shehitah

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Etymology[edit]

Hebrew שחיטה‎

Noun[edit]

shehitah (uncountable)

  1. The ritual slaughter of mammals and birds according to Jewish dietary laws.
    • 2007 August 22, Joan Nathan, “Of Church and Steak: Farming for the Soul”, in New York Times[1]:
      The two Hasidim oversee shehitah, the Jewish ritual slaughtering of meat according to the Book of Leviticus.