or sho·chet

[Sephardic Hebrew shaw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-kheyt, shoi-khit; English shoh-khit]

noun, plural shohe·tim [shohkh-teem] /ʃoʊxˈtim/, English sho·hets. Hebrew.

a person certified by a rabbi or Jewish court of law to slaughter animals for food in the manner prescribed by Jewish law.

Compare shehitah.

Origin of shohet

shōḥēṭ literally, one who slaughters Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of shohet

  • Such was the case with Shohet, who fled Iraq in 1970, when only 3,100 Jews remained.

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    Saddam’s Jewish Treasures

    Josh Robin

    February 8, 2014