Judaism and Islam do not allow animals to be stunned before slaughter. Jews and Muslims are also not allowed to ingest blood with their food. What other rules must be observed so that meat is suitable for consumption? Can kosher butchering and animal welfare be reconciled? How do Judaism and Islam position themselves in relation to dietary trends that advocate consistent avoidance of meat consumption or animal products?
Aaron S. Gross
Aaron S. Gross is a professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego and the author of The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications (New York, 2014). He is the founder of Farm Forward, a nonprofit organization whose aim is to increase awareness of the ethical aspects of food, reduce the suffering of livestock, and promote sustainable agriculture.
Serdar Kurnaz is a professor of Islamic law in the past and present at the Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology at Humboldt University of Berlin. From 2016 to 2019 he was a junior professor of Islamic theology at the Academy of World Religions at the University of Hamburg. His interests include Islamic legal methodology and Islamic ethics.
The dialogical lecture will be chaired by Shlomit Tripp.
Dialogical Lecture Series: Kosher to Go – Perspectives on Religious Food Regulations (5)
Kosher to Go – Perspectives on Religious Food Regulations
In the dialogical lecture series, Jewish dietary laws are considered in relation to the dietary rules of other world religions (Christianity, Hinduism, Islam) and interpreted using perspectives from anthropology, ethnology, and the sociology of food. In this way, the origins and functions of dietary rules are examined up to the present day.
The Kitchen as a Substitute Sanctuary? Modern Debates Around Eating
With Kathrin Burger (science journalist and author) and Jonathan Schorsch (University of Potsdam)
25 Nov 2021
Do you eat Insects? – Forbidden Animals In Judaism and Hinduism
With Dr. Syed (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich) and Dr. Mattern (University of Tübingen), in German
30 Sep 2021
Between Sanction and Sanctification – Alcohol in Judaism and Christianity
With Jordan D. Rosenblum (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and David Grumett (University of Edinburgh), in German
22 Jun 2021
Kosher and Halal – Animal Slaughter in Judaism and Islam
With Aaron S. Gross (University of San Diego) and Serdar Kurnaz (Humboldt University of Berlin), in German
19 May 2021
Holy Food and Drink – Why Do Dietary Rules Exist?
With Prof. Kikuko Kashiwagi-Wetzel (Kansai University von Osaka) and Prof. David Kraemer (Jewish Theological Seminary of America), in English and German
22 Apr 2021