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." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • שחיטה‎

    • Who Uses This

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


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


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

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

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