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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Jul 13, 2014 at 03:33

I want to apologize for my comments on certain Jewish customs, such as those regarding the use of tsitsit. The background for this, is that I have long studied the Bible, out of personal interest; and have come to formulate my own ideas about what it means. Some customs, such as the prohibition of eating poultry with dairy products because it might be construed as "seething a calf in its mother's milk" (How does one get milk from a chicken?) have always seemed absurd to me. Nevertheless, rabbis and sages across time have diligently looked into these matters -- indeed, some have devoted their lives to this pursuit -- and have come up with contrary opinions. It's not up to me, to judge another man's religion, nor to vaunt my own understanding above others; and I ask forgiveness if I have offended any in this regard.

Sincerely,

Michael S

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