Contrary to popular belief, I am not "blinded by my Orthodox Jewish upbringing." I was raised nominally Reform Jewish, though I have leaned much more toward the traditional since I was exposed to it in college. I write the site from an Orthodox perspective because I think that's the best place to start if you want to understand Jewish traditions. You're never going to appreciate kashrut if you say it's just a primitive health regulation that was rendered obsolete by the refrigerator, as they teach in Reform synagogues where almost no one keeps kosher. Instead, you should try to understand Jewish traditions as they were understood for hundreds of years by people who lived them day-to-day. It's similar to the way we teach our children that Ben Franklin discovered electricity with a kite, George Washington chopped down a cherry tree, Betsy Ross sewed the first flag, even though most scholars agree that none of that really happened.