First Images of Ha’amadas Sakkin/ Shtelling a Chalaf – העמדת סכין/ שטעלן א חלף

Before one learns to perform שחיטה (Ritual Slaughter), on must first learn the הלכות (laws pertaining שחיטה)  as well as  how to prepare a knife – העמדת סכין/ שטעלן א חלף and how to check a knife – בדיקת סכין to make sure that it is kosher for שחיטה. Before learning on an expensive, steel שחיטה knife, we are learning on these tin training knives.

A sharp edge emerges
A sharp edge emerges
Practice Knife & Sharpening Stone
Training Knife & Sharpening Stone


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