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Who’s Afraid of Impossible Pork?

What does it mean for rabbis to declare a product of 100% kosher ingredients treif based on name and taste alone?

Impossible Pork dumplings. (Impossible Foods/ via JTA)
Impossible Pork dumplings. (Impossible Foods/ via JTA)

In mid-October, the OU officially rejected certification of Impossible Pork, causing a flurry of contention from kosher-keeping consumers. What does it mean for rabbis to declare a product of 100% kosher ingredients treif based on name and taste alone?

In this episode, Yehuda Kurtzer sits down with our very own producer, David Zvi Kalman, to explore the origins of this rationale and discuss the ethical factors that weave through Jewish dietary law as the climate crisis careens us toward an uncertain future of sustainable protein.

David’s opinion piece on the subject can be found here.

Identity/Crisis is a weekly podcast from the Shalom Hartman Institute about news and ideas.

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