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Questions about meat and its derivatives. But for questions about combining milk and meat, use the basar-bechalav tag instead.

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Is it forbidden to bite off and swallow one's chapped skin? [duplicate]

Chapped lips can result in parts of skin that are uncomfortable but that can be peeled off. If a person with chapped lips has a habit of using their teeth to pull off the dead skin, are they ...
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What is the origin of the prohibition against eating live meat?

It's considered a Noahide prohibition to eat meat taken from a live animal. I often hear this is connected with Bereishith 9:6. However, after I read the verse, it seems to be condemning just meat ...
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Is the Altar of Burnt Offering for cooking or for consuming by fire?

Were cuts of meat cooked, was the whole animal roasted, or was meat put in the fire as a pleasing aroma?
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Cooking meat on Shabbat using Kinetic energy, or non-conventional ways

Putting all jokes (and Purim Torah) aside, a person successfully demonstrated cooking both steak and chicken using a machine that slaps the meat continuously (video here). Albeit they claimed it ...
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Can a Kohen be a vegetarian or vegan?

It's my understanding that eating meat for a Jew is optional. We are not commanded to eat meat but if we have the desire we may do so as long as it follows kashrut restrictions. On the other hand, are ...
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Kosher Pet Food

It is prohibited to benefit from basar b'chalav (meat cooked with dairy) even by feeding it to one's animals. (See e.g. Chullin 115b; Rambam Hilchoth Maachaloth Asuroth 9:1) Accordingly, are there ...
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Is fur fleishig?

Is fur fleishig? My thinking is, not edible -> not food -> not fleishig. But I dunno. (This question is pure silliness and not practical.)
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Fish and Meat only an issue until year 5000?

The Aishel Avraham - Rav Avraham M’Butchach - says that the the decree not to eat meat and fish together was only made until the year 5000, but no longer applicable after that. Where does he write ...
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Should one kasher keilim used with Hebrew National? [closed]

Do Keilim need to be Kashered after being used for Hebrew National hotdogs?
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Does one need to kasher a pot that is kosher in all aspects except that kosher meat that is not glatt was cooked in it?

If one does eat strictly glatt kosher and cooks non-glatt kosher meat in a pot. Later on, a different dish with glatt kosher meat is made. Would someone that adheres to glatt kosher standards require ...
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Why is Tzaara'as considered a Sakana?

The Shulchan Aruch in Orach Chaim 173:2 writes: בין בשר לדגים חובה ליטול משום דקשה לדבר אחר וחמירא סכנתא מאיסורא There is an obligation to wash one's hands between fish and meat because it causes &...
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What is the extent of the prohibition for Jews to cook meat and milk together?

If it is so wrong to cook meat and milk together, then what about cooking meat with milk-based products like yoghurt, cream, cheese, butter, etc? I am not familiar with Judaism.
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Does the torah prohibit the consumption of Raw Meat for everyone?

Backstory I am a Noachide who started to experiment with a raw meat diet, after watching videos such as this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-cuT7q1dZ4 It has certainly peaked my interest, and now I ...
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May a meat restaurant make siyumim during the Nine Days?

4 rabbis in my neighborhood have stated that one should not intentionally plan a siyum during the Nine Days for the sole purpose of wanting to eat meat. I think I have also seen this attitude ...
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Does the halacha require that even someone who does not like meat and wine must consume them on Yom Tov?

An often-quoted line, usually preceded by the words "The Sages said", is: "En simchah ella be-bassar ve-yayin -- There is no rejoicing except with meat and wine." I can't find it worded this way in ...
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Milk & Meat Tradition

At what point in Jewish history did waiting 6 hours between milk and meat become the uniform approach in most communities (or in some places 1 hour or 3 hours)? Prior to communities adopting uniform ...
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During Temple times, who can butcher a kosher animal?

During the Temple Times, for the purpose of consumption, can any Jew butcher a kosher animal or must the animal be butchered by a Cohen or a Levi? I would appreciate a rabbinical source. I just ...
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Why is the wait between meat and milk not halachically calculated?

Why don’t we use halachic hours to calculate how long you should wait in between eating meat and milk or vise verse? This would make a significant difference in different seasons like winter and ...
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For a person who doesn't eat dairy are there any halachic or health issues with using a meaty pot to cook all food and drink?

If someone never eats dairy (and won't be sharing with people who do), is there any halachic problem with using a meaty pot to cook all their food? Would the same apply to someone who eats meat, but ...
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Why only "Basar" Shenitaleim?

The concern of basar shenitaleim is that, somehow, kosher meat, unguarded and not recognizable, could be replaced with non-kosher meat. However, chicken, fish, milk and cheeses, and even vegetables ...
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Abstaining from meat and wine until shabbas Nachamu

I remember seeing somewhere that there was a minhag not to eat meat or drink wine until shabbas nachamu. Where can I find this minhag mentioned?
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If meat is proven carcinogenic - would it be permissible to eat meat?

Based on research by many parties, including the World Health Organization, it appears that some processed (and red) meats are (or may be) carcinogenic. For example, in this article on the WHO's ...
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Penalty for eating meat prior to it being permitted

Prior to the flood, mankind was not allowed to eat meat (Sanhedrin 59b, various other sources and interpretations here). During this time, was there a penalty for killing and eating an animal, just as ...
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Can you eat "congealed blood" meat?

I had read that when kosher meat slabs are delivered in a refrigerated truck, say, across the U.S., the meat must be hosed down every 2-3 days (I don't recall the exact time period) to prevent the ...
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What's the source of a custom not to eat meat at seudo shlishis?

Recently I hosted a traveller for Shabbos meals who follows a custom of not eating meat at seudo shlishis. (He would usually eat fish instead.) What is the origin/source of this custom and how ...
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Where does R. Achay Gaon say it's a mitzva to eat meat?

Deuteronomy 12:20, with Rabbi Kaplan's translation: When God expands your borders as He promised you, and your natural desire to eat meat asserts itself, so that you say, 'I wish to eat meat,' you ...
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Eating meat in ראה

I was having a brief flick through the פרשה of ראה and it struck me that there seems to be a very strong theme of eating meat - 3 times a פסוק mentions eating meat to your heart's desire (or similar) ...
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Eating meat prepared for Shabbos on the 9 days

Someone said that his rabbi (maybe Sifardi) said that it is ok to eat leftover meat (dishes) from Shabbos during the 9 days. Is this true? Source please.
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Are there any extant communities that would not eat meat from the hindquarters, even expertly porged?

There is a prohibition to eat from the sciatic nerve of an animal (gid hanasheh) as well as certain fats from a domesticated animal (cheilev). Before meat can be eaten, these must be removed via a ...
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Was Adam allowed to eat the meat of an animal which he did not kill?

The Gemara in SANHEDRIN 59b says: אמר רב יהודה אמר רב אדם הראשון לא הותר לו בשר לאכילה דכתיב (בראשית א, כט) לכם יהיה לאכלה ולכל חית הארץ ולא חית הארץ לכם § Rav Yehuda says that Rav says: Meat was not ...
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Can one cook meat and fish dishes at the same time in the same oven?

The gemara in Pesachim 76b forbids one from cooking meat and fish together because of danger. But can one cook meat and fish dishes separately at the same time in the same oven? There can be a need ...
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Remes - רֶמֶשׂ - in Genesis 9:3

In Genesis 9:3 Noah is told he can eat every moving thing that lives, but I have always had a problem with the translation of moving thing meaning every live animal. The word translated as moving ...
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Can one "pickle" meat to make it kosher?

Most of the meat koshering processes that I have read say that one should salt the meat and put it on a board to let the blood drain out. Then, you rinse off the salt. I'm wondering if the salting ...
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Can an Ashkenazi use Bet Yosef Shechita or vice versa?

For the most part, I gather that an Ashkenazi should not follow Sephardi minhag or vice versa. (E.g. - nusach hatefilla, kitniyot on Pesach.) I am Ashkenazi. I am somewhat "liberal" regarding my use ...
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What is the Galitzianer minhag in regards to waiting between meat and milk?

My ancestors were Galitzianer Chassidim, and I'm trying to figure out the minhag of Galitziana in regards to waiting between eating meat and milk. Does anyone know what the minhag is?
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What is the bracha for a deli roll?

A deli roll is a puff pastry dough rubbed with mustard and filled with assorted deli meats (usually pastrami and turkey.) Is this considered pas haba bekisnin? (one definition of this term is: ...
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Is cultured meat Kosher?

This question claims that meat cultured from a kosher source is kosher too. However, a quick reading of sources seems to indicate the contrary: Tur (YD 62:1): וכן בשר הפורש מן החי אסור אע"פ שאין ...
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Is there a prohibition on eating meat and poultry together?

Although I knew about the prohibition of eating fish and meat together, and also about the quite serious restrictions in my community on eating dairy and fish together, I had never heard that we are ...
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Parameters of the meat prohibition during the nine days

In SA OC 551 the minhag of not eating basar during the nine days is brought down. The term basar usually refers to meat or chicken but not to all fleishige products (considered fleishig halachically). ...
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Can salami mold make dry-aged salami un-kosher?

I am making beef salami, using kosher meat, and I would like to know if the mold that is introduced to form on the outside can make it non-kosher. Background info Dry aged meats take advantage of a '...
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In Parshas Behalosecha why did Bnei Yisrael need to cry for meat?

In Parshas Behalosecha (Bamidbar 11:4), Bnei Yisrael cry for meat in the wilderness. Bnei Yisrael had plenty of animals of their own. Were they permitted to eat this meat? Additionally, could they ...
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Does flossing make me fleishig? [duplicate]

If a person ate meat and after 6 hours (or whatever that person's custom is) she then flosses and finds minute traces of food on the floss is she considered to once again to 'be fleishig' ie need to ...
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What is the halacha regarding recooking livers?

Years ago, I would buy a box of raw chicken livers and roast them myself. On the box, there was a note that said that once roasted, it could not be recooked. Recently, I found already roasted livers ...
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Is halal meat any better than other treif meat (of kosher species)?

I know that Islam has many of the same rules about meat that we do, though also some important differences (like that they allow some non-kosher species). I've heard that in towns where halal meat ...
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Worcestershire sauce: OU Fish? Can it be used on steak/fleish?

Recently noticed "OU Fish" on Worcestershire sauce. Can it be used on fleish/steak?
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Which, if any, internal organs do Ashkenazim customarily not eat?

I am Sephardi, and being adventurous in the kitchen I occasionally like to prepare non-standard organs: lungs, hearts, spleens, etc. Occasionally I've had objections from Ashkenazi friends or ...
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Kosher or not: hind-quarters of sheep & cow?

Would some kind person advise me on the Halachic status of the hindquarters of a sheep or cow for kosher consumption on the table. It is my understanding that a leg of a lamb, for example, may be ...
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What parts of an animal require kashering prior to eating?

I assume that the reason for koshering meat is to get rid of the blood. If that is the case, if someone eats gribenes, which are fried chicken skins, do the skins need to be koshered? What if one ...
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Restaurant serving meat during the 9 Days

Can a kosher restaurant serve meat during the 9 days? Asked another way, can I go to a "kosher" restaurant that does serve meat during the 9 days, and simply not eat meat?
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Must one use a separate grill for meat and fish?

As there is a prohibition of mixing meat with fish because of sakana ("danger"), I assume that if one has a small grill, one cannot grill meat and then grill fish (or vice versa) without cleaning the ...
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