• April 13, 2024
  • 5 5784, Nisan
  • פרשת תזריע

Kashrut: Swordfish and Canned Tuna

Kashrut: Swordfish and Canned Tuna

Kashrut organizations all over the world prohibit swordfish even though it seems to have fins and scales. Juxtapose this with the fact that in canned tuna fish you cannot see any fins or scales begging the question how the kashrut of such tuna be established? Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he examines the opinions of the poskim regarding the halachic definition of fins and scales and the status of swordfish.

June 26, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kashrut: Swordfish and Canned Tuna: Kashrut: Swordfish and Canned Tuna
Class description

In our first session of this miniseries, we will survey the opinions of the poskim regarding the kashrut of swordfish.

The controversy over swordfish reveals fundamental principles governing the role of mysticism and the role of science in determining halacha.

Sources both in WORD format and pdf are available through the links.

In class we will translate and explain these sources.

(Next week: canned or tinned fish where neither scales nor fins are visible.)

 

July 3, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kashrut: Swordfish and Canned Tuna: Kashrut: Swordfish and Canned Tuna
Class description

Canned or tinned tuna fish (or any other fish fillet) has no visible scales or fins.

Can we rely on the manufacturer’s claim that the fish is of a kosher species that has scales and fins?

Sources are available through the links.

 

In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertᅠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.