Animals & Birds

Blood Meal Fertilizer - Is it permissible to use blood meal fertilizer on crops? Does the prohibition against consuming blood include deriving benefit from it, or is it limited to consumption as food? More »
Checking Eggs for Blood Spots - What is the issue with checking eggs for blood spots? If I buy a package of eggs which is certified kosher, is this necessary? More »
Consuming Blood - I was wondering about the Blood Libels that have plagued the Jewish people over the centuries. We’ve been accused of killing non-Jewish children to drink their blood. I have trouble understanding this, as I always thought that the Torah forbids… More »
Glatt Kosher Meaning, “Treif” - I often see foods and establishments advertised as “glatt kosher.” I know what kosher is, but what is glatt kosher? More »
Halal Meat - I try to buy kosher meat, but it’s not so easily available in my area. There is, however, a Muslim population in my city. I know that they also have some form of religious supervision of meat. What is the… More »
Is Turkey Kosher? - I have heard that there are some Jews who do not consider turkey kosher. Can you tell me the reason for this? As far as I know, turkey with kosher certification is widely available. More »
Kosher Species - Has anyone ever published an exhaustive list of all the kosher species? More »
No Pork - What’s the big deal about Jews not eating pork? It’s actually more healthy than the chopped liver and pastrami that you find in a Jewish delicatessen. So what’s the problem? More »
Signs of Kosher Animals - When God spoke about kosher animals in the Torah, why does it only list the animals known to the people at that time? It never mentions any animals in Africa like the hippo or giraffe. More »
Welcoming Guests - I'm a recent convert to Judaism, and one of the things that impresses me the most about the Jewish community is the way people have so generously opened their homes to me as a guest for Shabbat and holiday meals.… More »
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