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Is it possible that Judaism would one day allow eating pork?

No. Pigs are singled out by the Torah (Leviticus 11:7) as one of the unkosher animals that have a single kosher sign (they have split hooves but don't chew their cud), and as such, are Biblically ...
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Is there a problem with eating Gummy Bears and Meat together?

Here is an answer from The Star-K. Similarly fish gelatin in order to be considered kosher must be produced from kosher species of fish. The use of fish gelatin with meat foods poses an interesting ...
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During Temple times, who can butcher a kosher animal?

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 ...
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Is it possible that Judaism would one day allow eating pork?

There is an Agadic opinion brought in Or Hachaim in parshas Shmini 11:7 that after the arrival of Moshiach, the pig will begin to chew its cud, and will at that point be Kosher.* Until that day, the ...
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Can you eat roasted meat on Pesach Sheni?

Rasash Pesachim 53a writes that if a community's custom is not to eat roasted meat on the evening of 15 Iyar for the same reason it is not eaten on the night of Pesach, then they should not eat it. He ...
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Kashrut with very costy salt?

See OU.org that broiling is an alternative method for Koshering meat. The Torah forbids the consumption of the blood of an animal. The two accepted methods of extracting blood from meat, a ...
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Kashrut with very costy salt?

First of all, meat can be eaten raw (unsalted, unroasted, un-anything, straight from the carcass) after just rinsing it (YD 67:2). Regarding salting, a non-trivial number of rabbinic authorities (...
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The concept of glatt

See this article in Hebrew for more detail. The overall concept is based on Chulin 37b: (יחזקאל ד) ואומר אהה ה' אלהים הנה נפשי לא מטומאה ונבלה וטרפה לא אכלתי מנעורי ועד עתה ולא בא בפי בשר פגול הנה ...
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Is it possible that Judaism would one day allow eating pork?

No, pigs will not be kosher food, not even when pigs learn to fly -- well, at least not until the Messiah comes or science finds a way to change the pig from a pig into something else a bit different. ...
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Can one "pickle" meat to make it kosher?

The Rambam explicitly forbids this (MT Hilchot Ma'achalot Assurot 6:11-12) When meat is salted, it should be salted only in a perforated utensil, using only salt that is as heavy as coarse sand, ...
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Eating Meat: What Changed?

Ralbag in his commentary to Genesis 1:29 explains that nothing changed, and man was in fact allowed to eat meat all along. He quotes the Talmudic statement that there was in fact a change, and says ...
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Is being vegan "kosher"?

My answer will address both vegan and vegetarianism. The Bible is fairly clear that God's ideal diet for all of creation was vegetarianism. And that at some point He allowed the consumption of meat, ...
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Abel was a shepherd, wasn't it a crime?

Shepherds move herds. They help raise animals (which provide milk and wool, especially the sheep). There is nothing in the job description of a shepherd that requires killing animals.
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What does Exodus 21:28 mean if an Oral Torah was given at Sinai?

The Talmud addresses this issue in Bava Kamma 41a: ת"ר ממשמע שנאמר (שמות כא, כח) סקל יסקל השור איני יודע שנבילה היא ונבילה אסורה באכילה מה ת"ל לא יאכל את בשרו מגיד לך הכתוב שאם שחטו לאחר ...
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Is cultured meat Kosher?

In a recent article in Hakirah, R Moshe David Tendler (the son-in-law of R Moshe Feinstein, a Rosh Yeshiva in YU but also a professor of Jewish Medical Ethics and of Biology at YU), John D Loike and ...
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Eating meat prepared for Shabbos on the 9 days

The Birkei Yosef 551/6 brings those that permit it to be eaten. However, the Magen Avraham 551/26, Prei Megadim 551/26, Derech Hachaim 9, Mishneh Berurah 551/56 and the Aruch Hashulchan 551/24, ...
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What's the source of a custom not to eat meat at seudo shlishis?

R. Pinchas Zavichi quotes a source for this custom. He begins by quoting R. Yissachar Dov Rokeach who proved that the post-Shabbat meal must have been dairy in the times of Israel's wanderings in the ...
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Keeping Kosher and Leather

The short answer "Because G0d said so" The longer explanation, fills up volumes of books explaining "why" Hashem said so. You can start with Maimonides "Moreh L'nivuchim' (Guide for the Perplexed), ...
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If one makes a party for Bar Mitzvah during the 9 Days, can he serve meat?

Rabbi Daniel Neustat quotes the Yad Efrayim 551:31 and Divrei Yatziv 2:238 as permitting meat for a Seudas Bar Mitzvah on the day of the Bar Mitvzah. However, for this and all Seudas Mitzvah ...
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Eating a Yom Tov meal on Yom Kippur

A person who eats on Yom Kipour does not make kiddush and have two challah rolls, plus meat and fish just as any other yom tov. The reason being that they should be eating as little as possible - ...
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Is it possible that Judaism would one day allow eating pork?

Judaism believed that God commanded us not to eat pork, and that this will not change. (It is one of Maimonides' 13 Fundamentals of Belief that the Torah will not be exchanged for another.) It's true ...
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Why might someone not be allowed to have a meat siyum during the nine days?

The Aruch Hashulchan 551:28 writes: ודע שיש שמניחים הסיום מסכת על ימים אלו, כדי לאכול בשר. ודבר מכוער הוא, דאף על גב דבמועד קטן (ט א) מוכח דמותר לשייר מקצת הגמר לסיום מצוה, כדאיתא שם בבניין בית ...
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Worcestershire sauce: OU Fish? Can it be used on steak/fleish?

The OU site has an article on this. The explain: Therefore, products that contain amounts of fish that are not batel b’shishim must be labeled OU Fish, so that consumers will not unwittingly eat ...
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Where does R. Achay Gaon say it's a mitzva to eat meat?

Somebody probably meant R. Saadya Gaon - see R. Yerucham Perlow's commentary (aseh 95) who notes that the Rasag counts as a mitzvah "רחב גבוליך והתאוית תדשנה טובי ותשבע". R. Yerucham Perlow explains ...
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Why is the wait between meat and milk not halachically calculated?

Interestingly the Pitchei Tshuva on SA YD 89:1, in the context of eating meat after milk, brings an opinion from Beer Heitev shel Maharit that these could be shaot zemaniot. He quickly writes the Pri ...
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If we don't cook a calf in its mothers' milk, why can we use eggs with chicken?

As explained on Chabad.org, there are multiple reasons provided for the miẓwah of separating meat and milk, which is ultimately regarded as a ḥoq (Divine decree): Some argue that it is cruel to ...
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What is "Shabbes meat"?

Rockland Kosher calls it Chulent Meat. My butcher told me it is any sort of boneless beef that has been cut off to trim a roast.
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Can I plan to make a Siyum in the nine days to eat meat?

These questions are dealt with here: The Shulchan Aruch (OC 551:9) writes that one mustn’t eat meat or drink wine during the nine days. The Rema (OC 551:10) adds that if one has a seudas mitzva ...
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Does the Mechaber, banning meat at seudah mafseket, mean it's okay beforehand?

If you see the Mishna Brurah in Siman 552 he writes that's from the din of gemara,but regarding minhag its assur from Rosh Chodesh
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