The first half of our parasha discusses the consecration of the mishkan, the Tabernacle, and in the second half of the parasha the Jewish dietary laws are presented. This suggests that kashrut is an attempt to expand the Tabernacle and its Divine service into our daily lives.  While Heinrich Heine declared the Torah was the portable home of the Jew, we can say that the dietary laws are a portable Synagogue meant to lend religious consciousness to every meal.