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Which Sefer or Sefarim is/are used in practical application of Shechita? General Halacha follows the שלחן ערוך, but does it in all areas?

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In America, the custom is as the custom of Europe -- to use the sefer שמלה חדשה, written by Rabbi Alexander Sender Schor (1673-1737), even though on occasion he will disagree with the שלחן ערוך. Rabbi Schor also wrote תבואת שור (an explanation to Simlah Chadasha) and בכור שור, a commentary on Shas.

(see מטה אשר [commentary to שמלה חדשה] in 1:4, especially what he quotes from the דרכי תשובה)

I had heard that the custom in Israel is to use the בית דוד, though some commenters on this answer had heard otherwise.

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All of Europe had the same custom? – Double AA Apr 28 '14 at 5:27
@DoubleAA See the מטה שאר in the link, he says that this is the custom in Russia, Galicia, and הגר (Hungary?)...sounds like a good chunk of Europe to me. My rebbi made it sound like all of it had this custom. – Shokhet Apr 28 '14 at 6:02
הגר is Hungary – Shokhet May 16 '14 at 5:15
Just for the record I got my Kabbala in Israel and reviewing the Simla CHadash once every 30 days was a condition. Also Rabbi Waldman who re-printed the Simla Chadasha lived/worked in Israel so I would say it's the prevalent custom in Israel as well. – eramm Sep 9 '14 at 14:46
Is the okay for print the english translation, meaning is it meant for public to use free? – MosheRabbi May 5 at 2:40

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