Skip to comments.Is The Tide Pod Challenge Kosher?
Posted on 01/23/2018 4:48:19 PM PST by nickcarraway
Q: Is the Tide Pod Challenge kosher?
A: ... NO! There is an explicit biblical commandment against doing stupid s--t that endangers your health. Genesis 9:5 states, "But for your own life-blood I will require a reckoning: I will require it of every beast; of man, too, will I require a reckoning for human life, of every man for that of his fellow man," and the revered biblical commentator Rashi understood this verse to be a prohibition against suicide.
According to the American Association of Poison Control, The laundry packet challenge is neither funny nor without serious health implications, said Stephen Kaminski, AAPCCs CEO and Executive Director. The intentional misuse of these products poses a real threat to the health of individuals.
Just because you can find Tide Pods at most kosher grocery stores does not mean that you should eat them. And if you do, as the Talmud states in Shabbat 32a: Leave the drunk, as he falls on his own.
Obviously, youre not supposed to eat laundry detergent. But why are Tide Pods listed by the Orthodox Union as kosher for Passover and all-year round?
Even most ultra-Orthodox authorities dont require kosher certification for products that arent fit for human consumption and are gross enough that even a dog wouldnt eat, like laundry detergent. So even though some surfactants are derived from animal products, because the resulting mixture is inedible, it is not a problem to use on your laundry -- or even if it spills onto your kosher dishes. Some people are strict, though, so organizations often certify detergents that have strictly non-kosher ingredients.
If one is foolish enough to eat a Tide Pod (or other inedible food), then it would technically need to be comprised mainly of non-kosher ingredients in order to be kosher for your own personal consumption (see Shulchan Aruch Harav, Orech Chaim 442:32).
A fool and his life are soon parted...
No, its just stupid. Incredibly stupid.
Yeah? So are the Faboloso cleaners that look like friggin’ juice. They still haven’t changed the labels on them things.
Whoa Tex! I am going to start a new trend next week, and see how many people I can get to eat a cow patty. Its a target rich environment. I’ll split it 50/50
“Is The Tide Pod Challenge Kosher?”
What are they?
I hope it is bc Ive been snackin on em all night. The bigger question: is it Atkins-approved?
There is way too much truth in that statement...
If you eat them do you still get skid marks in your underwear?
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