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#1 of 8 Old 10-17-2006, 12:05 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi, just wondering a question. Assuming a kosher animal was killed in a kosher way and drained properly, etc. (I'm not Jewish and don't know any word except kosher), would eating it raw be kosher?
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I gotta know why you're asking. I'm picturing a ceviche and sushi themed bar mitzvah reception.
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No interesting bar mitzvah (mitzvot?) receptions.

I'm explaining with trepidation. I'm LDS (Mormon). We believe our Book of Mormon to be scripture given by God to prophets and written on plates. It describes a family that leaves Jerusalem and lives in the wilderness for a number of years. Part of the time, the Lord tells them to eat meat uncooked. I was just wondering how that would line up with kosher food laws (if not, that would explain why this comes across as such an act of faith).

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There's no Halachic reason that meat MUST be cooked in order to be kosher, with the exception of liver (it has to be broiled to get the maximum amount of blood out of it before consuming.) All other meats can be kashered either by broiling or by soaking and salting. I'm not sure exactly how to do this as I've always purchased kosher meat prepackaged, already soaked and salted and rinsed, and then of course I rinse again before cooking.

I don't think I'd be comfortable (from a health and safety standpoint) eating raw kosher meat that I buy in the supermarket. Maybe if I bought a live cow or goat, had it slaughtered, soaked and salted it myself and ate some of it raw while it was still fresh? Ugh- still sounds nasty to me. I don't think I'll try it.

Maybe it was just an act of faith because meat is usually consumed cooked and it's hard to drastically change your eating habits? Or perhaps there were health and/or safety concerns with raw meat?

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Q: May raw meat be eaten?

A: Yes. Kashering is not necessary; simply wash the raw meat or chicken in cold water to remove the blood on the surface.171

http://www.shemayisrael.co.il/j/keep...her/chap1.html
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Ah, interesting reason for asking. I'd imagine that in pre-refrigeration days eating raw meat was a fairly dicey proposition.
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Dicey, unless you ate it raw freshly killed, right? (Drained, washed, etc.)

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I tried following the link by Momma Verdi and it wouldn't connect.  Does anyone have any other links on the topic?  This is something I am investigating right now.

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