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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?


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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  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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