Originally posted by twitchy
The Chicago Tribune, a notorious Anti-jewish White Supremacy Publication tells us that only 15% of the 3% of the nation's jewish population even
keeps kosher traditions, odd that such a low number has to have 3/4 of the countries prepackaged food stuff certified kosher isn't it?
You just don't get it, do you?
Only about 15 percent of the nation's roughly 5.2 million Jews keep kosher. Yet [the Jews'] buying power, plus the appeal of kosher items to some
other consumers, has resulted in a huge market. Kosher certification now appears on 100,000 food products, made by 10,500 companies, [and the
market itself is] worth $225 billion a year, according to Menachem Lubinsky, editor of the trade publication KosherToday.
Gee, hundreds of billions. There's that billions word again.
(emphasis and [brackets] mine)
Yup. hundreds of billions. No denying it; but then I never did, did I?
From the same article:
In consumer surveys, less than a quarter of the shoppers who deliberately choose kosher products are observant Jews, Lubinsky
said. That statistic is not lost on Conservative rabbis, who acknowledge that their new certification could appeal to both Jews and
Nice of you to leave that tidbit out.
So, contrary to what you would have us believe, the market targets much more than Kosher Jews. Also note that the survey refers to people who
DELIBERATELY chose kosher products, indicating that they are not, in fact, ignorant to what the symbols mean; they actually look for them.
It doesn't stop there eitehr, now they are focusing on ethical kosher certifications, which of course will be a different fee...
...that will undoubtedly be offset by increased sales. What are we talking, another one or two salaries or yearly inspection fees per company?
Pepsi almost lost their certification for their less savory advertising once, odd that making billions isn't enough, they are also using it to
promote jewish ethics? That's fine and dandy, but why are WE paying for it?
You still haven't shown that "WE" are!
From another of Twitchy's sources
Food baskets make great neutral gifts that anyone can enjoy. But, sending a food basket to a Jewish business person is a hit and miss proposition.
Yossi’s Baker and Sweet House takes the guessing out of the game. Jews can only accept foods that are Kosher and that means by a reliable
organization qualified to do the certification. Certification of Kosher foods has to follow the strict guidelines of the Jewish Code as outlined in
the Torah, the Jewish doctrine.
Sounds horrible. Another American finding an angle to make his business grow (that is actually a pretty clever idea), and you say it's a
Kosher Prison... Wonder who foots the bill for that...
Probably the same folks who pay for prison inmates to earn college degrees, or get cable TV, or eat at all, or have electricity, or religious and
other reading materials. Hell, who foots the bill for the religious considerations in this prison for faiths other than Judaism?
Again, from one of
As extensive as the program has become, it does not yet compare to other official faith based programs with separate dorm space.
The taxpayers pay for all of it, regardless of faith. Even Jewish ones.
Would you be pissed if your tax dollar went to buying a Torah for the Prison library? Or copies of the Quran? Or Bibles? Or to have special meals for
vegans or vegetarians or Muslims? Or for Christian ministers and other religious teachers come to the prison? Do you think those people don't get
paid? Do you think "seperate dorm space" for other, "official" faith based programs costs money? Of course it does! Who foots the bill for
"WE" do. And that, unlike your claim, can be verified and empirically shown to be true.
It should be noted, however, that according to the article, the rabbis that come for these services do so on a volunteer basis, on their own time.
Doesn't cost the taxpayer anything.
Should we just abolish all religion and religious practices, services, and considerations from prisons altogether?
According to that article, this is already happening (removal of religious books from prison libraries), so that should make you happy, eh? Can't
have people observing their religion on YOUR dime...
Prisoners don't have a right to practice their religion, do they?
[edit on 10/3/07 by The Axeman]