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Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
28-Oct-10 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: Thanksgiving historical corrections (USA)
Subject: RE: BS: Thanksgiving (Kosher cloned?)
I'm only 1 year, 11 months tardy in providing this information, but as they say, better late than never. I promised to find out if cloned meat, otherwise kosher is still kosher. I placed a call to a rabbi this morning, and hope to get a call back.

Meanwhile, it appears that such meat is kosher. I found this on two Jewish websites:

"A cloned animal is also born from a mother like any other animal - and since it is born from a Kosher animal, it is indeed kosher...A clone is merely that, instead of impregnating the female with a male, scientists take DNA from the original animal and put that in a womb for the natural birth process" This comment is about five years old.

Of course to be kosher for consumption, the animal must be ritually slaughtered, etc.

If I get a call back, I'll add that opinion.