Gezetsn fun Shkhitah
Acrylic & pencil on paper, exhibited at the Labirynt Gallery in Lublin, Poland, as part of the group exhibition Mame-Loshn: Yiddish - Body - Language.
Curated by Drorit Gur-Arie & Tal Schwartz, 2021.
Photos: Monika Rejman.
Gezetsn fun Shkhitah was inspired by a guide to kashruth for the ritual slaughterer on the preparation of permitted meat. Originally written in Hebrew, the guide was rendered into Yiddish by Google Translate with all of the limitations of online translation. For Meshullam, animal slaughter is like a bridge between the sacred and the mundane, since this is a religious ritual practice used for the needs of living. The issue of sacrifice reappears in other works by Meshullam.