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Could you tell me the blessing said on grasshoppers?

by Rabbi Moshe Miller

  

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There are several species of grasshopper which are Kosher, and the blessing recited would be shehakol ni'hya bidvaro.


However, I hope you're not thinking of eating any! We no longer have the tradition as to which ones are kosher (unless you are a member of the Yemenite or certain other Sephardi communities).


[Ed. note: also see "Are locusts kosher?"]


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Mitzvot » Kosher » Kosher Creatures

Kosher
Literally means "fit." Commonly used to describe foods which are permitted by Jewish dietary laws, but is also used to describe religious articles (such as a Torah scroll or Sukkah) which meet the requirements of Jewish law.
Sephardi
(pl.) A Jew whose ancestors stem from Southern Italy, Spain, Portugal, North Africa or the Arabian countries. (singular: Sephardi).