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Kosher USAHow Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food$
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Roger Horowitz

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231158329

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231158329.001.0001

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Shechita

Shechita

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(p.211) 8 Shechita
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Kosher USA
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Roger Horowitz

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231158329.003.0008

Opening with a recollection of showing the Temple Grandin biopic to his terminally-ill mother, emphasizes the ethical and political debates over shechita, the religiously-mandated techniques for kosher slaughter, emphasizing how antipathy towards kosher slaughter made kosher meat harder to produce, and concluding with a discussion of the collapse of the Agriprocessor meat company in 2008. Traces humane slaughter debates from the congressional hearings of the mid-1950s through the intervention of Temple Grandin in the 1970s-1990s.

Keywords:   humane slaughter, Hubert Humphrey, Temple Grandin, shechita, Agriprocessor

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