|Kashruth of Meat – Checking Knives|
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|Tuesday, 12 October 2010 11:17|
Kashruth of Meat – Checking Knives
I have read in the Rambam's Mishneh Torah regarding the slaughter of animals that the Shochet must inspect the knife before and after slaughtering each animal. I believe this is also the traditional Temani postion. Nowadays this practice is not followed; they inspect their blades then slaughter a number of animals after which they inspect the knife once again. This would seem to be a reliance on a bidi'eved position that if the knife is still without a blemish all the animals which were slaughtered were kosher assuming no blemishes are found afterward. My source Rambam's MT Hilchot Shechitah 1:23-24. How do you view this position and what is the practical application in today's environment?
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