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Sheḥitah
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Sheḥitah designates the ritual slaughter, without stunning, of animals suitable for consumption, and is practiced particularly in Judaism and Islam. As part of the laws regulating food, sheḥitah was intrinsically important for the self-understanding of traditional Jewish society; slaughterers worked as public servants of the community and were often recognized by Ch…

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Lavi, Shai, “Sheḥitah”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0775>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116



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