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Basically, the Bible says only eat it if it was killed properly. If it died any other way, you can feed it to your pet (i.e. you can derive benefit from it), just don't eat it. The same would apply to a cow that died of old age! There are only three categories of dead animals -- "kosher slaughtered"; "kosher slaughtered but it was going to die soon anyhow of ...


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The short answer "Because G0d said so" The longer explanation, fills up volumes of books explaining "why" Hashem said so. You can start with Maimonides "Moreh L'nivuchim' (Guide for the Perplexed), as well as all the books that comment on it. While one of the reasons for the laws may include the humane treatment, the laws of ritual slaughter are not just ...


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I checked with my LOR tonight about the tea urn and he said that while it would be good if no chametz has touched it during the year (and it was kept away from where there is chametz), it would be better to have a different urn for Pesach. The main reason is that it is quite easy for chametz to have gotten on the urn sometime during the year. I asked my LOR ...


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Kosher mammals (cows, sheep, goats, deer, etc.) and birds (pigeons, chickens, etc.) must be killed by kosher slaughter. So if your pet pigeon dies of natural causes, it’s not kosher. (In fact, if you kosher-slaughtered it but then found it had a massive tumor that would have caused it to die soon anyhow of natural causes, it’s still not kosher!) Kosher fish ...


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Yes. Goldfish ars kosher. You can even kill it to eat it if you want. Ritual slaughter is not necessary for fish (Rambam Shechita 1:3). Lists of kosher fish


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Every Kashrus organization has some differentiation in standards. Every one has stringencies that another doesn't have, and every one has leniencies that another doesn't have. The distinction between them, besides the standard, is how well they follow through and implement their standards. In general, the best course for evaluating certifications and their ...


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In order to look up kosher symbols, check out Reliable Certifications which gives the list by country. The two you are asking about are viewed as both reliable and accepted by most people. The Organized Kashrus Laboratories (O/K) 391 Troy Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11213 Phone: (718) 756-7500; Fax: (718) 756-7503 Rabbinic Administrator: Rabbi Don Yoel Levy The ...


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This is very common on imports from Israel certified by the Edah Hachareidis. The Edah certifies only staples for Pesach use. It is very common to see Passover cookies (matza meal or the like) in Israel with multiple Passover hashgachot and an Edah stamp which specifically states "For year round use."


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There can be a few reasons for this, but predominantly, it can be one of two things: 1) The original certifier certifies it year round, and did not do anything to certify it for passover, but the importing certifier actually did visit and make a passover run. The original packaging was left in place for the production, however. This especially can happen ...


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According to the 2014 OU Jewish Action Passover Guide on page 14 under "Libun (Burning)" On Line THE KASHERING PRIMER – PASSOVER 2014 A self-clean cycle of an oven(approx 850 degrees F) also qualifies as libun I have done it but it can also mess up some utensils. I was also been given this advice by the Baltitimore star-k, when I called the office.


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The Shulchan Aruch HaRav writes: סכין או אחד משאר כלים הצריכין הגעלה שיש בו גומא או סדק או נקב שאינו יכול לחטט בתוכן לנקרן ולנקותן היטיב אין הגעלה מועלת להם אם הן במקום שמשתמשין בו בקבע דהיינו מצד הפנימי של הכלי לפי שיש לחוש שמא יש שם משהו ממשות החמץ בעין ואין הגעלה מועלת למה שהוא בעין לפיכך צריך להניח גחלים בוערות על הסדק והגומא וישהה אותם שם עד שאם יגע ...


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I was told by R' Dovid Fink shlita that, speaking very generally, Ashkenazi poskim tend to require kosher certification, the reasoning being that the standards of kosher might be different from your own. Sefardi poskim, on the other hand, tend to consider a restaurant kosher if there is a visible observant Jew working there, exactly as you describe. As ...


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How do you know who the restaurant owner is or if he is trustworthy? If you meet a stranger and he invites you to his house, how do you even know that he keeps kosher. It used to be that there were stores which everyone knew were kosher because of the reputation of the owner. Nowadays, stores are owned by people who may or may not be trustworthy (or ...


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Rama on Yoreh De'ah 13:1 says that it is forbidden to eat a fish while it's alive due to it being disgusting. (Baal Teshakzu) Mishna Torah Hilchos Shechita 1:4 says it is permitted to eat live fish.



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