NEWS FEATURE: THE CUSTOMS OF RELIGION: Scholar casts a skeptic’s eye on religious practices

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c. 1996 Religion News Service UNDATED _ Charles Panati can tell you why Muslims are teetotalers, Jews don’t eat pork and some Christians experience a run of meatless Fridays. “Food taboos _ of the kind that abound in Leviticus, chapter 11, and Deuteronomy, chapter 14 _ are the means by which ancient societies maintained their […]

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