Bringing home a (kosher) plague

Bringing home a (kosher) plague

It’s too late for this year’s celebrations, but with Passover scheduled to return next year, it’s not too soon to think about making a pre-seder visit to Israel’s Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh to pick up a jar of kosher locusts.

Guaranteed to enliven your seder table, a jar of about 20 costs less than $20, and the museum includes an information sheet discussing their kosher status in detail.

Comments on the museum’s Facebook page offer suggested locust recipes, as well as reminders that the Talmud reports (Shabbat 90b) that locusts make excellent playthings for children.

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