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The olive oil we get in the store is not really pure olive oil, as such it has nothing to do with that Gemara. Our "pure extra virgin olive oil" is roughly 30% real olive oil, the rest is made up of other cheaper oils or processed to change the natural taste of the oil. See here and here for starters, but this seems to be a well documented fact. In fact, ...


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As explained in What's the Truth About... Glatt Kosher the term glatt does only mean that the lungs are smooth and would not have to be checked further to make sure that the animal is kosher. BTW a giraffe is kosher as it is a myth that there is a problem because of the long neck. Actually, the long neck makes it easier to slaughter. The term has come to ...


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There appear to be multiple issues here Nowruz appears to be a religious ceremony (Wikipedia: "remains a holy day for Zoroastrians") and a Jew is forbidden to participate in non-Jewish religious ceremonies one of the seven foods of Haft-Seen is vinegar: if it is made from grapes, vinegar (doubly so in the context of a religious ceremony) is not kosher if ...



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