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Four-Legged Chicken: Kosher or Not?

Turkey? Kosher. Pig? Not kosher. Four-legged chicken? We’ll get back to you.

That’s the discussion currently under way at a Jerusalem butchery, where experts in kashrut are gathering to decide the fate of a four-legged bird slated to make a nice schnitzel or roast. The chicken, raised in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim, may avoid a bloody end because of its extra appendages, with rabbis deciding its destiny based on the structure of its legs.

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