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Tuna and Swordfish are the same according to halakha. Tuna loses its scales when caught/landed the same as the swordfish does. But nobody argues the kashrut of the tuna. Our Sages have already explicitly declared swordfish and tuna kasher in the same sentence and for the same reason. It is consensus, not opinion. Gemara will opine like 'rabbi so-and-so said'....


In the Netherlands the kosher bakery uses edible paper stuck to the bread to mark it as Kosher. But their symbol is a Star of David, not a Menorah.


(adapted from a wonderful article titled "The Why’s and Whey’s of Gevinas Akum") The gemara in Avodah Zarah 34b - 35b gives 7 (!) possible reasons as to why Chazal prohibited gevinas akum: 1) R' Yehoshua- Gentiles make the cheese hard by using the stomach of a calf slaughtered in a non-kosher way. 2) R' Yehoshua- In the cheese-making process, ...


A similar concept is used today, in which a variety of symbols are used from various Rabbinical organizations to mark kosher food (bread included). Read more about hechsherim (singular: hechsher) here.


It seems that the prohibition does not apply to human flesh. My reasoning is that it is not mentioned in the Mishnah, Rambam, or Shulchan Aruch. All that is mentioned is beheimoh and chayoh (kosher land animals) and the possibility of fowl. The prohibition does not apply to non-kosher animals. If it did apply to human flesh, which is not kosher, it should ...


Adding to alicht's post, I checked Wikipedia's explanation of "matcha": Matcha is made from shade-grown tea leaves that also are used to make gyokuro. The preparation of matcha starts several weeks before harvest and may last up to 20 days, when the tea bushes are covered to prevent direct sunlight.[5][better source needed] This slows down growth, ...


According to the OK ("Consumer questions for the OK"), it would seem to depend on whether the tea is flavored or not: Plain tea does not require a hechsher, since it does not have additives. However, any flavored tea does require a reliable hechsher, because the additional ingredients may not be kosher. Many flavorings used in flavored teas are made from ...


The truth of the matter seems to lay in the science. Like all animals which are “non kosher”, rabbits can be dangerous to eat. During the warmer months rabbits carry certain parasites which are dangerous to humans. Not having a split hoof is an external identifier of an unclean/unsafe animal to eat.

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