Why don't we keep kosher?

I have a friend who is a devout Jew. In daily conversation she asked me why, if Jesus was a Jew, we don’t follow Jewish dietary restrictions.

She said that in their teachings, they learned that Jesus said that He wouldn’t change beliefs and customs (other than believing that He is the Son of God).

These links should explain why we are Catholic and not Jewish. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.
Recommended Reading:
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Why wouldn’t Jesus pick the Jewish faith to follow?**
]* Why aren’t we Jewish?**
]* If Jesus was Jewish, why is there a Catholic religion?**
]* Search the online radio archive for shows by Rosalind Moss**
]* Holy Shock: My Conversion from Judaism by Rosalind Moss**
]* Heresy of the Month: Ebionism by James Akin**
]* Salvation Is from the Jews by Rosalind Moss with Roy Schoeman**
]* The Chief Rabbi’s Conversion by Arthur B. Klyber**
]* Further reading about the historicity of the Bible**
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