Monday, August 06, 2012

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Kosher Meat without Kosher Slaughter?

by Reb Akiva @ Mystical Paths

My friend, the expert Shochet / Bodek (ritual Kosher slaughterer and examiner, checker for kosher status by checking the animal organs for proper health according to Jewish religious standards) likes to bring me back samples demonstrating the halachot (the Jewish laws) of kosher / glatt kosher / mehadrin, etc.

This time he came back from an overseas slaughtering trip with something special.  In this video he shows an unusual halachic situation where a large domesticated animal (cow / sheep / goat / buffalo) can be kosher to eat without being ritually slaughtered.

Note there’s a brief review of the halacha from the Shulchan Aruch at the beginning, and then he presents and opens an animal organ to demonstrate.  This video is NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH or for viewing around lunch or dinner time.

Direct video link.  6 minutes, English with some background Hebrew conversation.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why not give a written description?

ben Shlomo said...

Here is a link to an article about another way to get Kosher meat without slaughter.

Lab grown Kosher meat.

Check it out.

http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/news-extra/the-case-for-kosher-lab-grown-meat/2012/07/11/

Neshama said...

For the squeemish, maybe a little written example on the topic :-(

Akiva said...

An unborn cow discovered inside a slaughtered cow - meaning a cow is kosher slaughtered when pregnant, the unborn cow is kosher for consumption even without shechita. And this is true even if it's very late in the pregnancy.

In the video Reb Shevach found this exact situation during a cow shechita, and dissects a cow uterus removing the unborn cow. It would have been kosher for consumption, if any of us were interested in eating an unborn cow (we were NOT). As well, the actual cow it was removed from was found to be not glatt kosher, having a serious tumor on a lung.

Akiva said...

An unborn cow discovered inside a slaughtered cow - meaning a cow is kosher slaughtered when pregnant, the unborn cow is kosher for consumption even without shechita. And this is true even if it's very late in the pregnancy.

In the video Reb Shevach found this exact situation during a cow shechita, and dissects a cow uterus removing the unborn cow. It would have been kosher for consumption, if any of us were interested in eating an unborn cow (we were NOT). As well, the actual cow it was removed from was found to be not glatt kosher, having a serious tumor on a lung.

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