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shechitah

[Sephardic Hebrew shuh-khee-tah; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-khee-tuh] /Sephardic Hebrew ʃə xiˈtɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃəˈxi tə/
noun, Hebrew.
1.

shehitah

or shechitah

[Sephardic Hebrew shuh-khee-tah; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-khee-tuh] /Sephardic Hebrew ʃə xiˈtɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃəˈxi tə/
noun, Hebrew.
1.
the slaughtering of animals for food by a duly certified person in the manner prescribed by Jewish law.
Compare shohet.
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