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All food was lawful to the Children of Israel, except what Israel Made unlawful for itself, before the Law (of Moses) was revealed. Say: “Bring ye the Law and study it, if ye be men of truth.”

According to Bayan ul Quran,

Prophet Jacob (AS) did not eat certain things because he did not liked them or
abstained from them because of an illness. But the Children of Israel thought
that these things were unlawful and they also started to abstain from eating
them. One of the things that Jacob (AS) made unlawful to himself was the meat
of camel, therefore, the Jews objected to the Holy Prophet (SAW) for making
camel meat lawful when it had been made unlawful in time of the previous
Prophets. But Allah (SWT) commanded the Prophet (SAW) to ask the Jews to
provide evidence from their own scripture, the Torah, if what they claim is true.

References:

Ahmad, Israr. (2012). Bayan ul Quran. 3-Al-Imran.pdf (islamicweblibrary.com)

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