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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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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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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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How exactly are dogs rewarded with tereifah?

Rashi on Shemos 22:30 says (on לכלב תשליכון אותו): אַף הַגּוֹי כַּכֶּלֶב; [...] אִם כֵּן מַה תַּ"לֹ לַכֶּלֶב? לְלַמֶּדְךָ שֶׁהַכֶּלֶב נִכְבָּד מִמֶּנּוּ, וְלִמֶּדְךָ הַכָּתוּב שֶׁאֵין הַקָּבָּ&...
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Kashrut of unsalted meat put into freezers

In Halacha, as a general rule, when you have meat which is unsalted, you have to soak it into water every 3 days to prevent the blood from making the meat un kosher. My question is, according to ...
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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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Prohibition of meat and fish

Is the prohibition against consuming meat and fish together considered d’rabbanan, minhag, or some other category? The main reason I ask is because the status of it binding can affect whether one is ...
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What is the source and context of the requirement for “smooth” lungs free of adhesions for meat to be “glatt” kosher?

Firstly, is glatt kosher a strict halachic requirement? It seems that some are satisfied with meat that is simply “kosher,” while other people uphold a requirement that their meat be “glatt kosher.” ...
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Are there any requirements in Kashrut about how livestock must be treated/reared during its life before reaching the slaughterhouse?

Obviously there are requirements that it must be actually slaughtered by a qualified slaughterer, using a sufficiently smooth and sharp knife, and the animal must then have been sufficiently healthy ...
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Eating meat on Hannuka?

Is there a source to require eating meat at the Hanuka meal?
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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 can I buy kosher ground beef in London?

I’m thinking ubiquitous companies like the big chains: e.g. Sainsbury's, Tesco, M&S, Waitrose, et cetera. Or perhaps would it be better for me to ask on Travel Stack Exchange instead?
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What are the main requirements of processing for beef to be kosher? [duplicate]

I’m interested mainly in the most likely differences between kosher and non-kosher beef that one who eats non-kosher beef regularly would be likely to notice if they switched to eating kosher beef. ...
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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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Why is the beracha on meat 'only' שהכל?

The order of berachot before eating foods are as follows (Mishna Berurah 211:35): HaMotzei, Mezonot, Hagafen, HaEtz, HaAdama, and Shehakol. I seems as though the more חשוב the food is, the greater ...
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Bris on Erev Tisha B'Av?

I seem to recall reading/seeing that one cannot serve meat at a bris on the 8th of Av (assume not on Shabbos) but I can't find it now. Does anyone know a source that says this?
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Are separate glasses required for milk and meat?

It seems to me that there are some interesting things which are done in virtually every kosher Jewish home that may have no basis in halachah. I think that having separate glasses for meat and dairy ...
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Are kidneys kosher? If not, why so?

Can someone please explain why it is what we often see intestines and liver used in kosher foods, but not kidneys? Regarding the position of the organs, from what I can see in anatomy, the intestines ...
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Does artificial meat grown in a petri dish have the halachic status of meat?

Scientists are developing means of growing artificial meat in a petri dish. Does such 'meat' have the halachic status of meat? Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/11/us-science-meat-f-...
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Eating Meat that Wasn’t Killed According To Kashrut [duplicate]

Is it halachically permitted for one to eat pure meat, i.e. turkey, lamb, etc. even though it wasn’t killed in a kosher manner (Kashrut)? For example, store bought turkey breast.
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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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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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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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Bread between fish and meat requires hamotzi?

Shulchan Aruch, OC 212:1 (with my own loose translation): All that is main, and with it is a subordinate (tafel) thing — one says a benediction on the main thing and exempts the subordinate both from ...
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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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Does consuming raw meat make one Fleishigs?

If one is making meat, and while the meat is still raw licks his/her fingers, does s/he become Fleishigs (to wait the appropriate amount of time before eating dairy)? Essentially if we boil (excuse ...
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Keeping Kosher and Leather

I would like to ask a question regarding something I am quite confused by. Why is it okay to wear leather from an animal slaughtered not in a kosher fashion yet you cannot eat that animal's meat? To ...
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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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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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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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Making a siyum and eating meat during the 9 days

It's brought down in Halacha that if one makes a siyum during the 9 days they may eat meat. A person happens to have a siyum coming out now in the 9 days (he is only one daf away.) However not every ...
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How to salt a chicken at home?

I'm Sara Gittel from the Shtetl and I just got back to my home with my freshly shechted chicken that I had brought to our local Shochet. I seem to have forgotten though how to salt it. Can please you ...
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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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If chicken eggs are parve, is caviar considered "fish"?

Chicken is classified as "meat" and cannot be eaten with dairy. Chicken eggs are considered parve and can be eaten with meat or dairy. Fish and meat cannot be eaten together either. Does the same ...
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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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Is being vegan "kosher"?

Is being a vegan completely okay according to halacha? Even if a vegan is not eating anything traif (non-kosher), perhaps it's not truly correct because you are not following the commandments to ...
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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 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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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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Eating Meat: What Changed?

Adam wasn't allowed to eat meat. After the mabul (Flood) we were suddenly permitted to eat (Bereshit 9:3). What changed (ie what was the reason we weren't allowed to before, why are we allowed to now ...
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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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Why does a Meat Thermometer not need Tevilla?

In this answer, We were told that "according to the Star-K Tevila Guidelines, no tevila is required for a meat thermometer." Why not? From the Star-K's article on Tevillat Kelim: Utensils ...
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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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Is Basar Shenisaleim Min Ha'ayin still a problem?

There is a concept in halacha called Basar Shenisaleim Min Ha'ayin (meat that was hidden from the eye). Basically in the olden days, if a non-jew were to deliver meat and there was no siman (sign) on ...
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Poskim who hold chalita is necessary?

Are there any famous rishonim or achronim (outside of Yemen & besides the Rambam) who hold doing chalita to meat is necessary?
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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 ...