The Baffling Enigma of the Bowfin Egg

Kosher animal? Drink its milk. Kosher bird? Eat its eggs. Kosher fish—now hold on! Join Rabbi Eli Gersten, the Rabbinic Coordinator in charge of regarding the halachic policies of OU Kashruth, for a discussion of bowfin roe, an enigmatic fish-egg in the annals of Jewish law. Rabbi Gersten clearly elucidates the history of identifying kosher roe in the Talmudic and post-Talmudic eras, and explains why the roe from this kosher fish won’t end up on your table any time soon. “Tuna” in to a “tail” you won’t forget! If you have questions or comments for Rabbi Gersten please send them to: gerstene@ou.org

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