OT Food Rules -- was Teaching Dark Lord

deborah deborah at suberic.net
Thu May 30 12:54:20 EDT 2002

On Wed, 29 May 2002, Ven wrote:

|That explains it. This reminded of something I've
|often wondered: as new animals were discovered,
|particularly in the New World and Australia how
|was it decided whether they were prohibited or
|not? and by whom?

The Magids -- er, the rabbis -- of course.  They still do.  One
of these days someone is going to genetically engineer a pig
(which is specifically listed as unclean) with cloven hooves and
chews its cud (which should make it clean).  Whooee will there be
a fight then.

The rabbis of the different branches all hash it out in the time
honored fashion Jews have been deciding things since the
diaspora.  Kibbitzing.

deborah at suberic.net
Always remember to demand more of yourself than anyone else.  Otherwise you
become merely a tiresome rebellious young girl who wants that the whole
world should change to suit her whim.  The world is full of such as these;
most of them grow up at last, but they are not particularly admirable,
enfin.  They are against everything, for nothing. -- _Jade_

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