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Author Fraser, David, 1953- author.

Title Anti-shechita prosecutions in the Anglo-American world, 1855-1913 : "a major attack on Jewish freedoms ..." / David Fraser.

Publication Info. Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 233 pages)
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Series North American Jewish studies
North American Jewish studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Jews, Shechita, and the Law -- 1. Criminalizing Shechita: The Halifax Prosecution of Abraham Levitt, 1913 -- 2. The Aberdeen Shechita Case of 1893: Criminalizing the Jewish Method in Scotland -- 3. The Mansion House Case: Anti-Shechita in London, 1855 -- 4. Manchester Shechita: Criminalizing Orthodox Judaism 1878 and Beyond -- 5. The Birkenhead Shechita Cases -- 6. Criminalizing Shechita Down Under: The Sydney Case -- 7. Outlawing Shechita in America -- 8. The Massachusetts Anti-Shechita Story -- 9. The End (or Not) of the Story: Shechita and the Law in the Anglo-American World, 1855-1913 -- Bibliography -- Index
Language In English.
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Subject Shehitah -- Case studies.
Livestock -- Stunning -- Case studies.
Animal rights movement -- Case studies.
Meat industry and trade -- Law and legislation -- Case studies.
Religious discrimination -- Law and legislation -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Case studies.
Other Form: Print version: Fraser, David, 1953- Anti-shechita prosecutions in the Anglo-American world, 1855-1913. Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, [2018] 9781618117427 (DLC) 2018006489
ISBN 1618117432 (electronic book)
9781618117434 (electronic bk.)
9781618117427 (hardcover)
Standard No. 10.1515/9781618117434