923 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Parshat Shmini: The Other Other White Meat

Parshat Shmini: The Other Other White Meat
Leviticus 11:21

אַ֤ךְ אֶת־זֶה֙ תֹּֽאכְל֔וּ מִכֹּל֙ שֶׁ֣רֶץ הָע֔וֹף הַהֹלֵ֖ךְ עַל־אַרְבַּ֑ע אֲשֶׁר לא כְרָעַ֙יִם֙ מִמַּ֣עַל לְרַגְלָ֔יו לְנַתֵּ֥ר בָּהֵ֖ן עַל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃

But these you may eat among all the winged swarming things that walk on fours: all that have, above their feet, jointed legs to leap with on the ground.

Let us take a moment to remember that there are some bugs that are kosher to eat – specifically locusts. This is useful when a locust invasion devastated one’s crop yield, because there is always a crunchy Plan B. However, as some locusts are kosher and some are not, please consult your rabbi before partaking. 

Below is an article about how an Israeli chef made lemonade out of lemons (or locust fry out of locusts?) during a locust invasion in 2013, and a recipe in case we find ourselves in the same predicament. 

Shabbat Shalom, and b’tayavon! 

Israeli Chef Article

Locust Recipe

Office Hours

B’nai Zion Congregation
923 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(enter parking lot from Oak Street)

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Please call ahead to confirm someone will be in the office when you arrive!


Rabbi Samuel Rotenberg: rabbirotenberg@bzcongregation.com

Autumn Clark, Office Manager: office@bzcongregation.com

Phone: 423.894.8900

Subscribe to our email list!

* indicates required

Intuit Mailchimp

Weekly Services

Wednesday Minyan

Friday Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat Morning
9:45 am

See our Worship & Events page for all up to date services!