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To: Nachum

Nachum, have you ever been to a Reform simcha, like a wedding or bar Mitzvah? You would be shocked to see a breakfast buffet with pork bacon. Salads with cheese in them along side the meat main course. It is stunning.

You have to starve or bring your own food to a reform simcha.


3 posted on 02/28/2011 11:30:06 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
You have to starve or bring your own food to a reform simcha.

Yep. Been there, done that. Generally, we don't like to even go. It's awkward, we have to bring our own food.

5 posted on 02/28/2011 11:33:02 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Yaelle
Back to bashing Reform Jews. Lame to say the least.

I can't speak for all Reform congregations but you would never find pork served at a Wise Temple function, and this was the birth place of the Trafe Banquet.

However, offsite, all bets are off because it is what the members choose to do and this on occasion is a problem. Mostly, if folks care, the provide for kosher requirements, if they don't why are you there if they are Jews? If they are not, well, you have to know what to do with yourself. If you keep strict Kosher, nothing served in a Reform Temple will do anyway, regardless of whether the food is specifically trafe or not because it is rare for them to have the dual kitchens. Nevertheless, the Reform community is a wide dispersion of practice so that a goodly number do keep mostly kosher and this means that rarely any official event will create a situation where you are offered anything that is forbidden, but it may not always be kosher certified.

If you are orthodox and living and breathing in this world, you would know not to eat at a Reform function, any more than you would eat at the house of a non-Jew unless you knew specifically the situation of each dish that is being served. This is the basic challenge of Kosher, whether you are perfectly observant or kosherish.

In the situation of JStreet, this organization is at odds with the Jewish community as a whole even if leading members of our community are completely clueless about this. JStreet was already disgraced when they had to admit they were a Soros sock puppet. Why anyone expects any more than what you would from a room full of people who basically hate Jews is a shock to me.

Which gets down to why is the person who is writing this surprised because these folks don't even pretend to care about Jewish observance, they are evil. Gees. But, these are not representatives of Reform Judaism, so stop with the smears.

16 posted on 02/28/2011 2:35:35 PM PST by dalight
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