Tag: kosher

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are more than happy to center another good martini around avowed democratic socialist and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, this time for sowing dissension among Democrats for her public criticism of Rep. Joe Crowley, whom she defeated in the primary. They also shudder as a state official in Austria wants all observant Jews to register with the government if they want kosher meats. And they shake their heads as President Trump’s clarification of his comments in Finland is less than credible.

Better Living Through Chemistry

 

My father tells a story about my grandfather, who was a kosher supervisor in a hotel in the late 1950s and early ’60s. The hotel management came to him with a question: Could they serve non-dairy creamer, which had recently been invented?

On one level, it’s an easy question. Jewish law prohibits eating meat and dairy products together, even in minute quantities. But non-dairy creamer, being non-dairy, technically should be safe to eat as part of a meat meal. On the other hand, there are various second-order regulations to protect against ignorance: It’s important to avoid the appearance of a violation, because people might not realize what they are seeing. They might come away thinking something is permitted that is actually forbidden.