Thursday, December 08, 2016
Defining Chasidishe Shechita
That the shoichet is a superior Yirai Shomayim than other shoichtem?
That he is a better shoichet than others?
That he has sharper, smoother knives than others?
That the shoichet goes to the mikvah prior to the days shechita?
NO! They don't always, yet they shecht.
That the shoichet davens with a minyan 3 times a day?
That his wife doesn't drive a car?
That he wears the Chasidish clothing?
NO! Not Always.
He is what Chazal called a Chosid?
So what defines chasidishe shechita?
Years ago there was a dispute among the Rabonim as to what type of knife to use for shechita?
1) שני צדדים sharpened on both sides of the sharp side of the blade or 2) צד אחד Sharpened on one side only (the other side being straight with the back of the blade.
The chasidim insisted on 2 sides שני צדדים.
That is the style of sharpening common these days by practically all shoichtem.
So in fact all shechita is Chasisidesh shechita regardless of his dress, mikvah, friends, etc.