I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t really think G-d gives a crap what I eat. I end up keeping kosher at least half the time because I’m an extremely picky eater. There are very few dairy products I’ll actually eat, for example. There’s a lot more things I won’t eat but I don’t want to bore you to death.
Mostly, I want to share a cool story. So I had this amazing history teacher in high school who would spend probably 25% of every class telling us stories. One of her stories,for what reason I could not tell you, was talking about certain seafoods and why they’re not kosher. Her explanation was sort of like this
1: there probably wasn’t all that much seafood being eaten in the ancient near east unless you lived right on a coast( I don’t know about you but when I think of ancient near east, I think of desert . That said, I’ve never actually been to Israel so feel free to correct me on that)
2: seafood has a lot of parasites. It has a high likelihood of making you sick if you don’t cool it right.
Thinking about this stuff from an anthropological point of view is fascinating. Why would the people who wrote the Torah decide this is law?
Just my two cents for the day….