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A Taste of Text—Re’eh
Only if amibition is accompanied by integrity are we assured against deception.
Parshat Shemini
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...
Meet the Meat!
It's simple. If you want kosher meat, you go to a kosher butcher or maybe even find some in your supermarket's freezer section. But what IS kosher meat?
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...
Sept. 11, 1941: In Arlington, Virginia, the U.S. Department of Defense starts construction on its new headquarters, the Pentagon. On the same day, a new immigrant to the U.S., Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, later known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, writes ...
Jewish law forbids us from causing harm to animals. So how can we eat them? Whether you’re a vegan or a carnivore, there’s something for everyone in this second installment of Kosher Uncovered.
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