Are humans kosher?

bbickel@cris.com ((bbickel@cris.com))
Sun, 29 Dec 1996 21:55:38 -0500

No, I'm not thinking in terms of orthodox cannibals. But...
At Chanukah, my mother-in-law and aunt delight in telling everybody how,
when they were younger, they ground potatoes for latkes with a grater,
and never went through a batch without bleeding into the batter at least
once.

This is a very appealing thing to listen to before a meal, but the point
is: Would this blood -- or even the possibility of human blood -- render
the latkes non-kosher?

Bill Bickel