What happens if you accidentally eat non-Kosher food? Jewish Tiktoker explains

Orthodox Jewish TikToker Miriam Ezagui explained what happens if someone accidentally eats something non-kosher.

 TikTok app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021.  (photo credit: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC)
TikTok app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021.
(photo credit: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC)

Someone asked TikToker and Orthodox Jewish nurse Miriam Ezagui what would happen if someone accidentally ate something not kosher and if she had ever accidentally eaten anything not kosher. She replied in a TikTok earlier this week:

“Judaism does not believe in eternal damnation. It also does not focus on the negative but rather the positive.”

Miriam Ezagui

"Judaism does not believe in eternal damnation. It also does not focus on the negative but rather the positive."

"What do I mean by this? We don't follow the laws for fear of punishment but rather for our love for God and to get closer to Him. So if a mistake did happen—so let's say I ate something non-kosher or a food had milk and meat together, I would learn from that experience so I would not try to repeat it again."

What inspired Ezagui to answer this question?

Ezagui's video was made in response to a comment by user fanatic_fanatic who asked, "what happens if you accidentally eat meat and dairy together?"

TikTok app logo is seen in this illustration taken, August 22, 2022. (credit: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC/ILLUSTRATION/FILE PHOTO)TikTok app logo is seen in this illustration taken, August 22, 2022. (credit: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC/ILLUSTRATION/FILE PHOTO)

One reply to the comment, from Ezagui's father, read, "You turn into a blueberry. Like what happened to Violet Beauregard in Willa Wonka's Chocolate Factory."

@miriamezagui Replying to @jesslee0122 #greenscreen Judaism focuses on the positive, rather than the negative and punishment. Doing mitzvot/following the commandments, give us an opportunity to become closer to God, and bring more light into this world. #kosher #judaism #jewish #religion ♬ original sound - Miriam Ezagui

"Now, in case you were wondering where I got my dry sense of humor from, this is my dad," Ezagui said rolling her eyes.

One comment on Ezagui's video, by Lacey Frazier, read: "I have a lot of religious trauma from growing up Baptist and being taught to fear God, sinning, & Hell. I'm comforted by your beliefs in the positive."

Ezagui often posts videos answering questions related to Judaism, explaining to her following what Judaism allows or forbids in specific situations.