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Is bone marrow kosher ?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:17 am
by Hart60
Lev. 7:26 states -“Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings.
Blood comes from bone marrow so is using bones in stew or soup for the marrow kosher ?

Thanks,
Dan.

Re: Is bone marrow kosher ?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:10 pm
by rivka
Marrow is kosher. And yummy.

Re: Is bone marrow kosher ?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:15 pm
by Hart60
Thanks rivka, do you mean Marrow from the center of a bone or a vegetable marrow ?

Re: Is bone marrow kosher ?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:10 pm
by rivka
The former. Americans don't call the vegetables "marrows". We call them "squashes". (I first encountered "vegetable marrows" when reading Agatha Christie, and was quite confused.)

Re: Is bone marrow kosher ?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:46 pm
by Hart60
That's interesting thanks rivka, I thought bone marrow would have been non kosher seeing as blood originates from it.

Re: Is bone marrow kosher ?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:35 pm
by rivka
Only the blood itself is forbidden. Not the bloody juices that are left behind after kashering, and certainly not the marrow. Not the blood vessels either, for that matter.

See also:
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_c ... kosher.htm
http://www.koshereye.com/vip-chefs-food ... XrlW0p4-gA

Re: Is bone marrow kosher ?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:44 pm
by Hart60
Got it,thanks rivka.

Re: Is bone marrow kosher ?

PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:35 pm
by Enora
During shabbat dinner, it's fought over at my table... with a piece of challah to go with it and a dab of salt..

Re: Is bone marrow kosher ?

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 7:17 pm
by Hart60
It doesn't seem right to me, like offal I couldn't eat it.

Re: Is bone marrow kosher ?

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 11:14 pm
by rivka
I also enjoy chicken feet, turkey tails, chicken hearts, sweetbreads, and a number of other cuts sometimes viewed as offal -- and sometimes as delicacies. It's all a matter of perspective. And taste.