It’s again fashionable to agitate against Kosher slaughter, so Walter talked to an expert who explains the various ways of killing animals for food - and why Shechita, the Jewish method is at least as humane as all the others. In fact he said: "it’s quickest and kindest to the animal. " Hear this very illuminating account of non-humane electrocuting, gassing, shooting, trapping, clubbing, snaring and decapitating, used by the critics of Shechita.
Part two discusses the traditional lifestyle of the Charedim, the ultra Orthodox in Israel - their economic plight and consequences for their families - and how one Charedi higher educational establishment 'Campus Strauss' encourages them to acquire the new skills required in today’s modern labour market and has an impressive record. Study programs are designed for men and women, and are conducted in completely separate classrooms, in a Haredi atmosphere, while strictly observing halacha, Jewish law.
Portrait of Rabbi Yitzchak Eliezer Yakav at his home in Jerusalem. June 12, 2011. The Rabbi, is the chief slaughterer from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, he is responsible for kosher slaughter of cattle as well as the training of new slaughters. Photo by Kobi Gideon / Flash90.