Why Keep Kosher? Understanding the Sources
- 41 min 9 sec
An introduction to Judaism class given at Congregation Ahavas Yisrael explaining the reasons behind mitzvos in general and kashrus in particular. In response to the question that was asked regarding the kashrus of swordfish; According to the Daf HaKashrus of the OU, some say that the swordfish has scales that are embedded to such an extent that it is impossible to remove them without making a hole. Others say that the swordfish has kosher scales on parts of its body which fall off during its development. Still others claim that it may have some kosher scales even at the time of harvest. The OU traditionally treats swordfish as non-kosher.