Between Man & Man vs. Between Man & HaShem

Puzzle SHAZAK Between Man & Man vs. Between Man & HaShem If someone hurts someone else in any way, it’s not enough to pray and ask HaShem for forgiveness. It’s time for a Shazak Scenario: One day, Avi visits his friend Gabi and noticed a new Shazak Chumash book. “I just love Shazak books, Out […]

Kosher Meat is What We Jews Eat

INSIGHT: The Real Switchblade Puzzle SHAZAK Kosher Meat is What We Jews Eat Once again, we will rewind back to Parshas Shemini. In that Parsha, we learned about the signs that identify Kosher species of animals. But there is a lot more to Kosher meat than just making sure the animal has split hooves and […]

“Rabbi, Is My Chicken Kosher?”

Puzzle SHAZAK “Rabbi, Is My Chicken Kosher?” Nowadays, getting Kosher meat is easy. You simply go to the market and buy the Kosher meat wrapped up nicely in a package, complete with reliable Kosher certification symbols. But only a few generations ago, shopping for Kosher chicken was a real big deal. Here’s a typical scene from […]

Got Glatt?

Puzzle SHAZAK Got Glatt? Does the term “Glatt Kosher sound familiar to you?” Contrary to popular opinion, “Glatt Kosher” does not mean “Very Kosher” or “Super Kosher,” rather it’s Yiddish for “smooth.” Smooth? Kosher? What’s the connection?! Well, in order for an animal to be Kosher, it must have healthy lungs. The animals with the […]

More Than Just a Pinch

INSIGHT: No Salt Salts Like Kosher Salt Salts Puzzle SHAZAK More Than Just a Pinch Hold it! Even after all the Kosher slaughtering and inspections, the meat is still not Kosher. “Really?!”  “Really!” “You mean there’s more?!” “There’s more… It first must go through the Kosherization process!” “Kosherization?!” “Well, that’s the Yinglish word. In the […]

The Kosher Symbol… It’s More Than Symbolic

Puzzle SHAZAK The Kosher Symbol… It’s More Than Symbolic So that’s how it was in the “good old days”: Bring the chicken to the Shochet to Shecht; ask the Rabbi in case there was a Kosher question; and let’s not forget the Kashering process – soak, salt, drain, and rinse. Nowadays, though, it’s one-stop shopping. […]

“Deliver De Liver De Sooner De Better”

INSIGHT: Blood = Life Puzzle SHAZAK “Deliver De Liver De Sooner De Better” There are special rules for Kashering the liver of a Kosher animal. Once again, “Mah Nishtanah” – “Why is Koshering the liver different from the way we make Kosher all other meat?” Well, it’s time for some “liver education”: One of the […]

The Mysterious Case of the Red Egg

INSIGHT: “Blood Libel” – NOT Reliable Puzzle SHAZAK The Mysterious Case of the Red Egg Ever help your mother crack eggs for challah, matzah balls, gefilte fish, or noodle kugel? “Of course not! I mean, of course I did! I just love helping my mom in the kitchen!” If that’s the case, then you have […]

Acharei Mos – A Yom Kippur Parsha!

INSIGHT: Marrying a Sister?! 80 Pesukim – Because It’s All Good! Puzzle SHAZAK Acharei Mos – A Yom Kippur Parsha! Bnei Yisrael had left the land of Egypt, one of the lowest and worst nations, and are on their way to Eretz Yisrael (a.k.a. Cana’an), a land filled with people of immoral behavior. Thus, HaShem […]

Tune in… Next Week!

Mazal Tov! Last Section of the Parsha!Great Job! Super Duper!Shazak Parsha! LIghthouse Puzzle https://shazak.com/wp-content/uploads/Quarantine-Song-Complete.mp4