Yoreh Deah Siman 20 Seif 1

 

סימן כ – מקום השחיטה בצואר, ובו ד’ סעיפים

 

Chapter 1 The place of slaughter on the neck

 

א מְקוֹם הַשְּׁחִיטָה בַּצַּוָּאר בַּקָּנֶה לְצַד הָרֹאשׁ ,מִשִּׁפּוּי כּוֹבַע וּלְמַטָּה,

וְהוּא קֹדֶם שֶׁיַּתְחִיל הַכּוֹבַע לְשַׁפֵּעַ וְלַעֲלוֹת. וְהַיְנוּ שִׁיֵּר בְּחִטֵּי, וְהוּא שֶׁבְּסוֹף הַקָּנֶה לְמַעְלָה יֵשׁ בְּתוֹךְ טַבַּעַת הַגְּדוֹלָה כְּמוֹ שְׁנֵי גַּרְגְּרִים מִגּוּף שְׂחוּסִי וְנִקְרָאִים חִטֵּי. וְאִם שָׁחַט בְּתוֹךְ הַחִטִּין וְשִׁיֵּר מֵהֶם כָּל שֶׁהוּא לְמַעְלָה, כְּשֵׁרָה, שֶׁהֲרֵי שָׁחַט מִשִּׁפּוּי כּוֹבַע וּלְמַטָּה, וְאִם לֹא שִׁיֵּר מֵהֶם כְּלוּם אֶלָּא שָׁחַט לְמַעְלָה מֵהֶם, הֲרֵי זֶה מֻגְרֶמֶת וּפְסוּלָה ; וְשִׁעוּרוֹ לְמַטָּה עַד רֹאשׁ כְּנַף הָאֻנָּא כְּשֶׁנּוֹפְחִין אוֹתָהּ וְעוֹלָה לְמַעְלָה עַד מָקוֹם שֶׁמַּגִּיעַ רֹאשָׁהּ בַּקָּנֶה, אָז הוּא הַמָּקוֹם בְּעַצְמוֹ שֶׁהָיְתָה נוֹגַעַת כְּשֶׁהָיְתָה חַיָּה הַבְּהֵמָה וְהָיְתָה רוֹעָה כְּדַרְכָּהּ, כְּשֶׁתִּמְשֹׁךְ צַוָּארָהּ לִרְעוֹת בְּלִי שֶׁתֶּאֱנֹס עַצְמָהּ לִמְשֹׁךְ צַוָּארָהּ בְּיוֹתֵר

 

Seif 1

The place to slaughter is on the neck by the carotid that leading towards the head.

From the opening of the sternohyoid and below.

This is before the Esophagus becomes wide.

That is where there are carotids left.

They are located from the upper carotid, beneath the big cervical opening that is like two hoppers from the body to the dispenser .

Those carotids are called “cheiti”.

If he slit into the carotids and the cervices remained slightly connected on the top, it is kosher because he slit opening of the sternohyoid and below.

If nothing is left from the carotid but slit from above the carotid that is a destruction—meaning the cause of using the knife  outside the place of slaughter towards the head of the body—is rejected.

 

And its ring below is until the tip of the (upper) lobe of the lung… When you are going to inflate the lung and the laube, the place where it reaches at the tip that is the same place where it reached when the animal was alive and it was grazing in it regular way when it would stretch out its neck to graze without it having to stretch out its neck anymore then what’s usual.