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Amphibians and Reptiles

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Turtles, frogs, crocodiles and alligators -- what can we learn from our amphibian and reptile friends? Find this out, along with fascinating facts, information and videos about these "coldblooded" creatures.
Like all reptiles and amphibians, turtles are not kosher.
Like all amphibians and reptiles, frogs are not kosher.
Like all reptiles and amphibians, alligators and crocodiles are not kosher.
Crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials (or gavials) are reptiles that belong to the group known as crocodilians. Crocodilians are large animals with long, lizard-shaped bodies, and two pairs of short legs. They have long snouts, tough scaled hides,...
Frogs are extraordinary creatures and among nature’s great marvels. Frogs belong in the class of animals called amphibians. These are animals that live both on land and in water. Most frogs have a sticky tongue attached to the front part of the mouth. The...
You have heard about “homes on wheels,” but have you seen a mobile home on legs? If you have seen the turtle, also know as a tortoise, you have seen such a home. The turtle’s tough horny shell is both its home and its coat of armor. The shell covers the t...
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In the verse (Leviticus 11:42) that prohibits the eating of creatures that slither on their bellies, the Hebrew word for belly (gachon) is spelled with a large-sized letter vav. How does this allude to our inner struggle against the evil inclination, whic...
I assume you are referring to the following incident related in the Torah: In the fortieth year of their desert sojourn, the Jews complained regarding the manna, which was the staple of their diet. G‑d regarded this as a “slap in the face,” a demonstratio...
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