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In order to render a fish kosher, the scales must be visible to the naked eye and they must be easy to remove from the skin of the fish. If the scales can be only be removed after soaking the fish in scalding water, there are differing views as to whether...
Question: Is fresh-water eel kosher? I know that the eel is really a fish, with very small scales and elongated fins, so shouldn't this popular sushi fish be kosher? Answer: Eel are not kosher, though they seemingly have both signs that demarcate kosher f...
"This you may eat from everything that is in the water, everything that has fins and scales... those you may eat" (Leviticus 11:9). The Talmud (Niddah 51b) says that a fish that has scales also has fins and there is no need to examine for them. However, t...
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