- a person certified by a rabbi or Jewish court of law to slaughter animals for food in the manner prescribed by Jewish law.
Origin of shohet
Examples from the Web for shochet
Historical Examples of shochet
When the "Shochet" woke up, he washed his hands and took out his knife.Jewish Children
Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
In the Shochet's house there is a female lodger; she pays fifteen rubles a year.
Of course, a Shochet sausage and a Dayan—no, that was very wrong!
Heyman, Heinrich Wilhelm David, son of a shochet (slaughterer) in poor circumstances.Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ
Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
They were not permitted to have synagogues, but could have prayer-rooms, and appoint a school-master and a butcher (Shochet).History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)
- (in Judaism) a person who has been specially trained and licensed to slaughter animals and birds in accordance with the laws of shechita