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May 14, 1982 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1982-05-14

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Rabbi Jack Goldman Enters Kashrut Controversy

of Greater Detroit — and which it is supposed to
By ALAN HITSKY
The controversy over the the butchers are in "flag- serve."
Rabbi Chaim Bergstein of
supervision of kosher rant violation" of the
butcher shops in the Detroit Shulhan Arukh by permit- Bais Chabad of Farmington
area was heightened this ting unkashered meat to be Hills, a member of the Vaad
week by additional charges ground in the shops. He also and one of the Vaad's
sent to The Jewish News asserted that "there is mashgikhim (Kashrut
by the administrator of the ample documented evidence supervisors), told The
Metropolitan Kashruth to substantiate" charges Jewish News that a second
Council of Michigan, Rabbi that the Vaad has meat grinder had been
"endeavored to dictate meat allowed at Singer's Kosher
Jack Goldman.
In a three-page letter, prices, without any regard Meats for many years be-
cause the meat was sup-
Rabbi Goldman stated that for the consumer."
Rabbi Goldman con- posedly being purchased by
the Vaad Harabonim —
Council of Orthodox Rabbis cluded his letter by stating: non-Jews.
"The most important
He said that since the
-
immilmoismoms ■-- ...1 No
question in this con- Vaad now knows that
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troversy is not even being
are using this meat,
I addressed by the Vaad, Jews
a second grinder cannot
I
I and that concerns in- be condoned.
I RENTAL RETURNS I adequate supervision. A
The Kashruth Advisory
I AND SUPPLIES 1 kosher establishment Council of the Jewish
serving meat and meat Community Council also
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(plus parts)
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nity to reaffirm our recogni-
"The broader question is tion of the Vaad as the sole
whether an organization Orthodox rabbinical body
such as this, that for de- responsible for kashrut
cades has permitted non- supervision.
I
231 W. Nine Mile Rd.
kosher meats to be sold in
"We further express our
1
Ferndale • 548-6404
I its butcher shops, deserves continuing confidence in
OPEN SAT. 9-4:30
the trust and the support of the Vaad as it furfills its re-
. Bring in Ad for Free Gift
sponsibility towards ensur-
Ns I the Jewish community
ing that the highest
standards of kashrut super-
vision are maintained in
"tt
our community."
Rabbi Goldman held
this statement in com-
plete contempt, stating,
"How do they qualify?"
He said every rabbi is
qualified to supervise
kashrut on the basis of
his semikha (ordination).
He said the council had
no right to "recognize"
anyone.
Meanwhile, although
Singer's Kosher Meat Mar-
ket in Oak Park has been
without its sign showing
that it is supervised by the
Vaad, the store's Vaad-
supplied mashgiakh has
continued to service the
store on a daily basis.
Owner Philip SwarM said
the Vaad was paid for its
Treasured Moments presents a unique
supervision services in
handcrafted gift designed especially for the Jewish
April at the end of the
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1 1W "A Glass of Tradition" is ideal for shower,
fused to return the supervi-
engagement or wedding gift and is awaiting
sion sign, SwarM said, but
immediate delivery complete with its own beautiful
continues to send the
gift box and calligraphied enclosure card.
mashgiakh.
You will receive two handcrafted satin
Swarin was ordered to
drawstring cases trimmed in delicate bridal lace,
appear at the Vaad office
one case containing a glass for the groom to
today for a meeting to try to
break at the end of the ceremony and another, in
resolve the dispute. He sent
which to place the case with the broken glass as a
a response to the Vaad mak-
keepsake for years to come. A truly sentimental
ing demands before he
and lasting memento.
would agree to a meeting.
May be purchased at Temple Beth El,
In addition, The Jewish
News has received a
Congregation Shaary Zedek, and Borensteins
number of letters and tele-
Bookstore.
phone calls from the public
The perfect gift to add a finishing touch
in support of one side or the
to a beautiful ceremony.
other in the dispute. ,

HON

Friday, May 14, 1982 1

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In March, charges
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That action led four other
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