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is tilapia kosher

if kosher fish (Tilapia) was bought without a hechsher is it permissible to eat; if not, are al the dishes they were cooked in and served in problematic?

Answer:

It is permitted to eat, and the dishes are of course fine. Although it is always preferable to buy with a hechsher, the potential problems of a (packaged) kosher fish are few, and one may be lenient. If the fish was bought at a non-kosher fishmonger, the knife he uses can constitue a more severe problem.

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2 Comments

  1. Isn’t Tilipia a scavenger fish, similar to catfish?

    1. What makes a fish kosher or not is if it fins and scales. If it does, it is considered kosher and permitted to eat.

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