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Rabbinical Opinion About a Land Mammal or a Fowl that is Killed Through a Non-Kosher Neck Slaughter

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

Divine Code for November 2, 2022

Today: Pages 266-267

From 4:10 -- 4:12

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There is a rabbinical opinion that maintains that when a land mammal or a fowl is killed through a non-kosher neck slaughter in which the windpipe or gullet are slit, the lungs or the digestive tract organs are, respectively, forbidden to Gentiles as organs separated from the living animal. For since the windpipe or the gullet was slit, the lungs or the digestive tract organs are, respectively, no longer considered as attached to the body, but merely as contained within its body cavity (as in topic 2:5 above). According to this opinion, the windpipe and esophagus themselves are also forbidden, and eiver min ha'hai applies to those organs. The prevailing Rabbinical opinion, however, is that these organs are not considered as having been separated from a living animal, and from the outset the prohibition does not apply. Likewise, the prohibition does not apply for any glands in the neck (for example, the thymus gland) that may be severed from below or above by the slaughter cut.

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