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Parshas shemini lists the nesher (vulture?) as non-kosher animal. But Ieshaiahu describes the future geulah connecting the tzadikim with neshirim (ישעיה מ:לא). Also, Sforno in parshas haazinu alludes this:

כַּאֲשֶׁר אֶתְפַּלֵּל עַל קִבּוּץ גָּלֻיּוֹת, בְּאָמְרִי "כַּנֶּשֶׁר יָעִיר קִנּוֹ" ,

(Moshe rabeinu) says: when I pray on regard Kibbutz Galuyos saying, "as a nesher that stirs up in its nest..."

It seems to carry a "negative connotation" in Shemini and a positive connotation in Sforno and Ieshaiahu. I feel like I'm missing something here.

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    The brachot of Yaakov to his sons mention leo, wolf, snake, hamor... Eating is not the unique criterion – kouty Oct 1 '16 at 23:48
  • Just because the nesher is not a kosher bird does not mean that its power and ability to flie high is to be disparaged. Consider "on the wings of eagles" as a mashal. – sabbahillel Oct 2 '16 at 1:15

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