Leanne S wrote:I think a "Heksher Tsaddik" would be great, and would help elevate the reputation of Kashrut. I think it's a hilul-HaShem to state that kashrut doesn't care about the wellfare of animals or workers, it only cares about rituals.
Sorry, Charlie. But just as a practical matter, if non-Jews buy kosher meat because they think it's superior from an ethical and quality standpoint, it will be carried by more stores and be easier to get in out-of the-Jewish-way burgs like mine.
Leanne S wrote:Michael P, can you name names and prove that Rabbis interested in a Heksher Tsaddik are not in favor of Kashrut? That sounds like a general smear to me.
In point of fact, it won't hurt Kashrut to also appeal to people who are making ethical decisions as well as Halachic ones. It will help. Because yes, right now I have to choose between chicken that's raised locally according to my environmental and humanistic beliefs and chicken that's got a Heksher. Wouldn't you like to have lot's more people buying kosher?
Avi Hein wrote:I don't want to add to the political or religious bashing,
Michael P wrote:Avi Hein wrote:I don't want to add to the political or religious bashing,
If that was for me - my apologies...
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