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Weird Halacha! [Oct. 18th, 2006|12:33 am]
Weird Jews 2
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[ploni_bat_ploni]
How about this for a WeirdJews topic?

Back in the days of randomly reading the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, the following thought occurred to me.
Jewish Law is... weird.

What is the weirdest random Halacha that you know?

How about posting a Weird Halachic She'elah plus the T'shuvah, if you know one. If you don't, maybe someone else will.

The funnier/sillier/weirder, the better!

Who knows. Maybe we can compile our own Code of Law. Josef Karo, yo! Move over.
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From: ploni_bat_ploni
2006-10-17 10:37 pm (UTC)
Heck, I'll start:

She'elah: are one's own boogers (snot) kosher for consumption?

Heh. There it is. Out in the open. I've been wondering that for years now.
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[User Picture]From: bluejeanjexy
2006-10-17 11:26 pm (UTC)
no. Body fluids/products are not kosher...except boob juice.
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[User Picture]From: zllah
2006-10-17 11:36 pm (UTC)
There's a reply to that, but I'm exercising restraint.
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[User Picture]From: bluejeanjexy
2006-10-18 02:03 am (UTC)
Ok, you obviously want me to ask what that reply is, or you would have "exercised restraint" and said nothing at all.
So, nu?
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[User Picture]From: zllah
2006-10-19 12:36 pm (UTC)
knee.
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[User Picture]From: lelvani
2006-10-18 05:34 am (UTC)
Body fluids are not kosher?
So you are telling me halakhically I am not allowed to kiss my husband?
Are you sure? (asked in a seriously interested "could you tell me more please" way)

I grew up believing that human "products" do not fall under kashrut since they are not supposed to be food (leave aside the breast milk for this discussion).
*is confused*

A hekhshered bogy?
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[User Picture]From: gitl_eli7
2006-10-18 10:52 am (UTC)
i heard that blood from inside the mouth (like if you get a cut in ur mouth) is kosher, and blood from outside the mouth is not (like let's say if you get a cut on ur arm or something and for some reason lick it).
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[User Picture]From: lelvani
2006-10-18 12:23 pm (UTC)
It makes sense, but I suppose this is only applicable to somebody elses blood?
Like if I cut my own finger on a piece of paper I can suck my own finger to stop the bleeding, can't I? It would be somehow weird otherwise.

To get back to the original snot question:
Does that mean everything from inside the mouth = ok. Everything else = big no-no?
That would explain why is somebody elses's spit is okay, but not your own snot.
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From: ploni_bat_ploni
2006-10-18 12:53 pm (UTC)
That's really darn unpractical.
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[User Picture]From: bluejeanjexy
2006-10-18 04:59 pm (UTC)
I realized last night that my comment warranted some expansion :).
The way it was explained to me is that you can't seek out the consumption of body fluids, but sometimes it just happens, and that's ok. Like, if you have a cut in your mouth, your going to swallow blood, don't panic. But, if you have a cut on your arm, you can't lick the blood off. Kissing your husband is fine (and important!), having him spit and then drinking his saliva from a cup is not (disappointing, I know :-P).
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