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Getzell the Butcher and the Kashrut Conflict
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The ice man used to de-
liver ice daily.
Fridiy; September 9, 1983 23
Though all the winds of ingloriously, by licensing
doctrine were let loose to and prohibiting, to mis-
play upon the earth, so doubt her strength.
truth be in the field, we do
in his usual place and knock. Zint Reb `Rachmeal take care of his dietary
nowhere in sight.
is avec but derr parshiva laws, and quickly.")
On Sunday morning, cus- (Dirty - vile)
"Reb `Rachmeal, ich yell
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The customer picked one tomers came into the store (character) unz ungeshtop- eye-ch gebben finf dollar a
of the chickens; it was care- and they noticed the ab- ped mitt chazar — uff zine vach." I will give you five
fully checked, and whatsence of the mashgiakh.) kopp zull fallen dee ee-vay- dollars a week.") He was
with the new weight, Get- "Vu is Reb `Rachmeal?' they reh."
earning $3.50. '
zell had to refund35 cents; asked. (Where is Reb
("Since Reb `Rachmeal
"Ich veil nit farrkayfen
he was mad. The woman .left (Rachmeal?')
left, this vile characlter has
Gott's kashruths far gelt.
with a "Gooten Shabbos."
"Err is krank," Getzell stuffed us with non-kosher
Gay Gezunter hate, un
As the days are short in lied without batting an eye. products. On his head shall
Gott voss due hust
fall the sin.")
the winter months, and be- _("He is sick.")
gemaynt upnarren vaste
cause it was Friday after-
A week passed when a Naturally, business alles." ("I will not sell
May the coming year be
noon, preparations were customer met Reb dropped immediately, God's dietary laws for
one filled with health,
made to leave for the day.
Rachmeal leaving the and soon there was no money. Be well, and the
Reb Rachmeal went to the shul. "Oi, voss macht business for Getzell. His God whom you had in
rear of the store to hand up ear?" she asked, then store window was mind to fool knows all.")
for all our
his white gown, and as he added, "Ich hab geherrt broken; garbage was
turned around, he noticed oz ear zine-t shlaff?" strewn
the moved to the Bronx. No one
that Getzell had cut out the ("How are you? I heard entrance; people spat as
knows if Jews will ever
liver in question, and was that you were ill.")
they passed by. He feared move way up in the Bronx,
quartering the chicken into
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"Verr is shlaff? Gottes-
parts and wrapping them in
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dankin ich bin fol-kum gez-
attend shul services. He - However, some landsleit
"Getzell, ich hab deer
had sinned before the liv- mentioned , perhaps he left
New York state, and is now
. . ."
terayfa chicken." ("I told
a shokhet somewhere in
Women of JNF
Finally, one evening
you to throw out the non- ("Getzell said . . .")
"Ich hab garnit twoo-ton when Reb `Rachmeal and Connecticut. It is an up-
area for kosher
"Reb `Rachmeal, der mitt Getzell merr." ("I have my father were discussing a and-coming
Young Women of JNF
lebber ken zine nisht
goot, ober dee chicken zet happened?")
a knock on the door and
meer ois fine." ("The liver
"Frekt Getzell," he re- Getzell appeared. "Reb
may not be good, but the torted.
`Rachmeal," he began; "Ich
chicken appears fine.")
It didn't take long. All you vill betten m'chilleh, un zite
der have to do is tell one person, azay goot un herrt meer
mashgiakh," Reb Rachmeal and the kosher East Side oise." ("I wish that you will
said with authority. "Potter buzzed with excitement. excuse me. Please be good
shayn up dee terayfa Everyone knew. enough to hear me.")
nevayle." ("I am the ritual
Expressions too bitter to "Ich hab deer gazacht oz
overseer. Get rid of the carr- relate were cast on Getzell's Gott vett zich unnemen farr
head. "A fire uff im. Bren- zine. Kashruths in gichen."
Reb Rachmeal, alles is nen zall err, derr trafe- , (I told you that God would
fine, and but a Gooten
Shabbos." ("Everything is
fine, and have a good Shah-
bath.") Furthermore, as an
afterthought: "Utt is eye-er
gelt far dee vach." ("Here is Yaacov Agam, Israel's most
your money for the week.") famous abstract artist, has
"Ich nem nit kine gelt. Ich agreed to make a sculpture
for Hadassah. The an-
veil da merr nit zine." ("I
will not take any money. I nouncement was made at
am leaving.") Taking his the Hadassah national con-
books from the shelf, he vention last month.
The work will be situated
wrapped them in newspap-
ers and cord, and turned to beside a fountain at the
Getzell and said: "Gott vett head of the reflecting pool
zich unnemen farr zine outside of the Hadassah
kashruths-unein cichen." Hospital Synagogue noted
("God will take care of His for the famed Marc Chagall
dietary laws, and quickly.") stained-glass windows
which depict the Twelve
"Reb Rachmeal, zite Tribes of Israel.
gezunt. Ess is garnisht.
"I have conceived a kine-
Ich yell eye-ch zen Zu-n- tic sculpture, 'Beating
tag." ("Stay well, it is
nothing. I will see you Heart,' composed of nine feet by six feet or larger, de-
separate elements which pending on the configura-
The flavor of Jarlsberg R Brand Cheese is as natural as the Norwegians who
will be kept constantly in tion of the pool and the
Reb Rachmeal left and re- motion by water from the sculpture in relationship to
make it. The full, rich, distinctive. nut-like taste makes it a favorite for noshing,
turned to his home. Later fountain, or perhaps by a its environment and nearby
nibbling, serving with fruit or wine, and using it in your recipes. Jarlsberg.
my father and Reb `Rach- small motor," Agam said. buildings.
Every good store carries it.
meal went to the Slutsker
The sculpture will be of
"This will be a one-of-
shul for Friday services. polished stainles steeel. It a-kind sculpture for
Also enjoy Ski Queen Brand Gjetost cheese, Nokkelost
Landsman Getzell was not will be approximately six Hadassah," Agam said.
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