[LMB] Plot musing on topic

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Tue Feb 11 18:17:26 GMT 2020

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From: "Marc Wilson" <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk>
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To: "LMB" <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Plot musing on topic

>I've wondered whether Kosher/Halal rules are like this: in a hot country
>with no refrigeration and no antihelmintics, not eating shellfish or
>pork makes a lot of sense.

The rules of Halachic Rules of Kashrut are a ***___LOT___*** more 
complex than shellfish and pork. For instance with beef, first the 
animal must not be diseased.
Then it must be killed in a ritual way by throatcutting and bleeding to 
death. Next, only the foreportions of the animal may be eaten. It must 
be less than ten days since the slaughter, and all the blood must be 
drawn out with salt (koshering) before it is cooked. I have no idea how 
that is mapped to Halal, other than both methods require the throat 
cutting slaughter.


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