Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Heron: A Decidedly Non-Kosher Bird

The heron is listed in the Torah as a non-kosher bird. Now, while we may not know the ultimate reasons behind the dietary laws, many have pointed out that predatory animals are, on the whole, non-kosher. (In fact, predatory birds are by definition non-kosher.) If you ever wondered why the graceful heron appears on this list, the following picture dramatically shows why.

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Anonymous said...

The Heron is the Chasida, or is that the stork?

Natan Slifkin said...

The stork is chasidah. The heron is anafah.

Anonymous said...

I know I'm going to sound like a girl but I am... aaaaaaaaaw! the poor rabbit!!!!

"Nature red in tooth and claw" - it's too easy to forget that.