Blood must be removed from kosher meat, usually by salting and soaking, before it may be cooked and consumed.
A traditionalist perspective Kashrut on gives us a physical sense of purity.
Moral and theological implications of vegetarianism can be seen as a challenge to the rabbinic tradition.
Modern Jews balance their secular knowledge and Jewish commitments in forging attitudes toward traditional dietary laws.
Reasoning from Maimonides, Nahmanides, and the kabbalists.