At the encouragement of some friends, I turned some of my most popular posts into fact cards. Here is Karaite Fact Card 12 – regarding the fact that most traditional Shawarma is not kosher according to biblical standards.
Check it out here. I’ll find a way to give away these fact cards to readers in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
I would like to thank Jason Sutherland for designing these awesome fact cards. For a close read of the image, click on the file.
7 Responses to Karaite Fact Card 12: The Shawarma Boycott
Had NO idea…..I love these postcards! Shabbat shalom!
In Lev 7:25 isnt it only talking about the fat of the animal that is offered
as an offering?
I believe it is saying that *if* the fat is of the type offered on the altar, *then* you cannot eat it.
NOOO. I have to check my doner places to see if they have sheep fat.
It is only sheep fat, right?
Yes; only sheep’s tail (or fat tailed sheep); but the problem is that most doner places are not serving kosher meat anyway. And if you have a kosher doner place, please let me know.
Just curious, would Israeli shawarma be kosher if it’s not using lamb fat ? Honestly I have not seen the fat at the top of shawarma here.
Yes; but it is almost universal. Do me a favor and take a picture of the next shawarma stand you see.