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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Abel was a shepherd, wasn't it a crime?

People were vegetarians before the flood; the change is noted in Gen 9. But food isn't the only use for sheep. Hevel probably kept sheep for wool, since after the expulsion from the garden (Gen 3:23)...
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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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In vitro meat -- further questions

According to the source in this answer to that question, Rabbi Menachem Genack of the OU had been quoted as saying The tissue samples would have to come from an animal that had been slaughtered ...
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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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