It appears to me that consuming human lifeblood is a) forbidden but b) not subject to kares. Is this correct and, if so, why?
Barry Epstein, Dallas, USA
It is only forbidden mid'Rabanan, either as a special Rabinic prohibition or simply due to Mares Ayin (see Aruch ha'Shulchan Y.D. 66:35). Although I understand the nature of your question, the Torah did not forbid everything, and often left it for the Rabanan to forbid certain things.