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    mybrother
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    I heard that the parah aduma near Lakewood gave birth this morning which in effect makes it invalid.

    i don’t understand exactly how giving birth makes it passul but it was very sad news to hear..

    #1089740
    popa_bar_abba
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    You can still eat it, no?

    #1089741
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Red meat?

    #1089742
    👑RebYidd23
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    How does that poor cow feel when you call a birth sad?

    #1089743
    feivel
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    Carrying the fetus is considered work according to the side we pas ken like.

    #1089744
    Sam2
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    Does it matter? We don’t need a Parah Adumah nowadays and when we need one, we’ll have one.

    #1089745
    mobico
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    I thought that we Pasken that the very fact that it was mounted by a bull Pasels it (“Alal Aleha Ol” – see second Perek of Parah), and the birth – or for that matter, the pregnancy – merely proves what had happened beforehand to Pasel it. Either way, why wasn’t it kept separate from bulls? This doesn’t seem to be rocket science.

    #1089746
    The Frumguy
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    mybrother:

    When you say “I heard that the parah aduma near Lakewood gave birth” do you have reliable sources or is it just something going around?

    #1089747
    Sam2
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    mobico: I thought the Mishnah says that Ala Aleha Zachar is Kasher, He’elah Aleha Zachar is Passul because then it did Melacha for the owner.

    #1089748
    Curiosity
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    I’m still not sure what all the hype was about. Look up “highland cattle” for thousands of red heifers. The supposed parah adumah near Lakewood didn’t look any different than regular highland cattle specimens; though it is mixed with another breed – Angus, if I recall.

    #1089749
    yehudayona
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    OK, so I looked at pictures of highland cattle. If you tie back the hair in their faces so they can see where they’re going, would the string passul her?

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