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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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Measure Twice …

In my last post, I went into detail about how causing pain or stress to an animal, immediately prior to or during slaughter, renders the animal unfit for slaughter. If one were to slaughter the animal anyway, one need not look at the internal signs of Kashruth as the animal is automatically considered treif (not […]

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When Push Comes To Prod

Judaism offers many fine lines for the brave to walk along. In some instances, such as the prohibition to consume mixtures containing both milk and meat, widespread rabbinical ordinances have been instituted to serve as a safeguard from sin. In many other instances the lines cannot be removed with such ease and it is incumbent […]

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Shechita Training Exam

A while back PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) released a video that documented some procedures taking place at a “Kosher” slaughterhouse. Aside from being disturbing (no one will claim that Shechita is not a messy process) this video was excellent at showing the many ways to do a non-Halachic Shechita. The OU […]

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