Re: Theos-World figures in history compared
Feb 27, 2003 09:14 AM
by Bart Lidofsky
Steve Stubbs wrote:
Frank is right about that one. The movie THE ETERNAL JEW documented
the Jewish pratice of slaughtering animals so as to cause the maximum
distress to the sacificial victim.
A) Jews have not sacrificed animals in almost 2000 years. When the 2nd
Temple was destroyed in 70 CE, animal (and vegetable, for that matter)
sacrifice ended, and the rabbinical groups agreed that prayer would take
the place of sacrifice.
B) Kosher slaughtering is designed to cause the MINIMAL distress to the
animal. Slaughtering can only be done by a trained specialist, who uses
a very sharp knife to cut through the windpipe and the carotid artery.
It must slice through both in a single stroke; if it does not, then the
animal is not kosher. If the knife is not perfectly sharp, the animal is
not kosher. Needless to say, the shochet (the name for the trained
specialist) goes through a lot of effort to assure that this does not
happen. The animal loses consciousness within 1/2 a second of this
taking place. EEG readings that have been taken show that the pain does
not have enough time to register.
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