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POLISH AMERICANS UNAWARE of KOSHER FOOD TAX?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
23 Nov 2008 /  #1
Is it true that many (most?) Polish Americans are unaware they are paying extra for the kosherisation of the ordinary food products they buy at their supermarkets? Kosher agencies persuade food-processing firms to pay a fee for the right to display a Kosher mark (usually a tiny, barely visible letter K or U) on their labels, and the added cost is passed on to the consumer, whether he wants Kosher food or not.

Not only is this a very well-kept secret, but those who dare to raise it in public are aften branded anti-Semites.
How many of you have heard of this hidden Kosher tax and what is your opinion of it?
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
23 Nov 2008 /  #2
Not only is this a very well-kept secret, but those who dare to raise it in public are aften branded anti-Semites.

well Ive seen the kosher food items in the store, but I dont buy them,

if there are hidden food items that I have bought, and didnt know about it, let them call me what they want, but I will raise a ruckus if I have to pay more for something I normally buy and the label is hidden.. let them call me anti-semites

cause I will call them rip-off artists.. theres no reason to hide the labels in my opinion.. I never have noticed this, but what are some of the foods you have come across that happen to have this mark so to speak on them?
sledz 23 | 2,250  
23 Nov 2008 /  #3
Kosher mark (usually a tiny, barely visible letter K or U)

Yep, I know this guy who has a vegetable warehouse and every so often he has to fly in Rabbi to bless the food, so he can but the little K stamp on it.

Of course he pays all expenses like airfare,hotel,food plus his fee...geeez nice scam!

I he doesnt do it the Jews wont buy the food
Franek 8 | 271  
23 Nov 2008 /  #4
No big deal. As a rule polish Americans do not buy much kosher food. It is true we,buy a lot of Jewish food,but it is not necessarily kosher. This is a Religious choice for the Jews. As a rule the process is overseen by a Rabbi, to see that all the processes are conformed with to conform with Jewish religious law.
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
23 Nov 2008 /  #5
As a rule polish Americans do not buy much kosher food.

I dont, but I dont ever recall seeing the letters either, I have seen the whole kosher stamp on the label..
sledz 23 | 2,250  
23 Nov 2008 /  #6
As a rule polish Americans do not buy much kosher food

I dont think Ive ever had kosher food

Once in Miami Bh, I went to buy a ham sandwich and the guy wanted $12.00
I asked why it cost so much? He said its Kooosher.....
I told him he could keep it.

The vegetable guys sells to big companies like ConAgra so he has to grease the Rabbi
Franek 8 | 271  
23 Nov 2008 /  #7
Kosher food is food that meets Jewish dietary laws, or kashrut, which comes from the Hebrew word for "fit" or "proper." Any food can be called kosher food if it adheres to Jewish law, or halacha. Conversely, foods typically labeled as "Jewish" aren't necessarily kosher. Jewish foods are generally those dishes that are traditionally Jewish. Kreplach, cholent, kugel, latke, and kishka are all traditionally Jewish foods, but if they are not prepared in accordance with kashrut, they will not be kosher food.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
23 Nov 2008 /  #8
I have seen the whole kosher stamp on the label..

anything like
Hamburger helper
Manwich
hunts
del monte
the list goes on and on, all the ingredients have been blessed somewhere along the line
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
23 Nov 2008 /  #9
anything like
Hamburger helper
Manwich
hunts
del monte

I havent seen it on these.. I have on breakfast sausage and meats.. which I dont buy.
Franek 8 | 271  
23 Nov 2008 /  #10
Once in Miami Bh, I went to buy a ham sandwich and the guy wanted $12.00
I asked why it cost so much? He said its Kooosher.....

Sledge. Not doubting your word. But Jews are prohibited from eating ham. The theory behind that was that the Jewish elders considered a pig as unclean.. Sooo , no pork products are unclean, according to them.

I had a good Jewish friend who would eat ham and say that it was turkey..We both laughed about that. I tild him that I would not tell if he wouldnt
sledz 23 | 2,250  
23 Nov 2008 /  #11
But Jews are prohibited from eating ham

nothing is stopping them from selling it though $$$
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
23 Nov 2008 /  #12
He said its Kooosher.....

I would have told him , buddie your brain is pickled if you think i will pay
that for a ham sandwich lol..

what is the lettuce gold? lol
sledz 23 | 2,250  
23 Nov 2008 /  #13
I had a couple of choice words but I didnt post it on PF...lol
plk123 8 | 4,148  
23 Nov 2008 /  #14
that's not a tax.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
23 Nov 2008 /  #15
I dont think it is either, all youre doing is paying a Rabbi to bless whatever it is

Ive seen kosher hot dogs and pizza in the store????

Didnt look too appealing...
Warsaw8 4 | 126  
24 Nov 2008 /  #16
I havent seen it on these..

You can also find the "Kosher/Parve" tax on many cookie brands, cereal, oatmeal, chips, other breakfest and snack products that many kids and people are bound to eat...Kind of sneaky huh, not only do they do this, but they have "choice" items that they do it to!

They make 20% on every sale item that we buy and get ripped off on, estimated at 1 billion dollars a year profit, what do these jews do with that money? How is it even justified to make money off your religion? Who else does this?

If you want to know more about this SCAM, get ahold of Joe Pilsiduski.

or....

libreopinion.com/members/standarteslc/jewishquestion05.html

One of many links that can be found.
drops - | 3  
24 Nov 2008 /  #17
Sigh. Before believing information like these, check snopes.com (the best source for urban myths online) -> snopes.com/racial/business/kosher.asp
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
24 Nov 2008 /  #18
the best source for urban myths online

The "myth" is not really busted. The website admits that:

Does certification add to the price of a product? Certainly, but the amount is miniscule.

So the "tax" still exists, and the fact that is miniscule is irrelevant.

What is even more irritating are kosher certificates issued to products such as steel or clorox/javex. Some of the certificates are issued even if Jewish religious rules are very specific that there is no need to consider some products as either kosher or not, since they are kosher by their nature.
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
24 Nov 2008 /  #19
Long time ago, I used to work in a place that wanted their food product labeled Kosher. So they went through the whole process, awaited that the Rabbi will come in to inspect everything and then "certify" each product.

What really ended up happening was the Rabbi came in, signed some papers that the food is "kosher" and left. Later on, the company got a bill for $1500 per product line for labeling it kosher. I swear the Rabbi didnt take a whole 5 min to sign the papers. Nice scam indeed.

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