WHY ARE RABBITS NOT KOSHER?
Rabbits are not considered kosher in Judaism due to several reasons. According to Jewish dietary laws, or kashrut, only certain animals are considered clean and permissible to eat. The Torah lists specific criteria for land animals to be considered kosher, including that they must have cloven hooves and chew their cud.
Rabbits, however, do not meet these criteria as they have a single, non-cloven hoof and do not chew their cud. Additionally, rabbits are classified as rodents, which are generally not considered clean animals and are not permitted for consumption.
While there may be various interpretations and debates about the specific rules and reasons for kashrut, the general consensus among Jewish authorities is that rabbits are not kosher animals.