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From the Chashash Terefa point of view, the unsupervised milk is better. Because nobody will try to identify if a cow is Terefa. Even if they decide to eat it, there are no verifications of terefot. So we have both Chazaka and Rov. The first is Chazaka, Milk cows are greater than one year, so they wasn't terefot when they born. The chazaka is a Chazaka ...


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All your answers are fundamentally flawed. First of all, what's kosher or treif is not based on looks or preconceived notions, but simanim. The OU, whom are in the hechsher business, writes: Rabbi Belsky was asked about a salmon (a kosher fish) that was engineered with genes from an eel (non-kosher), enabling it to grow faster. Kosher fish are ...


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As always, CYLOR but the answer would seem to be yes. Regarding Tapioca, OUKosher.org writes: Similarly, potatoes and tapioca are not considered kitniyot. Although today, they are turned into starch and are the basis for most Passover cakes and cookies, they are permitted because, historically, the minhag was to accept them. Also, a popular Kosher baker ...


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Any Jew, not necessarily a kohen or levi, can slaughter an animal, with few exceptions (Chullin 1:1): הַכֹּל שׁוֹחֲטִין וּשְׁחִיטָתָן כְּשֵׁרָה, חוּץ מֵחֵרֵשׁ, שׁוֹטֶה, וְקָטָן, שֶׁמָּא יְקַלְקְלוּ בִשְׁחִיטָתָן Anyone [may] slaughter - and his slaughter is valid - except for a deaf-mute, a shoteh [a person who exhibits signs demonstrating a lack of ...


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I just wanted to add another source that I have not yet seen on this thread. Tosefes Beracha (authored by R' Baruch HaLevi Epstein, aka the Torah Temimah) writes (Shemini 11:9) that swordfish are kosher based on Chullin 66a. Gemara says a fish that appears to us without scales is still kosher as long as it had scales while living in the water. Based on the ...


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Tl;dr According to most Rishonim, humans are not included in the Torah’s prohibitions against eating non-kosher animals, and there is no inherent prohibition against eating human flesh. However, there may be rabbinic issues with doing so. There is no unanimous consensus among later authorities. Rabbi Dov Linzer writes: Is human flesh kosher?[13] Halakhah ...


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If you ask your neighbor about this Shabbos lighting times - is it a Psak? But if you ask your Rabbi the same question? But if you ask Gdol Hador the same question? See, when does a [theoretically] Halachicly true answer turns into a Psak? (I served a prominent Posek R' Shlomo Shlezinger Z"l in Jerusalem for about 10 years and I saw him answering tens of ...


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The Shulchan Aruch (YD 100:1) seems to draw a distinction between a "בריה" (a whole animal) and "ואבר מן החי" by listing them as separate distinct entities: "בריה דהיינו כגון נמלה או עוף טמא וגיד הנשה ואבר מן החי וביצה שיש בה אאפרוח וכיוצא בהם" "A creature (that is, something like an ant or an unkosher bird, or a sciatic nerve, or a limb of a living ...


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