Re: Are turkeys kosher?

Shlomo Godick (
Wed, 04 Jun 1997 11:02:31 -0400

Hank Citron wrote:
<< Aharon Wexler asks about the issue of turkeys being Kosher. While not
mentioned in the Torah, turkeys are considered kosher because we have a
tradition of eating such or similiar fowl if prepared in a kosher
manner. This is the acceptable position followed by most Halachic
authorities and so we find Empire in our midst. >>

By the way, the Klausenberg-Zanz chasidim do not eat turkeys. There may
be other Jewish communities that refrain from eating them as well.

Kol tuv,
Shlomo Godick
Rechasim, Israel