fish, fruit and vegetables are considered "parwe" (neutral) and can be eaten with anything.

Author: Anne-Marie Banach, Christina Plachta and Jessica Mischkowitz.