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Nikkur ("deveining")

Nikkur ("deveining"): The procedure of removing the sciatic nerve as well as certain forbidden blood vessels and fats from the hindquarters of a slaughtered animal. In Yiddish, this process is called “traibering.”

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After the slaughtering, the internal organs of cattle and fowl are examined for potentially fatal diseases or injuries, such as adhesions (sirchot) in the lungs or holes in the stomach. The occurrence of any one of dozens of specified tereifot, as these...
Technically, filet mignon is as kosher as any other cut of meat. The problem with filet mignon and other cuts from the rear is that they are located near the sciatic nerve and fatty deposits known in Hebrew as chelev>, which are Biblically forbidden....
How we inject spirituality into the butchering process
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A Kosher Butcher
The story of Jacob’s struggle with an angel provides the source for the prohibition of eating the sciatic nerve of an animal. In this class, other complicated issues involving the preparation of kosher meat are also discussed.
Kosher Meat Preparation
The preparation of kosher food is meticulous: slaughtering, checking and removing of the blood, plus which parts of the animal may not be eaten.
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