Re: Are turkeys kosher?

Micha Males (
Sun, 25 May 1997 12:45:06 +0200

Aharon Wexler wrote:
> How do we know that Turkeys are kosher animals and permissible to eat?

Good question. Truth is that although most Orthodox Jews eat turkey - as it
has the requirements to be a kosher bird - there are those who don't eat
it. Reason being that it's not mentioned in the Torah & we don't have a
mesorah (tradition) to eat it. I have a close relative who lets his family
eat it, as he won't impose his own chumra (stringency) on them. However, he
himself won't touch it. Bon appetite!


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