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Is Animal Hide Considered as Meat?

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

Divine Code for October 25, 2022

Today: Pages 251-252

From 2:9 -- 2:12

An animal's hide is not considered as meat, and the prohibition against eating meat from a living animal does not apply to it. This applies even if one cooked it thoroughly with spices. However, soft skin, which is edible like meat, is included in the prohibition.

Included in the category of soft skin that is forbidden to be eaten if removed from a living creature is skin from: domesticated pigs, the hump of a young camel that has never carried a load, the area round the genitals of a female animal, the soft area on the underneath part of the tail, and a fetus. These types of skin are considered as meat provided one eats them while they are soft. If the skin has already been processed and it has become hard, it is no longer considered as meat, and one is not liable for punishment for eating it if it was removed from a living animal (although it is not permitted).

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