He didn’t want to stop

—David Kalmus

Problem with the book …The kids keeps stealing it! Rachmiel

—Rachmiel Epstein

My kids are obsessed with it

—Adam Dolin

Fun at Avos U Banim

—Father Son Learning with R’ Goldman

My cousins are trying to keep

—Yisrael Yudkowski

“Look I found the hidden crab challenge!”


“It’s a big chidush - insight”


Make your Shabbat table the place to be

Where halachot used to be yawn-inducing, or a cue for the kids to run and play, now you’ll have everyone (even your teenagers) hooked. They’ll be laughing, sharing ideas, and most of all, learning something new. Until now it was impossible to get anyone listening. Now, with an exciting Kashrut problem to solve — in an-easy-to-use format — you can make everyone happy.

Get your students interested in your lessons

Unfortunately, many students find Kashrut tedious, irrelevant and hard to remember. Enter The Great Game of Kashrut into the classroom. Suddenly, there’s a worm in a bottle of tequila. And adult students are like: “Hey, we love tequila! What now? What are the clues? Who can solve the challenge?”

Dump your false assumptions (not your soup) down the drain

False assumptions about Kashrut can make you frustrated and anxious, lead to over-stringency, and cause unnecessary friction between spouses (“What do you mean we can’t eat supper?”). This book makes Kashrut easy. Practice it in your own kitchen. Understand what’s a problem and what isn’t, and when to call a Rav (plus what to ask). Free yourself from nagging worry and doubt, and feel confident that you’re eating, and serving, kosher food.

David sometimes felt like he was worth less than the ice-cream. When the ice-cream came to the table, everyone sat quietly and got involved in eating it. But when David tried to say a ‘Dvar Torah’, his kids yawned, or left the table to jump on the trampoline. His wife, Kayla, was always asking him to say something ‘spiritual’. When David heard about the Great Game of Kashrut he was skeptical. But with nothing to lose, he bought it, and opened it up at the Shabbat table to case number 1. It was amazing. Everyone looked at ‘Diverting a Dining Disaster’ and began talking at once. David fielded comments, asked questions, and gave away clues. And then everyone listened spellbound as David unpacked the case and explained the halacha which was clearly broken down on the next page. Kayla then stowed away the book at the top of her bedroom closet until next week. For this family, this will be a special Shabbat treat.

Rabbi Jacobs spent hours preparing his lessons. He liked to think he was a great teacher, but this year’s eighth grade class was starting to erode his confidence. He could not get them enthused about anything. It wasn’t like they acted-out, they were just…bored, disinterested and lethargic. He wished he could somehow spark their interest in anything to do with learning, but all his efforts were falling flat. He knew that he could just play games, but didn’t their parents send them to school to learn? The responsibility weighed heavily on his shoulders. A few weeks after Chanuka, when the world was cold, the trees were bare, and his classroom was more tired than ever, Rabbi Jacobs noticed an intriguing shot of color in the weekly circular. It was a book about kashrut, exactly the subject he was struggling to interest his students in. He bought it on a whim, hoping for some inspiration. Now he’s begging the principal to sponsor 22 hard copies, one for each boy in his classroom. And he’s convinced that no other eighth grade in the country is as excited about the laws of kashrut as his class is.

“Sammie!! You’re making this entire kitchen trief with those onion rings, I’ve already thrown out 2 pans, I NEED this grill pan to make— “Mmgrrmph. It’s fine.”

“Oh yeah? Well, Rebbetzen Gitter once said in her shiur that if you cut onions with a milky knife they become milky and so if you put them in a meaty pan the pan is called ‘ben yomo’ and then you can use it just for that day and after it needs to be burned in your sereifas chametz fire and I think also the knife has to be buried, because it is too small to be batel beshishim and the chopping board has to kashered in your kettle, wait, what happens to the kettle then? Does it have to be buried as well?”

Julie felt like every kashrut encounter was a minefield for arguments and anxiety. She wondered, Does everyone find it so hard? When Sammie bought The Great Game of Kashrut home one evening, she was almost afraid to open it up. But boy is she happy she did. Because, to her great surprise (and Sammie’s ‘I told you so!”)She realized that she is able to grasp kashrut concepts without feeling overwhelmed and confused. And learning it is a lot simpler, and a lot more fun than she imagined. (And a lot cheaper—because not every pot has to be thrown away after a blunder).