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I just purchased a bunch of wonderful, charming children's books with a great message. My kids adore them. Somebody told me that they were uncomfortable reading such books to children because the characters in the books include non-kosher animals. This sounds ridiculous to me, but made me wonder: is there some merit to their claim? Thanks in advance.



AskTheRabbi.org answered:

Is there some merit to their claim? Yes, presumably as there are many people who are careful about such matters. Does that mean that you also have to be careful? I don't think so. There is no prohibition against reading books that have non-Kosher animals in it and if it is not your custom to be stringent about such matters I don't see why you should start now. 


 
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