וַיִּקְרָא / vayikra / Leviticus 9:1-11:47. Read it here.
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(May be sung to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot” – but it doesn’t have to be!)
Here are my gills and here is my snout;
What? You thought I’m kosher? That can’t be.
No fins, no scales, as you can see!
Chewing on my cud, so I’ll take a bow.
Yes, I know I’m kosher, so hip, hooray!
Please serve me up on your plate today!
Happiest in mud, so I’ll go find some.
Split feet don’t mean I’m kosher; no siree –
I’m sorry; if you’re Jewish, you can’t have me!
Laying dainty eggs that you love to eat.
My eggs are surely kosher, like I am,
So please fry them up – but skip the ham!
Wherever you turn, you’ll find us there –
Kosher animals are everywhere!
Hashem provides the best for us every day;
Just one request he chose to say:
“I care about bnei Yisrael all the time;
And kosher food’s the finest way to climb;
Nearer and nearer to be close to Me –
A healthy diet – that sets you free!”