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"My heart is in the east, and I in the uttermost west." — Yehudah Ha-Levi

The Feeding Frenzy Has Begun

Posted by shanamaidel on September 12, 2008

Slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, Courtesy of the JTA

Slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, Courtesy of the JTA

So federal criminal charges have been filed against various Rubashkin family members. They are now going after management. The OU probably will soon pull the hechsher.

I am not sure what to think.

Let me Change that: There is a lot to think about when it comes to Agriprossessors, Kashruth, The United States, Judaism, Changes, and a whole other slew of issues that are a coming to a head.

And it will be a feeding frenzy. it isn’t just the Kashruth industry that is implicated in this, it is going to be every Jewish person in the US.

If anything, this is the story of what it means to be falshe frum in the US. Across denominational lines.

We are charged to be Or L’Goyim, a Light unto the nations. Light needs darkness, a something different.

Among a whole slew of mitzvot, it is my undersanding, that kashurt is supposed to teach a person about differences. And we are failing to learn this. Badly. And still failing to take responsibility.

So I’ve decided to start a series of how we got into this mess.

For the most news coverage (That’s not me- Go To Failed Messiah (particularly here). Caveat: I disagree strongly with his conclusions. I personally think he is too embroiled in this Agriprocessors mess to take a look a around at why we are in it, as I think about a lot of people involved in the protests. But he has the best coverage by far and away.

For Our Series Coverage Click on Links as they Develop:

Part 1


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