Keeping Kosher is not some ancient ritual. And it can’t be rationalized as a matter of national identity or even maintenance of health, because many non kosher foods are completely healthy. Rather, eating kosher food is the way that the Jewish soul can elevate the spark of energy within the eaten animal or vegetable matter. This in turn elevates the world and makes it a much better place. When this law is offended, not only is the world devalued, but the Jewish soul is damaged. Keeping kosher is a powerful spiritual lever to make the world a much better place.