9781618117427 (hardcover) 1618117424 (hardcover) 9781618117434 (electronic)
North American Jewish studies.
"This is the first study of historical attempts by anti-animal cruelty groups to prosecute those involved in the killing of animals for food using the Jewish method of slaughter (shechita). It details cases from Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, and the United States, many for the first time, in which animal welfare groups prosecuted those engaged in shechita as part of their attempts to introduce compulsory stunning of animals before slaughter. Despite claims to the contrary, this study offers clear evidence of underlying, unrelenting antisemitic motivations in the prosecutions, and highlights the ways in which a basic idea of innate Jewish cruelty was always juxtaposed with an overtly Christian ideal of humane treatment of animals across time and borders"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -229) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Criminalizing Shechita: The Halifax Prosecution of Abraham Levitt, 1913 The Aberdeen Shechita Case of 1893: Criminalizing the Jewish method in Scotland The Mansion House Case: Anti-Shechita in London, 1855 Manchester Shechita: Criminalizing Orthodox Judaism 1878 and Beyond The Birkenhead Shechita Cases Criminalizing Shechita Down Under: The Sydney Case Outlawing Shechita in America The Massachusetts Anti-Shechita Story The End (or Not) of the Story: Shechita and the Law in the Anglo-American World, 1855-1913.
BM720.S62 F73 2018
Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2018.