Skip to comments.My strictly kosher experience at Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day (A Chicago Jew joins appreciation day)
Posted on 08/02/2012 7:10:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Although I am a native Chicagoan who has lived in the city for many years apparently I am not a good citizen according to our mayor, Rahm Emanuel (D). By his description, I lack Chicago values.
Guilty! I am so respectful of my fellow neighbors and other residents that I have never murdered any of them nor have I bribed any city, county or state employee, all standard behavior and practices in our city. I also believe in the US Constitution, including the sections guaranteeing the free exercise of religion and freedom of speech which, according to the mayor and one of his alderman, are available only to those who agree with the mayor.
I have other political, philosophical, economic and religious differences with the mayor. While I respect his right to his opinions, if I wanted to open a business in the city--highly unlikely given the red tape and other complications--he would be able to stop me simply because he disagreed with me.
As a Jew who knows how easy it is to be marginalized and then criminalized, the mayor's thuggery towards Chick-fil-A worried me. And so I decided to participate in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day to stand up for diversity, pluralism and multi culturalism. But there was a major problem: I keep kosher, biblically mandated Jewish food rules (don't ask), but the restaurant is definitely not kosher so normally I would avoid it. But I resolved that problem by deciding to order just a diet soft drink, skipping their specialty cuisine. I brought along an apple and some nuts to round out my meal.
And so off I went to the city franchise in the heart of the city, near universities, businesses, shopping and tourist attractions. There was a long line which moved quickly, the people were friendly.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
I realize kosher rules can get complicated, but couldn’t she have had a milkshake? (Maybe she’s dieting ;-).
Bless you, Ms. Fenig; and thank you.
Now there’s a niche market opportunity; for heavily Jewish neighborhoods, a Kosher version of Ciick-fil-A!
Now there’s a niche market opportunity; for heavily Jewish neighborhoods, a Kosher version of Chick-fil-A!
Could have had waffle fries and a milkshake.
We have several Jewish people here at the office that keep Kosher. They routinely order waffle fries and a shake for lunch when we go to Chik-Fil-A.
New customers continued to arrive, the media interviewed the passing crowd. Read more:WOW! Reporters actually showed up at a substantial local gathering not promoting discord?!!
They sure were nowhere in sight during the gathering at the Mall back in September 09 when we were in Washington in our hundreds of thousands . . .
Perhaps they aren’t kosher ENOUGH.
Years ago, while working in a hospital, we had a rabbi who was considered one of the great scholars (I wish I had copied down his name.) It was my job to supply dinners, and he refused all our kosher food, which was disturbing to me (I, of course, was worried about his health!).
His wife brought it in other days and on the Sabbath he simply fasted. They spent some time explaining it to me but what it came down to, was the food simply couldn’t be properly kosher.
. . . nor were they in evidence at our local Chick-fil-A here, which is pretty distant from any others, and which had customers unable to park, lined up onto the access highway. I hadnt been to a Chick-fil-A before, as Im sure was the case with legions of the customers they had nationwide on 8/1/12. Ill probably go again, and I doubt that is unique to me, either . . .
“a Kosher version of Ciick-fil-A!”
I certainly respect this lady for her friendly, modest, and even rhetorically understated report. I wish I could meet her and thank her personally. She’s a good example to us all. And kosher in more ways than one.
The Rabbi was observing ‘glat kosher’ rules. Think more sothan the local kosher restaurant, much more so.
As for the differences, think “tedious”.
Chicago is the home of Communism in America. Indeed, one make quite a case for Chicago being more commie than the Big Sh*tty, AKA New York City.
As one of AMerican born into a Jewish family, the thinly disguised Communism of Rham Emanuel makes me acutly aware that America is neither Communist, nor is it likely to remain forever tolerant of Commies trying to destroy America.
Make no mistake, Obama, Rahm, and the entire bunch of commies in agencies and academia, are trying to destroy America.
Fortunately, the “Cluck Heard ‘Round The World” is proof of American Communist’s Yamamoto Moment. Whether the Commies understood remains to be seen.
All over America, the Americans awoke, and discovered they were the vast majority.
I do hope the Jewish lady in the article can make clear to her co-religionists what happened at Chick-fil-A’s yesterday.
A rabbi I knew told me that Kashrut was G-d’s way of protecting His people in the days before modern sanitation & refrigeration, but that keeping kosher nowadays is still a worthy spiritual exercise for staying focused on G-d’s will.
He went on to cite Maimonides’ observation that the Law was never intended to interfere with human life. If nonkosher food is all stands between survival and death by starvation, the rebbe said by all means choose the former.
Wonder how difficult it would be to offer kosher items at Chick Fil-A? A Jewish friend told me once she traveled to Atlanta to buy Pepperidge Farms frozen chicken certified kosher. A portion of the CF-A kitchen under rabbinical supervision? Not unfeasable, IMO.
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