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Is Turkey Kosher?

By: Rabbi Ari Z. Zivotofsky,** Ph.D.

reprinted with permission from  The Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society,  Spring 1998, Vol. 35:79-110, published by The Rabbi Jacob Joseph (RJJ) School of Staten Island.

 
** Rabbi Zivotofsky is an IRTA fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. The author wishes to acknowledge a large debt of gratitude to Stanley Searles, Curator of Birds at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Dr. Doni Zivotofsky, DVM, Prof. Marc Shapiro, Ph.D. and an "anonymous consultant". In addition, thanks are due to: Rabbi Moshe Bleich, Rabbi Michael Broyde, Rabbi Reuven Halpern, Dr. Ari Y. Greenspan, Prof. Karla Goldman, Rabbi Yehuda Kelemer, Avi Pollak, and my father, Dr. Bernard Zivotofsky, Ph.D.

INTRODUCTION:

KASHRUT OF BIRDS - THE BIBLICAL STORY:

KASHRUT OF BIRDS - THE RABBINIC STORY:

KASHRUT OF BIRDS - THE NEED FOR A MESORAH:

MESORAHS: TRANSMITTING, MAKING, APPLYING, AND AMENDING:

KASHRUT OF THE TURKEY


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