if at math.bu.edu
Sat Mar 23 22:44:44 EDT 2013
Appears to me that it is all about ingestion (eating!). It is my
understanding that there is no prohibition on keeping scorpion pets
(if in doubt, consult a competent rabbinical authority). On the other
hand, I think that you will be hard pressed to find a (legal)
restaurant in this country to serve you poodle roast.
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Mar 23, 2013, at 9:47 PM, Mike Burke wrote:
> It seems to me that if תועבה means "to abhor" or "to loathe,"
> that's precisely the attitude the Torah is telling us to have
> toward dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters, gerbals, gecko's, etc.
> (though the Moslems I've spoken to seem more tolerant of cats than
> other pets.)
> Is that what the Torah means when it speaks of such animals as
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