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Nikkur ("deveining")

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Nikkur ("deveining"): The procedure of removing the sciatic nerve as well as certain forbidden blood vessels and fats from the hindquarters of a slaughtered animal. In Yiddish, this process is called “traibering.”
Practical Parshah—Vayishlach
The story of Jacob’s struggle with an angel provides the source for the prohibition of eating the sciatic nerve of an animal. In this class, other complicated issues involving the preparation of kosher meat are also discussed.
The preparation of kosher food is meticulous: slaughtering, checking and removing of the blood, plus which parts of the animal may not be eaten.
Fat, blood, and cheeseburgers! In this week's installment, we chew on some tough questions: Why are some parts of an animal spiritually uplift-able and others, not? What happens if we eat non-Kosher? And most importantly - why should we care? All this and...
Judaism’s Food Obsession, Part 4
This concluding class of the series sets out to further the fascinating thesis developed over the previous lectures. Here you'll find a compelling and inspiring explanation as to why and how matter from a perfectly kosher animal are in fact absolutely un-...
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