The Camel, The Hare, And The Hyrax

The Camel The Hare And The Hyrax What makes an animal kosher Clearly a simple question apparently not according to Rabbi Nosson Slifkin the Zoo Rabbi The latest contribution in his brilliant Torah and nature literature series this

  • Title: The Camel, The Hare, And The Hyrax
  • Author: Natan Slifkin
  • ISBN: 9781568713120
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What makes an animal kosher Clearly a simple question apparently not according to Rabbi Nosson Slifkin, the Zoo Rabbi The latest contribution in his brilliant Torah and nature literature series, this fascinating work explores Torah literature and the latest zoological research to present a detailed and comprehensive study of this thought provoking topic.

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    1. BOOK REVIEW: "The Camel, the Hare, and the Hyrax—The Laws of Animals with One Kosher Sign in Light of Modern Zoology" by Rabbi Natan Slifkin. 2nd Edition. Zoo Torah/Gefen Books. 2011.The Torah gives a general rule for determining whether a land animal is kosher: it must bring up the cud and have a (completely) split hoof. If an animal has only one of these signs of kashruth, it is not kosher. The Torah goes one to cite four animals which have but one sign of kashruth: the camel, the hare, and [...]

    2. A very good, but technical discussion about the Torah's laws with respect to animals that have only one kosher sign and how they align or fail to align with modern scientific knowledge of the animal kingdom.This is not an easy subject but Rabbi Slifkin does an excellent job of discussing every possible way of understanding the issues. His conclusions may be controversial to some readers, but I think everybody should agree that his points are all well researched and are thoroughly grounded in the [...]

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