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- ritual slaughterer in the system of kashrut
- "They eat so much meat in their house. I guess their father's a shoychet." (Glinert)
- "Thus, a shocheit must be highly competent, both in the halachos of shechitah and in the skills necessary to do the job correctly." (https://www.yeshiva.co/midrash/43553)
Languages of Origin
שוחט shohet 'ritual slaughterer'
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
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