LUBAVITCH SHECHITA IN SIEDLCE, POLAND
On Monday we did a Lubavitch Shechita in Siedlce! One Rav, one head Mashgiach, Three Shoctim and 4 Mashgichim. There where 3,700 chickens slaughtered. Well the basic process you should know so IM not gonna go in great detail but some basics.
we woke up 5:00 A.M. Monday Morning daven Shachris and left at 6:00 A.M. the CHABAD house to catch a train to Siedlce. We got to there 20 before 8:00 A.M.. we took a taxi to the hotel dropped our stuff off and ate breakfast. We then went to the chicken factory and started setting up shop, and getting dressed. There where a few complications which aren't really important. We basically ended up starting at around 11:00 A.M.
The three on the left are the Shochtim.
Rabbi Gloibermann Checking his Knife
skinning the Feathers
Blood, I guess it obvious.
Checking the Legs and veins and Lungs
Rabbi Bistritsky of Tzfas, Israel
after its skinned it has to soak in water for 30 Minutes.
then it is salted and has to sit in the salt for 1 hour.
Then it has to be rinsed 3 times afterwards.
the last batch to started soaking was at 4:28
Yossi Hooffmann Head Mashgiach.
at 10:00 P.M. the factory shuts so we had to be out by then but we where not finished so what do we do with all the rest of the chickens? We cant leave them because it will be Basar Shenis'alem Min HaAyin, we put it into the fridge and got the key from the owner and locked it, we were the last people to leave and we had the key. We had to be back at 6:30 before it opens. We then went to eat supper the first thing since 8 in the morning. Then rabbi Hoffmann decided that we have to go Lizhensk because today is Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk (Polish:Lezajsk) Yarhtzeit, but we have to be back before 6:30 well to make thing short we ended up leaving to Lezajsk at 11:15 the trip was 330 Kilometers. The problem was Yossi had a map and every half hour he saw a similar name and was telling the driver to stop pull over look driving the polish driver nuts. at the end of the day i knew i was right and when we got there i was proven right. we arrived at 3:45 A.M., the town was dead and we didn't know where the cemetery was we pulled into the hotel and the guy knew exactly where it was and he gave us directions which was about 10 minutes away, as we got closer we stated to see signs of life, finally we arrived.
Hacknosas Ohrchim and they know how do to it from every kokosh cake to marble cake to Yerushalmi kugel to lokshin kigel to fish they had it there plus a couple thousand loafs of bread 10 hot water tanks for coffee and and tea all for free without charge there where stands asking for donations for the food.
we left at 5:00 A.M. the Rav left the hotel at 6:30 to be there before the factory opened up. we arrived at 9:00 A.M. went straight to the factory to work till 12:30 P.M .When sealed the last bag of chicken, that was the past 2 days zero sleep and lots of work.
Here are some photos of the other guys that went to Lezajsk later that day