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Flesh With Its Soul, You Shall Not Eat

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

Divine Code for October 18, 2022

Today: Page 237

Topic 1:1 -- 1:3

Although Adam was allowed to use animals to make them perform meaningful tasks, he was not allowed to kill them to eat.

After the flood, Noah did get that permission. Eating the flesh of animals would give him extra strength to perform tasks. When this strength is turned into positive actions to improve the world, you elevate these animals to a higher spiritual purpose. Besides, it helps people realise that they are above animals and as such they should behave as a higher spiritual being. Thereby also overcoming the inner animal soul. However, this eating of meat does come with the necessary restrictions:

But flesh with its soul, its blood, you shall not eat.

This refers to flesh separated from these live animals, while their soul is still in their blood (and so they are still alive).

Note this is not the Jewish prohibition on consuming blood!

It is permissible for Noahides to consume blood that came from animals. Blood is not meat. So it is not included in the Noahide commandment which prohibits eating meat which came from a living animal.

Note that Ever min ha'Hai is not a Noahide light Kosher variant.

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Tomorrow: Topic 1:4 - 1:6

Brought By Angelique Sijbolts


Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners and intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.



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