shechita

Alternative Spellings

sh'khita, shchita, sh'chita, shehita, shechitah, shkhite

Definitions

  • Kosher animal slaughter.

Example Sentences

  • "Animal welfare campaigners in the House of Commons will not seek a vote to ban shechita in Britain, a leading MP has promised." (http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/125231/no-move-ban-shechita-mp-promises)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

שחיטה‎

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
JPS: The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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