In the Name of HASHEM, G-d Eternal
In the Name of HASHEM, G-d Eternal

Checking the Knife Prior to Shechita

The halakhah requires that the knife be checked in a specific manner, prior to shechita.  This excellent video demonstrates this process done properly…

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5 Responses to “Checking the Knife Prior to Shechita”

  1. Jacob Says:

    Does that have to be done prior to every use of the knife (i.e. before shechting each animal), or just at the beginning of the day?

    And, where is the halakhah regarding this found in the Mishneh Torah?

  2. barron Says:

    Good question, Jacob. Yes, it must be done after each sheHi`tah as well, not only ‘at the beginning of the day’ which I assume to mean ‘at the onset of his slaughtering.’ The source is hil. SheHi`tah 1:20 (1:24 in the Vilna). (B”M Ohel Moshe)

  3. Connie Says:

    I am looking for a website where I can find out what the small markings over some letters in the Torah Scroll mean. I recently bought a small scroll and I am enjoying reading in it but I am not sure what the small “fancy” marks above some letters mean, can you help me find the answer to this question.
    Sorry, I don’t know if this is the correct place to ask this question but I am confident you will have the answer.
    Toda Raba

  4. Ariel Says:

    Can you provide the contact info of any and all shohha`tim you know of, in Israel and abroad, that are reliable to provide meat that is kasher according to the M”T?

  5. David R Says:

    Where’s a good place online to buy a shechita knife? Are there any differences at all in how the Yemenites make their knives? Any answers much appreciated!

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