Storks: Kosher or not? Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters

How Rashi Got the Jews to Stop Eating Storks

A young rabbi in medieval Spain, scandalized by local laxness, sparks a bitter battle over bird on the plate

Rabbi Jacob ben Asher was scandalized when he found out his congregants were eating stork. “Don't they know the Bible explicitly prohibits the eating of the bird?” the young community leader must have asked...

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