Wednesday, November 05, 2014
The Aruch haShulchan (Y.D. 115:6) writes that he heard that in America in particular many of the non-Jews are accustomed to drinking pig's milk (rather than milk from a kosher animal like a cow) because pigs are so commonly found. I was just curious: is there any basis in fact for this being the case in 19th century America, or is this just a story that got passed around? Anyone know?