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What exclude an animal from being accepted as kosher-slaughtered

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

Divine Code for October 27, 2022

Today: Pages 255

From 3:3 -- 3:4

For people who are sensitive to the subject of killing an animal and do not eat meat, feel free to skip these parts.

A more lenient rule applies if an animal is authentically kosher-slaughtered for Jewish consumption. First we identify cases that exclude an animal from being accepted as kosher-slaughtered:

a) it is a non-kosher species;

b) it is a kosher species, but the slaughtering by the Jew is rendered ritually invalid due to an error that was made during the procedure;

c) it is a kosher species, but it is disqualified for kosher-slaughter while it is still living [for example: if the membranes of the gullet are perforated, or there is already slit across more than half the diameter of the windpipe in the area that a kosher-slaughter cut could be made; or if either the gullet or windpipe is loosened and displaced.]

In these cases, the meat of the slaughtered animal is not kosher, and any flesh that is severed while it is still in its post-slaughter death throes is still forbidden to be eaten forever. (See end of topic 3:11.)

It is impossible to perform a valid kosher slaughter on an animal that is in one of these conditions. Therefore, as long as it is alive (i.e. the heart is still beating), its meat is subject to the prohibition of eiver min ha'hai.

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