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מסכת חולין פרק ו משנה ב

השוחט ונמצא טרפה

One who slaughters [a wild animal or bird] and found it to be a tereifah,

והשוחט לעבודה זרה

or slaughtered for an idol  (and is therefore prohibited to be benefited from),

והשוחט חלין בפנים

or slaughter an unconsecrated animal within [the Temple],

וקדשים בחוץ

or a consecrated animal outside [the Temple],

חיה ועוף הנסקלים

or a wild animal or bird that have been condemned to be stoned to death,

רבי מאיר מחיב

Rabbi Meir obligates [one to cover the blood of such an animal] (he holds that shechitah that does not lead to consumable meat is still considered shechitah such that one is obligated to cover the blood)

וחכמים פוטרין

and the Sages exempt [one from covering the blood of such an animal].

השוחט ונתנבלה בידו

If one slaughters [a wild animal or bird] and it became a neveilah by his hand (the slaughtering was done improperly, such that it is as if it was not slaughtered at all),

הנוחר

or he stabbed it to death,

והמעקר

or he tore [the throat out, or the organs therein],

פטור מלכסות

he is exempt from covering [its blood].

 

פרק ו משנה ג

חרש שוטה וקטן ששחטו

If a deaf-mute, a mental incompetent, or a minor slaughtered [a wild animal or bird],

ואחרים רואים אותם

and other observed them [such that their slaughter is considered valid],

חיב לכסות

[the observer] is obligated to cover [the blood];

בינן לבין עצמן

if it [the slaughter] by themselves

פטור מלכסות

[a competent person who later happens upon the blood] is exempt from covering it (as we can assume that the slaughter was not valid).

וכן לענין אותו ואת בנו

And similarly for the issue of [the prohibition of slaughtering] it and its child [on the same day],

ששחטו ואחרים רואין אותן

when they [a deaf-mute, a mental incompetent, or a minor] slaughtered and others observed them [such that their slaughter is considered valid],

אסור לשחוט אחריהם

it is forbidden to slaughter [the animal's mother or child] after them [on the same day];

בינן לבין עצמן

if [the slaughter was done by an unobserved deaf-mute, a mental incompetent, or a minor] by themselves,

רבי מאיר מתיר

Rabbi Meir permitted

לשחוט אחריהן

to slaughter [the animal's mother or child] after them [on the same day] (he said that we can assume that the slaughter was not valid)

וחכמים אוסרים

and the Sages prohibited it;

ומודים שאם שחט

and they conceded that if he did slaughter it

שאינו סופג את הארבעים

that he does not received the forty [lashes] (they held to only be a possible, though not certain, violation of the prohibition).

 

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