Deuteronomy 12:21 "And you shall slaughter of your cattle and of your I have commanded you"

If you received a new computerized game as a gift for your birthday, you would be anxious to use it. Before beginning, you would have to read the instructions and follow them precisely, otherwise the game might not work properly.

In the Torah, HaShem gave us certain laws which, when followed correctly, enable man to eat animals and get proper nourishment.

The Torah allows us to eat these animals only after specific preparation, involving proper slaughtering and koshering.

This special type of slaughtering is called Shechitah.

We may not eat any meat unless it has undergone a proper Shechitah, by a qualified individual who is called a "Shochet".