Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Kashrut, 1860s style.

Here's an 1868 notice in the Occident listing authorized shochetim, and a "respectful caution" against shochetim who aren't Sabbath observant.

A notice about kosher soap:

The same issue features a death notice for the aforementioned Isaac Leeser.


  1. Moses Hess was a shochet? What a renaissance man.

    And that's an unexpected date format.

  2. I find that such dating was common among Orthodox English-speaking Jews. The British Chief Rabbis, for example, used to use the Jewish year but the secular month and day in their English writings. As usual, it's a reasonable compromise between tradition and modernity.



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