Students at Yeshivas Chayolei Beis Dovid, a vocational yeshiva located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, enjoyed a class on the basics of shechita delivered by “the traveling shochet” Eliyahu Ezagui.
Students at Yeshivas Chayolei Beis Dovid, a vocational yeshiva located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, enjoyed a class and a live demonstration on the basics of shechita.
The class was delivered by Eliyahu Ezagui, who has been dubbed “the traveling shochet” for his many trips to hold shechita runs for shluchim across the globe.
Besides for teaching and demonstrating the basics of hilchos shechita, Eliyahu shared first-hand stories of his experiences around the world. He also related some of the behaviors expected of a chassidishe shochet, including going to mikvah before shechita, even when it is difficult.
The bochurim then watched as Eliyahu shechted a chicken, watching as the halachos he taught were demonstrated live in front of their eyes.
The yeshiva is led by well-known veteran mechanch, Rabbi Levi Raices, who served as the shliach to Kharkov, Ukraine. Due to the war, he had to leave his place of shlichus and is living in the U.S, utilizing his stay to work with the first group of bachurim.
Rabbi Yaakov Picha has recently joined the staff to serve as the yeshiva’s mashgiach.