Proof of the Mesorah

Mordechai Perlman (
Sun, 10 Nov 1996 11:59:50 -0500 (EST)

There has been some discussion here of the "Arneves" mentioned in the Torah
and that it is not a ruminant as we know it. Rav Aryeh Kaplan says that an
"arneves" is the "angora rabbit" whose wool is prized and that it can be
considered "to chew its cud" because it regurgitates its food in the early
morning hours and then eats it again. Nothing here about eating its feces.

Have a Warm Winter Z'man
Mordechai Perlman