When we read in Deuteronomy (D'Barim) there are many commandments mentioned, then, all of a sudden, we come upon these words: "THOU SHALT NOT SEETHE A KID IN ITS MOTHER'S MILK" (Deut 14:21) and we might ask ourselves, what does this mean?
Traditions have been set over the centuries that were put in place surrounding this commandment. Many Jews will not eat any milk with meat, or any dairy product with meat products. Some have even bought two refrigerators to keep meat and milk products separate. Is all this necessary one might say? what is Elohim really saying in this verse? is it literal? or does it go beyond the literal to a derashic meaning?
THOU SHALT NOT SEETHE (or cook, or boil) A KID IN ITS MOTHER'S MILK
Has this commandment ever been broken? really broken? In order to really transgress this mitzvah, one would have to find a mother goat, take the kid goat and kill it. Then milk the mother goat and boil the kid goat's flesh in its mother's milk. Now, who would ever go through all that just to eat goat meat? Personally, I would prefer roasted goat's meat on a shishkabab.
So, what else could this verse mean. This could be a significant derashic meaning; "Separation between life and death, between the clean and the unclean.
the MEAT (basar)in Hebrew or "flesh" has always had the connotation of "sin". The meat or flesh, once separated from the bone and blood, becomes "dead flesh" meat that is left in the sun, without refrigeration soon stinks and rots, it becomes "tamei" unclean. Also connected with meat is a form of fat called "suet" or "Cheilev" in Hebrew
MILK, however, in hebrew is "Chalav" it is spelled with three Hebrew letters, "Chet' "lamed" and "Beit". A mother's milk gives the child "life" the two Hebrew letters "lamed" and "Beit" also spell out "heart" (Lev) so "life" is connected to the "heart" the heart pumps blood to give each living thing "life"
The words "cheilev" and "Chalav" are spelled the same, yet pronounced differently, So close together are "fat" and "milk" milk is a form of fat, yet it is healthy fat, yet on the other hand, it is a difference between "death" and "life"
So, maybe what HaShem is trying to tell us in this verse is we must make a separation between "death and life" between "kosher and non-kosher" between the "clean and unclean" between what belongs to G-d and what is of the world, pagan ideology, righteousness and unrighteousness,