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Deuteronomy 12:16 states: :רַ֥ק הַדָּ֖ם לֹ֣א תֹאכֵ֑לוּ עַל־הָאָ֥רֶץ תִּשְׁפְּכֶ֖נּוּ כַּמָּֽיִם However, you shall not eat the blood; you shall spill it on the ground like water. Deuteronomy 12 is the chapter in the Torah that commands us how to slaughter an animal. We are taught to do it in such a manner that we are NOT to "eat the blood" but to "...


Any Jew, not necessarily a kohen or levi, can slaughter an animal, with few exceptions (Chullin 1:1): הַכֹּל שׁוֹחֲטִין וּשְׁחִיטָתָן כְּשֵׁרָה, חוּץ מֵחֵרֵשׁ, שׁוֹטֶה, וְקָטָן, שֶׁמָּא יְקַלְקְלוּ בִשְׁחִיטָתָן Anyone [may] slaughter - and his slaughter is valid - except for a deaf-mute, a shoteh [a person who exhibits signs demonstrating a lack of ...


Its hard to decipher what you mean as a pegima, so will go on the assumption that you consider a pegima to be a nick big enough to get a fingernail caught. The source for the idea that even a minute amount of a nick(kol shehu) is problematic is from the gemara itself. The gemara in Chullin 17 brings Amoraim who check the knives with the sun ,water, tip of ...

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