Religion: Problem in Rationing

And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh.

—Deuteronomy 14:8

When the government of Israel worked out a system of meat rationing, no one thought it odd to find pork on a restricted list reserved for diplomatic missions and Christian residents. Most Israeli Jews, whether orthodox in religion or not, prefer kosher meat to the traditionally forbidden flesh of pigs. As the food situation grew worse, however, the supplies of kosher meat ran low, and the government did...

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