Crustaceans On Tap

user submitted pictureAs if New Yorkers didn’t have enough tsuris, now the tap water is trayf. It seems that hordes of microscopic organisms called copepods have infested the city’s water supply. No, they’re not in the least bit dangerous, but they are in the crustacean family–meaning for Orthodox Jews, they fall into the same no-no category as shrimp, lobster and other shellfish. A decent water filter should get rid of the lil’ buggers, but dare we recommend a nice glass of water with a squeeze of lemon butter?

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