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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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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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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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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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Eating Meat that Wasn’t Killed According To Kashrut

No it is not permitted. Mishneh Torah (Maimonides), Laws of Forbidden Foods, 4:1 הָאוֹכֵל כְּזַיִת מִבְּשַׂר בְּהֵמָה שֶׁמֵּתָה אוֹ חַיָּה שֶׁמֵּתָה אוֹ עוֹף שֶׁמֵּת לוֹקֶה שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (דברים יד כא) &...
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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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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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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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Does the halacha require that even someone who does not like meat and wine must consume them on Yom Tov?

(adapted from R' Josh Flug's YUTorah article "The Mitzvah of Simchat Yom Tov") The Beit Yosef (Orach Chaim 529:5) questions the Rambam's assertion that one must eat meat on Yom Tov (still ...
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May a meat restaurant make siyumim during the Nine Days?

The Aruch HaShulchan here writes negatively about intentionally planning a siyum during the Nine Days for the sole purpose of eating meat. A siyum in a hotel/restaurant is discussed in Rav Shmuel ...
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What is the extent of the prohibition for Jews to cook meat and milk together?

All dairy products are forbidden with meat products. The law is that three aspects are forbidden. Meat and milk products (including butter and cheese) may not be cooked together Meat and milk ...
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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?

According to Rav Moshe Feinstein (Igros Moshe YD 4:6) it seems that using such utensils would be permissible without any kashering . He bases his opnion off the Rama in YD 64:9 which discusses a case ...
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Fish and Meat only an issue until year 5000?

I found it quoted in Shemiras Haguf V’HanefeshThe Mahashdam Chelek Daled Siman 124 in the name Sefer Hakana after the Year 5000
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Are kidneys kosher? If not, why so?

I found the following answer here: "The Torah commands us to abstain from eating cheilev (Vayikra 3:17). These are specific fats which are found in the hindquarters of certain animals, sheep and ...
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Why does a Meat Thermometer not need Tevilla?

The OU writes The general rule is that any utensil, made from metal or glass, which touches the food and is used for preparing, serving, or eating the food requires tevilah. Though a can opener and ...
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Are separate glasses required for milk and meat?

By way of background, one first needs to understand there is a difference of opinion between Ashkenazim and Sefaradim regarding the absorption and kashering of glass utensils. Some poskim believe ...
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In Parshas Behalosecha why did Bnei Yisrael need to cry for meat?

The Israelite's were definitely able to eat their animals (if the blood was sprinkled on the altar the meat was theirs like any shelamim. see chulin 16b). According to the Ramban (11:4) they didn't ...
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What is the halacha regarding recooking livers?

Answer The raw chicken livers you bought were around more than 72 hours after being slaughtered, hence they could not be cooked after roasting. The roasted livers you found in the store were roasted ...
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Can one cook meat and fish dishes at the same time in the same oven?

Many halachic decisors permit cooking meat and fish dishes simultaneously provided at least one of them is covered (SA YD 108:1). After the fact, it is permitted to eat the food even if not covered (...
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Eating meat prepared for Shabbos on the 9 days

This is indeed true although there aren't clear parameters (until when; only for seudah revi'it/melaveh Makkah, Sun. or later). The general permissibility is not a Sefard-Ashkenaz mahloket; it is a ...
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Is the Altar of Burnt Offering for cooking or for consuming by fire?

Whatever was placed on the altar was meant to be completely burned. Anything that was eaten would be cooked separately in regular utensils.
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Where can I buy kosher ground beef in London?

There's a huge difference between USA/Israel vs. UK. In the USA, the OU are on top of their game. Most stores in the USA, even 1000 miles away from a Jewish hub, have plenty of OU goods on their ...
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Is cultured meat Kosher?

The discussion of this kind of meat requires that the original source cells be taken from an animal that had been slaughtered properly so that the meat was kosher to begin with. Thus, it would not be ...
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In Parshas Behalosecha why did Bnei Yisrael need to cry for meat?

The short answer to your question is Yes. That is why they were punished for the improper actions and complaints. Beha'aloscha 11:1 starts out that The people were looking to complain, and it was ...
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Is halal meat any better than other treif meat (of kosher species)?

As sabbahillel pointed out, there's a great site that highlights the differences between ḥalāl and kosher meat. They highlight the various problems of ḥalāl that render the meat treif - i.e. it's not ...
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Is halal meat any better than other treif meat (of kosher species)?

This is from the original question that this was asked about being in a small community very far away (think Texas or Alaska and the distances between communities in that state) from any source of ...
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