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Because God is reported to have said, through strict Jewish interpretation, that only fish with fins and scales can be eaten. Shellfish do not have these properties, so they can't be eaten.

Le 11:9 'These you may eat of all that are in the water: whatever in the water has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers-that you may eat. Le 11:10 'But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing which is in the water, they are an abomination to you. De 14:9 "These you may eat of all that are in the waters: you may eat all that have fins and scales. De 14:10 "And whatever does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.

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Q: Why is shellfish not kosher?
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