This week, the Lubavitch Mesivta of Kingston hosted two personalities who met with and inspired the bochurim: Monsey Rov Harav Gedalya Oberlander and international shochet Hatomim Eliyahu Ezagui.
This week, the Lubavitch Mesivta of Kingston hosted two personalities who met with and inspired the bochurim: Monsey Rov Harav Gedalya Oberlander and international shochet Eliyahu Ezagui.
Hatomim Eliyahu Ezagui, spoke about his travels to arrange shechita for Shluchim in distant countries and the challenges each one entailed. Eliyahu has shechted to date in 15 countries, including Peru, Chile, Jamaica, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Belize, India, Russia and more.
Eliyahu shared his experiences doing shechita and the efforts to maintain the highest level of kashrus under difficult circumstances. He described the primitive countries where these Shluchim live, and the challenges involved in making all the arrangements for the shechita and being able to immerse in a mikvah before shechting.
He then shared some basics of hilchos shechita, and impressed upon the bochurim the need for a shochet to have a high level of Yiras Shomayim.
Monsey Rov Harav Gedalya Oberlander, who visited Kingston for Shabbos, met with Mesivta staff and bochurim, and highlighted the calm of Kingston as conducive for growth in learning. He also inspected the Mikvah which is in the process of construction, and shared guidance on building a mikvah according to the Rebbeim’s instructions.