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What is the true meaning of kosher?

What is the true meaning of kosher?

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Comments (18)

(16) Marvin, December 28, 2012 5:03 AM

Hallal and. kosher

I agree with Liz. These people are not that bright. It is so easy today to research where to find something. Could they not ask if there was a synagogue nearby. This film amazes me.

(15) Anonymous, December 23, 2012 9:59 PM

So sad..

The saddest part of this clip was when the "nice Jewish boy" didn't know what kosher was...I hope that incident makes him think that being jewish isn't just about being a nice boy....

(14) Dvirah, December 19, 2012 5:44 PM

Know How

I agree with (10) Devorah, December 18, 2012 9:23 PM, the main issue is not that these people didn't know apriori what "kosher" means but that they did not take any steps to find out. They just made assumptions based on limited ideas of what constitutes "religion." They should have first looked for a source of information - a library, tourist's center or their Iphones - before starting their search for the chicken itself. Unfortunately, I also agree with those who state that these "losers" will most likely blame the Jews for their failure, not their own incompetence.

(13) Tova Saul, December 19, 2012 7:16 AM

The MC is the stupid one

This man who is slamming these poor people for not knowing what "kosher" is: Why should they know how to find a kosher chicken in a Muslim country? Sure the obvious first step is to try to find out where Jews are, but by making these people absolutely mortified, he might also be making them a tiny bit anti-anything Jewish-related. I'd rather be someone who doesn't know how to find a kosher chicken than someone who cruelly mortifies people.

M., December 19, 2012 6:21 PM


You are absolutley right Tova.

(12) Liz, December 18, 2012 11:18 PM

Halal vs Kosher

How very confusing and daunting for these apprentices! They were obviously out of their depth. The first people featured on this vid were on the right track - kosher is indeed a Jewish thing. So therefore (as a point of logic perhaps?) Find a Jewish source? This task was difficult, and i assume made more so because of the locale. Casablanca would have been somewhat easier. But I reckon, even if this lot were in the UK, they'd still have the same problem - asking for information of people who've no idea what you're talking about!! Halal and kosher are similar but they are not the same. Kosher meat is acceptable to most Muslims, but halal meat does not meet kosher requirements. Do any of these people possess a smartphone? With a google search, one can find Marrakech Community Synagogue Bet-El, Impasse Des Moulins, with a phone number to ask availability of kosher chickens.

(11) Suzanne, December 18, 2012 10:11 PM

I have a feeling ....

that the Jewish guy comes from a very assimilated home. The reality is ....if young Jews are not given a comprehensive Jewish education - they really are this clueless about Jewish religious issues. It really not his fault - somewhere down the line - it's obvious his family just abandoned Jewish practice.

(10) Devorah, December 18, 2012 9:23 PM

The answers are there but they didn't THINK

Now hear this: I just did what even the "goyim" know how to do, namely, Google up Chabad of Marrakech. Well, of course, they were listed, but not only that, I found the following article posted in Haaretz, dateline 11/07: "A kosher hotel takes root in Marrakech When Moroccan-born Israeli chef Mordechai Perez decided to visit Marrakech to search for his roots, he had no idea that he would also be making a career move. " So I would say the worst is not that these ppl never heard of Kosher, but that they were not at all resourceful. Looks like i would've landed this job, with zero experience! As for the "Good Jewish boy," He really seems Jewish. I almost pictured the "busha:" and deference with which he spoke to the meanie Boss in a far different scene - with him learning humbly from a Rebbe. Perhaps this entire show was all lema'an Yisroel, meaning, just to wake this kid up to get him curious about his roots and traditions. His own personal "bas kol," so to speak. May Hashem continue to place more tempting crumbs in his path and lead him to a life of emes.

(9) DINA, December 18, 2012 9:14 PM



(8) Anonymous, December 18, 2012 8:12 PM

losers will now hate and blame Jews who "caused" their defeat.

chas v'shalom, these "smart" apprentices (truthful? "nice jewish boy"?) will "translate" their loss as caused by the Jews. Gd forbid. these are not people who are connected with truth (or looking in a dictionary!)

(7) Anonymous, December 18, 2012 7:25 PM


They really should have asked just what kosher meant when they obviously did not understand it at all.

(6) Sandra Wosk, December 18, 2012 6:16 PM


This amazes me. How stupid are some of these contestants. There is no way the woman couldn't have known what Kosher meant..If so she she and that man should have been kicked off immediately. What a horrendous attitude. A Jewish boy that thinks its ok to get a Muslim to bless a chicken.. OMG....

(5) Anonymous, December 17, 2012 6:15 PM


(4) Judith, December 17, 2012 5:34 PM

Poor Chickens. Sad.

On the "Apprentice" but never heard the term "kosher"? Dumb People. Smart, helpless chickens.

(3) Lyone, December 17, 2012 4:54 PM

The First Step....

The first thing they should have done was to ask where the Jewish quarter of the city was, or to find a Jewish merchant. Then to find a Jewish butcher, etc.

(2) Anonymous, December 17, 2012 3:45 PM

Very funny had a good laugh

(1) kayla, December 16, 2012 2:32 PM


didnt make any sence!!!!

Elliyahu Genesove, December 17, 2012 3:37 PM

Ignorance is not bliss

Nothing surprises me anymore.


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