Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4238
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: RABBINICAL COMMISSION FOR THE LICENSING OF SHOCHETIM
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.71 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Rabbinical Commission for the Licensing of Shochetim
The Rabbinical Commission for the Licensing of Shochetim was established under the Slaughter Houses Act 1974. Schedule one provides for the shechita (slaughter) of poultry and animals by a shochet (slaughterer) licensed by the Commission. Orthodox Jews eat meat and poultry provided the animals and birds are slaughtered and their meat butchered according to the laws of Shechita. Slaughter may only be carried out by an approved slaughterman. He must be of recognised high moral character, consistant religious observance and have had thorough training. The Commission alone has power to train shochetim.
The Chief Rabbi is the permanent chairman of the Commission. The Spanish and Portuguese Congregation in London appoints a vice-chairman. Other members are appointed by the London Beth Din, the Federation of Synagogues and the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations. The President of the Board of Deputies appoints 2 members to represent Jews from outside London.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Rabbinical Commission for the Licensing of Shochetim, including Commission minutes; general correspondence and correspondence with Shechita Boards.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
The archive has been arranged into two series: LMA/4238/01: Minutes and LMA/4238/02: Correspondence.
Conditions governing access:
Access by written permission of the Office of the Chief Rabbi.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited in 1999 and 2008.
For further information please consult the LMA Information Leaflet: "Records of the Anglo-Jewish Community at London Metropolitan Archives"; available to download here: http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/Visitor_information/free_information_leaflets.htm (URL correct Feb 2010).
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Description prepared in March 2010.