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Kashrus in America, Past, Present: and Future?

In this month of Elul, the period of personal remorse, the season of national repentance, and when sincere moral resolutions for the future are made on both, personal and national levels, I feel compelled to state the following. It is my hope and prayer that it should lead to a marked improvement in the market […]

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… Cut Once!

Back when the PETA video was first released, the response from the Kashruth organizations was unified and clear: PETA is anti-carnivore and therefore anything they say against Kashruth should be dismissed. Instead of addressing the issues that were shown in the video point-by-point, the issues we have already discussed were completely bypassed. The OU chose […]

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Zivchei Tzedek 28

“There are a few places that allow a non-Jew to grab the¬†windpipe and pull it up and to the sides … these actions, according to our custom, renders the animal not Kosher as we abide by the stringent rules and there is no room to deviate.” ZivcheiZedek28

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Darchei Teshuva 39:539

“Even a Jewish butcher that is not strict about Kosher and there is even a slight doubt, one should be wary of [leaving the animal alone with] him … in all cases, one should be careful not to leave the animal alone with someone who is not Jewish between the slaughter and the examination.”   […]

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Pitchei Teshuva 23:10

“The Chatam Sofer brings one idea to allow one to cut with scissors the ‘sign’ that had not been sliced with the Shechita, but he writes that this is not an acceptable idea and even though a scissoring action is very different from an ax one should never rely on this idea for Halachic purposes.” […]

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