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This addresses various halachic issues regarding pets and discusses what the Talmud and other sources have said about owning pets, then, as well as more current halachic opinions. It concludes that the general current consensus is that it is OK to own a cat or dog as long as it is not "evil". The main area of debate is what "evil" means, esp. regarding ...


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There are a few possible answers and facts here that build on each other: 1) A previous comment of Rashi just before on 75a, already spelled out the case by saying we do not learn out "from the red dyed skins of rams"..etc. because they did not need to be specifically killed by "shechitah". (Apparently they were not needed to be eaten or offered, but merely ...


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Sea Sponge does not have fins or scales so it is not kosher. Please see Vaikra 11:9-13. It says of all living creatures, not just fish. 9 These may ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them may ye eat. 10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of ...


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It does not matter if it is an animal or plant since inedible things are kosher I do not need to bring a source that a sea sponge is not edible until someone claims otherwise http://ohr.edu/ask_db/ask_main.php/127/Q1/ Now, food which even a dog won't eat loses its status as food. Halachically, it's no different than stones or dirt which are you ...



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