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Shach Yoreh Deah 23:13

“You may not return and cut a second time whether with a knife or ax, and while an ax is considered invalid for Shechita… if one cuts with a knife that is invalid for Shechita, even after a Kosher Shechita was done, the animal is rendered not-kosher.” Shach_23_13

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Darchei Teshuva Yoreh Deah 22:4

“When one has cut the two ‘signs,’ it is forbidden to pierce the arteries in a manner similar to cutting with a knife, rather one should pierce it by hand or with a wooden stick. One may not pierce them with a nail or any other metallic item as one should be concerned that if […]

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Measure Twice …

In my last post, I went into detail about how causing pain or stress to an animal, immediately prior to or during slaughter, renders the animal unfit for slaughter. If one were to slaughter the animal anyway, one need not look at the internal signs of Kashruth as the animal is automatically considered treif (not […]

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When Push Comes To Prod

Judaism offers many fine lines for the brave to walk along. In some instances, such as the prohibition to consume mixtures containing both milk and meat, widespread rabbinical ordinances have been instituted to serve as a safeguard from sin. In many other instances the lines cannot be removed with such ease and it is incumbent […]

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Shechita Training Exam

A while back PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) released a video that documented some procedures taking place at a “Kosher” slaughterhouse. Aside from being disturbing (no one will claim that Shechita is not a messy process) this video was excellent at showing the many ways to do a non-Halachic Shechita. The OU […]

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