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The Torah prescribes which animal species are kosher by requiring them to have specific identifying signs. What is the significance of these particular kosher signs?
Shemini
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The Torah lists the different animals, fish and birds and gives us signs to tell us which of the many species of creatures we may and may not eat. As far as four-legged animals are concerned, the Torah gives a very simple sign: Those animals that chew the...
Which species of animals, birds, fish and vermin are kosher, and which are not?
Kosher Animals
The Torah enjoins Jewish people to eat only certain animals, which are commonly referred to as kosher. Which animals are kosher? Land Animal A land animal is kosher if it both a) has split hooves and b) chews its cud. Examples of kosher animals include co...
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With the exception of very few and specific communities, we don’t find that Jews eat locusts—and it doesn’t just have to do with taste.
In theory, if we could identify the 24 classes of birds listed in the Torah, we could eat any bird not on this list…
Parshat Shemini
Daily, we learn about new hidden toxins in our food. But does our food also affect us spiritually, influencing our character and tendencies?
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